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23 January 2015

BILLY MADISON SHOWING SUCCESS IN FIRST SYNDICATION MARKET

The Billy Madison Show is currently heard on KISS-FM (KISS ROCKS), in San Antonio, TX and WHPT-FM (THE BONE), in Tampa, FL. The Billy Madison Show has commanded a number one market share in all male demos in both markets. At the start of the Fall '14 book the show debuted in morning drive on WXNX-FM (Sun Broadcasting)in Fort Myers, FL. According to Nineball Radio Networks' President/ CEO Stefan Jones, "Planting your flag in the sand in your first syndication market can always be a little nerve-racking but the results are in and Billy is a proven winner. He boosted morning drive across ALL demos and went from 10th to 4th in Men 13-49 in one book! We could not be happier."

BILLY MADISON SHOW added in FALL 2014 WXNX-FM (93x), Fort Myers/Southwest Florida

DEMO               SP  2014             FALL 2014            Move
MEN                 18-49 3.6 (#10)   6.2 (#4)               UP 42%
MEN                 18-34 5.9 (T#6)   7.9 (#3)               UP 25%
MEN                 25-54 3.2 (T10)    4.6 (#6)               UP 30%

WXNX PD John Rozz says,

"The Billy Madison Show gets it! They totally understand how to relate to Men 25-40. The show knows content...moves at a good pace...they're topical...and easy to work with. Billy Madison is the best show in syndication for the Active Rock audience!"

16 January 2015

Florida Georgia Line excited for headlining tour

Florida Georgia Line kicked off their Anything Goes headlining tour this week in Toledo, Ohio with special guests Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard. The guys spent most of last year on the road with Jason Aldean, and prior to that they toured with Luke Bryan. Brian Kelley says, “We’re excited. It’s something we’ve been working toward for a long time and asking for it. We’re very thankful for the opportunities from all the artists that we got to open up for. We’ve learned so much and feel ready to take on a full year of headlining.”

The Anything Goes Tour will run through June with a European tour and some festival dates thrown into the mix. You can see a complete list of Florida Georgia Line’s tour dates here.

29 August 2014

LeAnn Rimes catches flak after making rape joke

Oops. Looks like LeAnn Rimes might want to think very clearly before speaking in the future. 

Or she could always drag her publicist around with her to help her choose the right words to speak before saying them out loud. 

The singer is facing some pretty harsh criticism after making a recent joke about rape. 

See, LeAnn and her hubby sat down with Joan Rivers for the comedian's web series In Bed With Joan. During the discussion, talk turned to LeAnn and how she lost her virginity. That would be about the time most people might change the subject, but LeAnn answered. 

And that's where she got into trouble. 

"I was in Monte Carlo and I was 15?" LeAnn answered. "I know, it's kind of a bulls--- story. I was 16. There you go."

"Was it nice? Was it bad? Was he nice?" Rivers pressed.

"Well, he was my boyfriend for like three and a half years," Rimes explained. "He was fine. I think I raped him. I think that's how it happened."

Rape is definitely not a good subject to joke about, so you can imagine the backlash that LeAnn's been getting. So far, however, LeAnn hasn't commented on the subject. 

12 August 2014

NINEBALL RADIO INKS A DEAL FOR SYNDICATION OF THE BILLY MADISON SHOW

Nineball Radio Networks LLC, an independent creator and clearance house for terrestrial radio programming and services, has signed on to handle national syndication for The Billy Madison Show, now available nationwide Monday through Friday mornings.

The Billy Madison Show is currently heard on KISS-FM (KISS ROCKS), in San Antonio, TX and WHPT-FM (THE BONE), in Tampa, FL. The Billy Madison Show commands a number one market share in all male demos in both markets. According to Nineball Radio Networks' President/ CEO Stefan Jones, "a show with such chemistry is rare, especially with the support of such a great company like Cox Media Group. Billy is a true professional who preps relentlessly and continually creates a show that is like nothing else being offered in Rock syndication. He left Tulsa number one, he took KISS-FM from 16th to number one and he is number one at WHPT-FM in Tampa. I think the numbers speak for themselves. We are excited to be a part of it."

14 July 2014

BEEMER & THE BALD GUY CARD THREE NEW AFFILIATES

The weekly syndicated BEEMER & THE BALD GUY golf talk show, hosted by 2002 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP winner RICH BEEM and SANDY MCILREE, has added three affiliates... CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WUCS (97-7 ESPN RADIO)/HARTFORD, LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA Sports WQXI-A (790 THE ZONE)/ATLANTA, and HRN BROADCASTING Sports WZGV-A (ESPN 730)/CHARLOTTE. The show is syndicated through NINEBALL RADIO NETWORKS.

22 May 2014

Keith Urban has second successful run on HSN

Keith Urban launched his second line of guitars on the lifestyle retailer HSN over the weekend, and it was another massive success, selling over 22,000 of his limited edition “Light the Fuse” and “Phoenix” URBAN guitar packages in one day. The first line of guitars Keith sold on HSN sold over 20,000 in their first day of sales, which means his second line is already a bigger success.

The “Light The Fuse” guitar collection features two versions of the “Light The Fuse” guitar — all wood electric or acoustic-electric — and comes in five flame maple burst color patterns – Brazilian, Ebony, Brazilian Blonde, Cherry Red and Teal Burst. The guitar comes packaged with a powerful 15 watt amplifier, an extra set of comfort coated strings, a carrying case, signature guitar picks and a double-lesson DVD featuring Keith personally walking you through one-on-one lessons.

The first line of Keith Urban guitars offered by HSN sold out and it looks like the second line is on the way to doing the same thing. 

13 April 2014

BEEMER & THE BALD GUY LAUNCHING INTO SYNDICATION WITH NINEBALL RADIO

NINEBALL RADIO NETWORKS is launching SUNDAY morning golf talk show BEEMER & THE BALD GUY into national syndication. The show, airing 8-9a (ET) SUNDAYs, is hosted by PGA pro golfer RICH BEEM and SANDY MCILREE.
NINEBALL RADIO President STEFAN JONES said, "RICH and SANDY have discussions much like we all have over a beer in the clubhouse after a round with a buddy. Only, in this case one is a major winner and the other a seasoned radio host. It makes for a great combination."


Flagship GENUINE AUSTIN RADIO Sports-Classic Hits KTXX-F-KWNX-A (104.9 THE HORN)/AUSTIN PD NICK SCHWARTS added, "I am not a golf guy, but you don't have to be huge into golf to be entertained by this show. We immediately started getting positive response from our listeners via social media."

24 February 2014

Beemer and the Bald Guy

PGA Championship winner, and an all around well liked guy on tour, Rich Beem has teamed up with Sandy McIlree (18 years hosting one of Austin’s most popular morning shows) to create a great option in weekend sport’s programming.

The Billy Madison Show

17th to 1st place with men 25-54 in just 7 weeks! The Billy Madison Show is a funny, irreverent show built for guys. The successful, proven radio program features Billy as the leader of a group of passionate, curious, and “unique” individuals that work hard and know how to blend great original content, lifestyle and entertainment.

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