Debut Broadcasting launching three national shows

Nashville-based Debut Broadcasting said its Syndication Division is launching three new national radio programs.

The shows are "A Country Legend," a daily interview feature for country radio stations; "Radio Racing Minute," a 90-second NASCAR oriented feature hosted by NASCAR commentator Todd Lewis for 100 radio stations; and "Boot Scooting 90s," a country music radio show targeted at hits from the 90s. The latter show was introduced at the Country Radio Convention in Nashville to a positive reception, according to Debut.

"We are very excited to announce these new additions to our syndication line-up," said Ron Heineman, CEO of Debut Broadcasting. "We expect these new programs to contribute to our top line revenue in the second quarter. Furthermore, the planned growth of the syndication unit will be an integral factor as we become a national market broadcaster, complementing our existing station ownership."

Mar 17, 2011 12:57 PM

A sound salvation

Cumulus Media's takeover of Citadel Broadcasting became official yesterday. The deal gives Citadel shareholders $37 in cash or 8.525 shares of Cumulus (NASDAQ: CMLS) stock per share of Citadel (PINK: CDELA) stock, valuing Citadel at $2.4 billion.

Citadel has a pair of Nashville stations: country's 103.3 WKDF and sports-talk station 104.5 The Zone. Cumulus' Nashville properties include adult urban-contemporary WQQK 92.1, classic hits WRQQ 97.1, talk radio's WWTN 99.7, the iconic WSM-FM 95.5 and Top 40 station WNFN 106.7, whose call letters belie its start as a sports-talk competitor to The Zone.


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