United Stations Radio Networks

United Stations Radio Networks

United Stations Radio Networks (USRN) is a radio network providing a wide range of programs and programming services for radio stations across the US and elsewhere. It is based in New York City.

Some of its most popular offerings are Rewind with Gary Bryan, Nights With Alice Cooper, The House of Hair, various programs hosted by Tom Kent, the Lou Dobbs Financial Minute, Lex and Terry, HardDrive/HardDriveXL with Lou Brutus, Absolutely 80s with Nina Blackwood, Your Time with Kim Iverson, Dick Bartley's Rock & Roll's Greatest Hits, The Classic Countdown Show, Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton's Weekend Top30 & Remix Top40 Countdown's, Bloomberg Radio, the Pulse of Radio morning prep service, Rick Jackson's Country Classics (added 2012), and reruns of Dick Clark's Rock, Roll & Remember and the daily Music Calendar. The network also co-manages, along with Clear Channel Communications, the Your Smooth Jazz network provided by Broadcast Architecture. United Stations also specializes in comedy services for radio. The station also provides a weather network; since 2009, the company has distributed Accuweather's forecasts (taking over the distribution from Westwood One). Previously, Al Roker and John Wetherbee ran USRN's weather division. The company also distributes Touchdown Radio Productions' college football broadcasts.

The company was founded in February 1994 by pop icon Dick Clark and radio veteran Nick Verbitsky. Verbitsky continues to serve as the company's CEO.

The similarly named "United Stations Radio Network" (singular), also founded by Clark and Verbitsky in 1980, bought the RKO Radio Network and eventually was absorbed by CBS Radio and Westwood One.

External links

  • Official Web site