Syndication Notes 2/20: New Affiliates For Tom Joyner & Tino Cochino

Tom Joyner Morning Show Reach MediaDespite ending this December, Reach Media’s Tom Joyner Morning Show has added a new affiliate as Broomfield Broadcasting R&B Oldies “Jammin Hits 97.9” 1170 WDEK/97.9 W250CG Lexington/Columbia SC launches the show. Tom Joyner had been off the air in Columbia since the start of the year when the Cumulus owned “Kiss 103.1” WLXC picked up the new Rick & Sasha show.

Following the addition of Saga Communications’ CHR “Energy 106.9” WNRG-FM Milwaukee last week, YEA Networks’ Tino Cochino Radio has debuted in evenings on Saga Urban “99.3 The Box” W257BQ Charleston/WMXZ-HD2 Isle of Palms SC.

YEA Networks, known for creating and delivering the highest-quality buzzworthy audio content to engaged audiences in markets of all sizes, announces that nationally syndicated Tino Cochino Radio has signed two new Saga Communications, Inc. radio stations to its fast-growing affiliate group – CHR station WNRG-FM/Energy 106.9 in Milwaukee, WI, 3pm-7pm) and Urban Hip Hop station WMXZ-HD2/99.3 The Box in Charleston, SC (6pm-10pm). Earlier this month, Tino Cochino Radio welcomed its first new affiliates of 2019, KORQ/96Q in Abilene, TX (3pm-7pm), and KHQT/HOT 103.1 in Las Cruces, NM (7pm-11pm). Tino Cochino Radio is now heard on nearly 40 affiliates across the U.S., including over 50% of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic Markets. The personality-driven next-generation audio brand launched nationwide in 2018.
George Laughlin, CEO, YEA Networks, said: “Tino Cochino Radio is off to a strong 2019, and the incredible momentum continues with the addition of four new affiliates in the first 6 weeks and ratings pops in new markets including Dallas. We’re excited to welcome these two powerhouse Saga stations in Charleston and Milwaukee and know their listeners are going to love what they hear!”

Annmarie Topel, General Manager, Milwaukee Radio Group, Saga Communications, Inc., said: “The first time we heard the show, we knew it had the flavor we needed to really stand out and excite our listeners. Milwaukee is more than ready for Tino Cochino, and we believe he’ll strike a nerve with the Energy 106.9 audience.”

Paul O’Malley, General Manager, Charleston Radio Group, Saga Communications, Inc., said: “Tino’s show is relevant, topical and compelling that caters to a diverse audience that is impactful to the listeners and the advertisers.”

Tino Cochino, Host of Tino Cochino Radio, said: “I’ve been ready for Milwaukee and Charleston! The team and I are beyond excited to get on-air and create great radio with Energy 106.9 and Mix 95.9!”

American Urban Radio Networks has promoted Andy Anderson to President of Sales for the company overseeing sales, marketing strategy, digital expansion and new business development. Anderson has served as AURN’s VP/Sales for the Eastern Region for the past eleven years and has also worked at Billboard Magazine.

Andy Anderson has been named President, Sales, for the networks 500+ radio station affiliates. Mr. Anderson will be responsible for the network’s sales, marketing strategy, digital expansion and new business development. For the past 11 years, he was Vice President Sales, Eastern Region, accounting for more than 80% of the network’s total revenue.

Prior to AURN, Mr. Anderson worked for Billboard magazine as Director, Urban/Canadian Advertising, the first African-American to hold such a position with the magazine. While there, he created the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Conference and Awards and developed special advertising tributes for musical powerhouses such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight and Master P to name a few, which brought in millions of dollars in incremental revenue to the magazine.

Mr. Anderson began his 35-year career in sales and marketing when he was recruited by Libbey-Owens-Ford his senior year at Howard University. Mr. Anderson is an alumnus of the NAB’s Executive Development Program for Radio Broadcasters at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Westwood One News has announced it has signed an agreement to provide breaking news coverage to 45 of Cox Media Group’s music stations including stations in Atlanta, Houston, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, and San Antonio. Westwood One has also picked up 820 WWBA Tampa as its 900th affiliate.

Westwood One News, the award-winning, full-service news division of the largest audio network in the U.S., has a lot of news to report.

First, Westwood One News has signed a new agreement providing breaking news coverage on 45 Cox Media Group music stations in Atlanta, Houston, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Antonio, and other markets.

Second, WWBA-AM/Tampa has just signed on as the network’s 900th affiliate.

Westwood One News is also proud to announce recently renewed affiliates WINS-AM/New York and KYW-AM/Philadelphia, while continuing to be heard on top market stations including WABC-AM/NY, WMAL-AM/Washington DC, WLS-AM/Chicago, KGO-AM/San Francisco, and WBAP-AM/Dallas. In addition to 900 broadcast radio stations, Westwood One News can also be heard across America on Bloomberg Radio and the SiriusXM POTUS and Progress channels.

Westwood One News continues to receive industry recognition, most recently being honored with its fourth consecutive Golden Mike Award, which it has won in each year of its existence. In addition, Westwood One News last year won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi “Radio Breaking News Reporting Award” from The Society of Professional Journalists for its breaking news coverage of the Las Vegas concert shooting. Westwood One News was also honored with five awards from the New York Festivals, including a prestigious Gold Medal Award for its “Pain & Pride: Remembering Vietnam – 50 Years Later” news retrospective.

“Westwood One News has expanded rapidly due to our trustworthy global news reporting, which stations can locally brand and seamlessly embed into their programming,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Marketing, CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One. “Reaching 900 stations over four years is an amazing milestone, and a testament to Bart Tessler, Jim Jones, the Westwood One News team, and our Affiliate Sales team.”

Westwood One News, launched in January 2015, was created to offer radio stations greater flexibility and local branding opportunities, enabling them to integrate comprehensive network news coverage into their local operation. What can Westwood One News do for your station? Learn more by contacting Jim Jones at or (202) 840-7933.

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