Tino Cochino Radio Moves To YEA Networks
YEA Networks has announced that it will take over the syndication of Tino Cochino Radio.
Based at Riviera Broadcasting Rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3” KKFR Mayer/Phoenix AZ where Cochino hosts mornings with Milli Rodriguez, the show is then distributed to affiliates for afternoon or night slots via barter alongside the station’s own music and customized for the market and daypart.
Among existing affiliates are Alpha Media CHR “Energy 94.1” KTFM San Antonio, Urban “We 96.3” KWEE Portland, and Classic Hip-Hop “G102.3” WNGY Peoria, Gold Coast Broadcasting Rhythmic CHR “Q95.9” KCAQ Oxnard CA, and Broadway Media Rhythmic CHR “U92” KUUU Salt Lake City.
YEA Networks also distributes The Kidd Kraddick Show and The Bert Show.
YEA Networks, known for creating and delivering the highest-quality buzzworthy audio content to engaged audiences in markets of all sizes, announces that it has launched the national syndication of Tino Cochino Radio, bringing the burgeoning next-generation audio brand to radio stations across the U.S. YEA Networks, unleashes the 21st Century talent of DJ and radio personality Tino Cochino and co-host Milli Rodriguez to Rhythmic and CHR stations in an innovative combination of topical and relatable on-air content, engaging, original video and social content, and a popular podcast. Tino Cochino Radio is building momentum across the U.S. as the fastest-growing personality-driven radio show in the country.
Debuting on 20 stations in markets including Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, and Albuquerque, Tino Cochino Radio is a PPM and diary-friendly modular show with timely content, and is available for weekday afternoons/nights for barter, customizable for each market and daypart, with up to 11 songs per hour (programmed locally). Tino Cochino Radio’s popular podcast is also available on demand at: http://tinocochinoradio.com/podcast/.
Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Tino Cochino broke into radio at the age of 13 as an intern. At age 16, he was given his first full-time on-air shift and worked his way to the #1 night show in his hometown. Nearing his 21st birthday, Tino took his show to San Antonio, TX, building a buzz that took him to Bakersfield, CA, and finally, to Power 98.3/KKFR-FM in Phoenix, AZ, where he now hosts Tino Cochino Radio weekday mornings from 6:00am-10:00am. Tino also has produced television content for CW.
George Laughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, YEA Networks, said:
“We’re excited to bring Tino Cochino Radio to audiences and stations across the U.S. Tino is a brilliant talent who is the next generation in syndication and a great addition to the YEA Networks family. Tino and his team have a powerful chemistry with each other and with their listeners, who become engaged in their lives at all touchpoints – on-air, and via video, social media and a popular podcast. The Tino Cochino Radio team is more than just entertaining – they share their energy, fun and personal passions with listeners and people feel like they know them and want to be friends with them. That’s a special quality, and it’s something we’re thrilled to bring to markets across the country.”
Tino Cochino said: “This partnership with YEA Networks and TCR is truly special. The success they have generated via The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show and The Bert Show is nothing short of impressive. To know they believe in our brand and what we’re creating is a sign, to me, that we’re without a doubt moving in the right direction.”
Phil Becker, Vice President of Content, Alpha Media, said: “In recent years the role of a Program Director has changed into more of a content creator. Tino Cochino Radio is one of the few shows that understand the PD evolution and works alongside their affiliates to deliver both on-air and online content equally. They also forge bonds with listeners and advertisers so that your station sees both a ratings and a revenue lift. Tino and his team are not there to voice track – They’re there to put you on the winning track.”
Michael Cutchall, Chief Executive Officer, Riviera Broadcasting, said: “From the minute Tino walked into our stations he raised the level of performance throughout the whole building. His work ethic, creativity and passion reset the expectations of what was possible. He dominated nights and afternoons. Tino is truly an inspiration for all of those around him and will be the next big syndicated show.”
Tino Cochino is nominated for Radio Ink’s 2018 Medallas de Cortez Awards for Syndicated/National Personality of the Year, to be presented today at the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference in Miami, FL. He is also a featured speaker at the Worldwide Radio Summit at the W Hotel Hollywood on Friday, May 4, 2018.
For more information about Tino Cochino Radio, contact Scott Kerr, Director, Affiliate Sales and Content, YEA Networks, at: email@example.com or at 843.270.2836.