On January 24, America’s Radio News Network (ARNN) launched the first of five nationally-syndicated long-form news co-anchored 3-hour news-only blocks (Noon-3 p.m. ET). Now, TRN Enterprises and ARNN CEO Mark Masters announced the launch of the next 3-hour daily all-news programming block to its planned 15 hours per day: Monday March 28th. This launch is being accelerated due to current world events and stronger than expected affiliate demand.
ARNN provides non-partisan news programming to affiliates nationwide, billed as compatible and complimentary with all forms of spoken-word radio programming available today. It is fast-paced and is designed to sound good on FM stations as well as AM. ARNN covers 10-12 stories with 4-6 audio actualities each quarter hour. Talk Radio Network Syndications, Ltd is the rep.
“Stations love the long-form news product so much they are asking for more of it sooner — we are frankly stunned by the demand!,” says Masters. “With all of the life changing events in this world, the likes of which we haven’t seen since WWII, our affiliates are telling us that this level of high quality non-partisan news product is a must-have, especially from a ‘safe buy’ revenue perspective. We have never seen affiliate demand like this for any other program.”
ARNN adds to TRN’s jump into news: America’s Morning News (AMN), presented by The Washington Times and Talk Radio Network Entertainment, is another 3-hour long-form all news program from the syndicator. The AMN morning news show now has over 100 markets, and 13 in the top 30, including LA, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Seattle.