Radio veteran Clancy Woods will not own the brand, but he will have license to create and distribute programming for the Sporting News Radio Network. His Mission Media Group is acquiring those rights from SNRN owner American City Business Journals.
Wood’s investors are said to bring a wealth of broadcast experience to the table, and include Steve Webster, co-manager and co-CEO of Avista Capital, Stephen Butterfield, vice chairman of Nelnet, Inc., Patrick Dugan, vice president and general counsel of Nortex Corporation and David Gow, chairman and CEO of Gow Communications, LLC.
“Our partners are remarkably successful people who share my view that sports content is a unique and vital part of the entertainment experience. As a group, they will be a dynamic resource for the company as we pursue our various growth initiatives,” said Woods.
MMG will produce and distribute two programs owned by ACBJ, The Troy Aikman Show and The Tim Brando Show. Other content, including that in development, will be owned by MMG.
SPRN has 175 radio affiliates, a presence on Sirius XM and is also available through digital and mobile partners. MMG says it reaches 3M listeners weekly.