United Stations Radio Networks has closed a deal to acquire the programs of John Garabedian’s Radiocraft effective immediately. USRN will now oversee the production, distribution and affiliate relations efforts for Radiocraft’s entire lineup of programming. USRN had been selling Radiocraft programming since March of 2011.
Since 1988 the Boston-based Radiocraft has created and produced Garabedian’s long-running signature program, Open House Party. Other programs in the Radiocraft lineup include The Party Playhouse with Jackson Blue heard every weeknight, a newer entry into the weekend lineup of programming called Celebrity Top Ten that features a look at the hottest pop culture items of the week, and two additional weekly editions of Open House Party, one geared for Sunday nights and one formatted for Rhythmic hit music stations.
In the deal, Garabedian will still be hosting Open House Party on Saturday nights.
Said USRN President/COO Jim Higgins: “At United Stations, we’re all about talent and branding, and John Garabedian has created a fantastic legacy on both of those fronts. As programmers, as a bank of on-air talent and as a program supplier, John and his Radiocraft team have shaped a great lineup of entertainment shows that all have loyal followings, generate great ratings and provide a wonderful environment for advertisers. We’re thrilled that Radiocraft’s holdings are now officially and completely part of the USRN family.”