New Ag network to launch in Arkansas


East Arkansas Broadcasters has formed the EAB Ag Network, a new farm information radio network that will launch in January. The EAB Ag Network is anchored by its flagship station, Jonesboro-based KFIN-AM, and its affiliate listings includes stations located throughout eastern and central Arkansas, with signal coverage in western Mississippi, western Tennessee and southeast Missouri. The network will reach 100% of Arkansas’ soybean acreage, and more than 99% of the state’s rice acreage.

Several EAB stations are affiliated with the Arkansas Radio Network, through the end of 2013. These stations currently air both ARN and EAB Markets. Beginning in 2014, they will carry only EAB Ag programming, which will include the latest in weather, farm news, and markets, reports Wisconsin Ag Connection.

Mitch Mahan has been named Farm Broadcaster for the EAB Ag Network. A broadcasting and programming veteran, Mahan joined East Arkansas Broadcasters in 2009. He delivers markets and farm news. Cate Morgan has been named Associate Farm Broadcaster.

East Arkansas Broadcasters is a family-owned radio group that began operations in 1956 with KWYN-AM in Wynne and has grown to include stations in Jonesboro, Stuttgart, and Pocahontas, through its affiliated companies. EAB recently filed an application with the FCC to purchase radio stations in the Arkansas River Valley, which will bring its total number of owned and operated stations to 25, making it the largest radio group in the state.

See the Wisconsin Ag Connection story here.