United Stations Purchases All Radiocraft Shows
United Stations Radio Networks announced today that it is acquiring the programming assets of Radiocraft. Since 1988, the Boston-based Radiocraft has created and produced the popular John Garabedian’s Open House Party. The acquisition was announced jointly by Radiocraft’s Founder and President John Garabedian and USRN’s President/COO Jim Higgins.
USRN will oversee the production, distribution and affiliate relations efforts for Radiocraft’s entire lineup of programming. USRN had been acting as Radiocraft’s marketing partners to the advertising community since March of 2011.
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 making the announcement, USRN’s Jim Higgins commented, “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.” John Garabedian added, “Our superb relationship with the United Stations people made this transaction a natural, and with a new long-term contract locking me in, I can't imagine anywhere I'd rather be on Saturday night than hosting ‘Open House Party’!"