Streamline Acquires Radio Discussions.Com
Streamline Digital Inc., a division of Streamline Publishing Inc., has acquired the Radio Discussions message boards (www.radiodiscussions.com) from In3Media, operated by Diana Fleming. The popular boards were originally the discussion arm of In3Media's Radio-Info.com site, and were retained when In3Media sold Radio-Info.
Streamline Publishing CEO Jim Robinson said, "This is a perfect fit for Streamline's Radio Ink and RBR-TVBR news brands. These three strong individual businesses provide distinctly valuable content to our audiences, and effective environments for our marketing partners. We are dedicated to keeping readers current on news and the media conversations that are trending. The social interactivity of the discussion boards is the right complement to Radio Ink and RBR-TVBR."
The popular Radio Discussions boards offer thousands of active conversations in well over 100 geographical, format-based, technical, and other categories related to radio, television, and digital media. The boards have more than 40,000 registered users, and attract 150,000-200,000 unique visitors each month.
B. Eric Rhoads, chairman and founder of Streamline Publishing, stated, "We're investing heavily to grow our digital services in the broadcasting industry to give the radio and television industries deeper sources of information, and to give our advertisers a platform with which to grow their businesses. These discussion boards attract significant amounts of traffic and give us the opportunity to offer wide reach across multiple interest groups and to offer geographic targeting."
Streamline Publishing, which earlier this year acquired Radio & Television Business Report, will expand the television section of the boards and encourage conversations about news and current events in the media industry. There are no plans to alter the boards' moderation policies or structure with the transition.
About Streamline Publishing Inc.
Streamline Publishing Inc. was founded by B. Eric Rhoads in 1986, when the company purchased The Pulse of Radio magazine from Robert F.X. Sillerman. The magazine was later renamed Radio Ink and today is the only print publication in the sector. Radio Ink also produces a daily news report and a website, both focused on operational management of radio stations. Streamline produces four radio conferences: Radio Ink Convergence, Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference, Radio Ink Sports Radio Conference, and the Radio Ink Forecast financial conference, held annually at the Harvard Club in New York. In 2012, Radio Ink acquired Radio & Television Business Report, which continues to operate as a separate division, and the Radio Discussions message boards at www.radiodiscussions.com. Streamline Publishing's art division publishes two consumer art magazines, PleinAir and Fine Art Connoisseur, and produces an art conference, the Plein Air Convention & Expo. The division also operates Streamline Premium Art Video, a video production company that produces "how to" educational videos for artists. The company headquarters is in Palm Beach County, Florida.
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