KMG Networks, Harris Media, AdLarge Media, and Country Aircheck Partner on Next-Generation, Studio-R
Country Dashboard will Deliver the Latest News in Real Time with Ready-to-Use Content and Audio for Air, Web, Apps, and Social Media
New York, NY – February 1, 2016 - Country Dashboard, a customizable dashboard that delivers up-to-the-minute information and audio about country music artists and the country music scene in real time has launched today. The announcement was made by KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group, Harris Media, the producer of Control Room Pro, a suite of digital production field and studio tools, and AdLarge Media, the national advertising sales solutions provider. Country Dashboard was modeled after the popular Anchor Dashboard from Harris Media, which delivers real-time information and audio directly to news anchors, in the studio.
“The Anchor Dashboard platform has been a game changer for News/Talk stations, and many programmers shared a need for a similar service designed specifically for music stations. Country is our first brand extension and there is more coming,” said Gary Krantz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Krantz Media Group. “Lon Helton and his team at Country Aircheck are the gold standard for country news and access. Partnering with them for our content ensures that stations will have the biggest stories in country music immediately, including in audio format, for on-air, websites, apps, and social media. It’s the next generation in show prep.” “The instant delivery of superior, relevant content and audio is going to make Country Dashboard a big part of the country radio landscape,” stated Frank DeSantis, Senior Vice President, Business Development of AdLarge Media. “We are excited that our advertisers will now have increased reach to this vital audience.”
Radio stations interested in the Country Dashboard may contact Gary Krantz at 201-400-3682 or email@example.com or Ted Edwards at 913-963-3923 or firstname.lastname@example.org. About Krantz Media Group/KMG Networks (www.krantzmediagroup.com) KMG is a leading New York City based advisory business development and content syndication firm that provides critical direction on issues of content syndication, marketing, advertising, media, entertainment, and digital technology. KMG provides strategic marketing and brand development, implementation roadmaps, technology solutions for media, media sales and revenue generation, business development, organizational planning, and competitive analysis for many brands and companies such as Viacom Networks, iHeartmedia/Premiere Radio Networks, The American Marketing Association, Studio Center Total Production, Omnivision/My Damn Channel, American Weekend Entertainment, TuneGenie Networks, and the UK based Team Rock Limited. In 2012, KMG launched KMG Networks - an independent, multi-platform content and services syndication company. Its services and products include, The Studio Center Network, Team Rock’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour, products and services owned by the MBMI Companies, The Grabien Platform, and a suite of broadcast products created by respected news broadcaster Lee Harris (mornings on CBS’s 1010 WINS). For more information on Krantz Media Group/KMG Networks, visit: www.krantzmediagroup.com. About Harris Media (www.harrismedia.com) Harris Media, a New York City based company, has been creating web sites and applications since early 1996 with a focus on custom solutions for broadcasters. The principals have extensive backgrounds in Internet technology and broadcasting. Harris Media products are found in the studios, control rooms, and rack rooms of some of the top radio stations in the U.S., as well as Europe and Asia. About Country Aircheck (www.countryAircheck.com) From a Nashville coffee shop six days after leaving the now-defunct Radio & Records following its purchase by Billboard, Country Aircheck founders Lon Helton and Chuck Aly published their first Country Aircheck Weekly. On the cusp of its tenth anniversary, Country Aircheck's staff of eight publishes daily news emails, a quarterly print magazine and the weekly news, charts and analysis upon which industry readers have come to depend. About AdLarge Media (www.adlarge.com) AdLarge Media is the fastest-growing independent audio advertising sales company in the U.S., representing radio, digital, and mobile content providers. The company is at the forefront of advertising innovation, driving revenue at the intersection of content and technology with customized solutions that deliver a demonstrated return on investment in an ever-changing media landscape. AdLarge serves a large portfolio of agencies and brands, and is widely recognized for its collaborative partnerships. Founded in 2010 by industry leaders Gary Schonfeld and Cathy Csukas, AdLarge Media has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit.