Hubbard Radio Takes the National Radio Talent System West

With four Institutes in the south and east, the National Radio Talent System now heads to the great Northwest with Institute number five; the Hubbard Radio Talent Institute at Central Washington University in Washington State.

Hubbard Radio’s Chair and CEO, Ginny Morris, commented: “Compelling and relatable on air talent is what separates local radio from all other audio entertainment services. Our investment in the National Radio Talent System at Central Washington University is an extension of Hubbard Radio’s commitment to do our part to nurture and grow the talent pipeline for the industry. We are proud to partner with Dan Vallie and his team in this important initiative.”

Dan Vallie, Founder and President of the National Radio Talent System, stated: “I am nothing less than thrilled to be working with Ginny Morris and her team of quality professionals at Hubbard Radio. From the first time we spoke about it, it was obvious they shared the vision. We are flattered to have Hubbard partner with us to continue growing the farm system for radio, discovering, coaching, and incubating young talent who have a desire and passion to be in radio. This is our future.”

The inaugural Hubbard Radio Talent Institute will debut this summer, June 13-22. The National Radio Talent System will be contacting broadcasters from radio stations in Seattle and across the state and region to teach sessions during the ten-day institute.

Associate Dean of Student Development, Keith Champagne, commented: “Having a nationally award winning college radio program in KCWU-FM, the partnership with Hubbard Radio and the National Radio Talent System was simply a perfect match. Giving student broadcasters opportunities they can’t find anywhere else is a cornerstone of Central Washington University. The Hubbard Radio […]

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Sun Broadcast Group signs Hubbard Radio to their Shazam For Radio platform

NEW YORK, NY August 3, 2015 – Sun Broadcast Group announced today that Hubbard Radio has signed on to their Shazam For Radio platform.

Shazam For Radio, the first ever interactive radio service designed for every station’s unique content, is being deployed on 19 stations in all seven Hubbard markets including Chicago, Washington D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Seattle, Phoenix, St Louis and Cincinnati.

“All of us here at Hubbard Radio are thrilled to be partnering with the great team at Sun Broadcast Group and their new platform, Shazam for Radio. As we continue to look to the future and new ways of connecting our great brands and the advertisers we serve with millions of our loyal listeners, we believe Shazam for Radio is a game changer. Thanks to Sun CEO Jay Bailey and his incredible team for this exciting exclusive partnership in our seven markets,” said Drew Horowitz, President/COO Hubbard Radio.

“We are so pleased to be working with Hubbard Radio in bringing another level of interactivity to their great radio properties,” said Julio Aponte, Sun Broadcast Group COO. “Shazam For Radio will allow them to engage directly with their audience by giving them real-time access to all their content, personalities, promotions and advertisers. We look forward to working with Drew Horowitz and his great team of programmers and sales people.”

For more information on Shazam For Radio contact Ron Rivlin at 212-380-9303 or

About Sun Broadcast Group:
Named one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc Magazine, Sun Broadcast Group is a national radio network reaching over 142 Million monthly listeners through its more than 5,500 affiliates. Headquartered in New York City and Boca Raton, […]



Hubbard Radio Purchases 30% Stake in Podcast Industry Leader PodcastOne

Los Angeles – August 3, 2015 – PodcastOne, the nation’s largest advertiser-supported podcast network, and iconic broadcast company Hubbard Radio, have reached an equity agreement in which Hubbard Radio acquires 30% of the on-demand digital-audio leader, it was announced today by PodcastOne Chairman and CEO Norm Pattiz, and Hubbard Radio Chair and CEO Ginny Morris.

The agreement maintains PodcastOne and parent company Courtside Entertainment Group’s independent control of all operations, as the network continues to expand its collection of more than 200 top-rated programs, delivering more than 400 million monthly impressions for advertisers. The network features many of America’s most popular podcasts, including Adam Carolla, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Dan Patrick, Chris Jericho, Penn Jillette, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Shawn and Larry King, Laura Ingraham, D. Drew, TheCHIVE, the newly launched Mark Schlereth podcast, plus SNYC’s Radiolab, Freakonomics and many more.

Hubbard Broadcasting operates radio stations and television stations across America, as well as satellite and cable network ReelzChannel, F&F Productions and the Hubbard Radio Network. The companies will work closely on synergies in content development, cross-promotion, brand development, new technology opportunities, and local, regional and national joint marketing and advertising. The investment will also allow for rapid expansion of sales and marketing resources, along with the ability to service more clients, as PodcastOne continues its phenomenal growth trajectory since being founded just three years ago by Kit Gray and Westwood One Founder and Chairman Emeritus Norm Pattiz.

“We could not be more pleased and excited to have the chance to collaborate with Norm Pattiz and Kit Gray,” said Morris. “These great audio mavericks have a vision that we believe in, and are honored to be a part of. […]

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Hubbard Radio Adds Greg Strassell to Senior Programming Team
Strassell named SVP/Programming and will join SVP/Programming Greg Solk in new role

MINNEAPOLIS SAINT PAUL, MN – June 11, 2015 – Hubbard Radio today announced that veteran programming executive, Greg Strassell, will join the company as SVP/Programming. Strassell will work in partnership with current SVP/Programming, Greg Solk, to lead the programming, brand and content strategies for Hubbard Radio’s 28 radio stations in its seven largest markets.

“We are thrilled to bring someone of Greg’s talent on to the Hubbard team,” said Drew Horowitz, President/COO of Hubbard Radio. “The combination of Greg Strassell and Greg Solk gives us one of the most dynamic programming duos in the industry. As the importance of creating entertaining and compelling content across all platforms continues to be a critical ingredient of growth, this move strengthens the company for the future.”

Strassell believes Hubbard Radio is the perfect fit for his approach to programming and content. Commented Strassell, “I am proud and excited to join Hubbard Radio, as it expands the programming department for further audience engagement and content development. It will be a pleasure to team-up with Greg Solk and the management and programmers to make great radio and the most compelling brands available, regardless of the platform.”

Strassell joins current SVP/Programming Greg Solk to lead Hubbard’s programming initiatives. “I’m so proud to work for a company that is so committed to its brands and understands the need to heavily invest in talent and programming,” commented Solk.

“As the audio entertainment landscape continues to evolve we are doubling down on our investment in the content creation areas of our business,” said Hubbard Radio Chair/CEO, Ginny Morris. “Greg’s passion for the business and his track record of […]

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Hubbard Radio Announces Jeremy Sinon as New Corporate Digital Director
Sinon will lead Hubbard digital future

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – April 20, 2015 – Hubbard Radio EVP/Chief Financial Officer, Dave Bestler, today announced that Jeremy Sinon was named Corporate Digital Director for Hubbard Radio. Sinon was most recently the Digital Director for Hubbard Radio’s Minneapolis-St. Paul radio stations.

Sinon will work closely with Bestler and Hubbard Radio President/COO, Drew Horowitz, to oversee day-to-day corporate digital initiatives as well as the strategy for Hubbard Radio’s long-term digital goals. Sinon will continue his role as Digital Director for the Hubbard Radio properties in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

“It’s really an honor to be given this opportunity to help lead the digital efforts for a company that I care so much about,” said Sinon. “When I started at Hubbard in 2006 I was one of the first digitally focused hires the company ever made. It amazes me every day when I look around and see how much we’ve grown since. I’m excited about the future, we have really big things in store for us.”

“Jeremy has been a great innovative thinker in the digital space for us in the Twin Cities over the last nine years,” commented Bestler. “I really look forward to him helping Hubbard Radio continue to be leaders in the ever changing digital landscape.”

Prior to the last nine years with Hubbard Radio, Sinon was a Digital Director for the Clear Channel radio group in Minneapolis-St. Paul and worked at the digital agency, Omnera.

Sinon will continue his role as Digital Director for the Hubbard Radio properties in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Commented Hubbard Minnesota VP/Regional Manager, Dan Seeman: “Jeremy has demonstrated his knowledge, creativity and passion for […]



Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. Announces Agreement to Purchase 16 Radio Stations from Omni Broadcasting Company

Acquisition Expands Company across Central and Northern Minnesota; Dan Seeman named Vice President and Regional Manager of Minnesota Radio Operations for Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, November 13, 2014 – Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. announced today that the company has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire 16 radio stations from Omni Broadcasting Company. The acquisition expands Hubbard Broadcasting by adding radio stations in the Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd and Wadena, MN markets.

“Hubbard Broadcasting is deeply committed to local radio and to Minnesota, and this is a great opportunity to expand the company’s presence into some wonderful local communities,” said Virginia (Ginny) Morris, chair and CEO of Hubbard Radio. “We have long admired Lou Buron and Mary Campbell, whose stations have been nationally recognized for both excellence in programming and commitment to local community service. We are committed to maintaining that dedication to excellence and community, and we look forward to welcoming all Omni employees to the Hubbard Broadcasting family.”

The 16 stations involved in the transaction are: KIKV-FM 100.7, KULO-FM 94.3, KKZY-FM 95.5, KLLZ-FM 99.1, KBHP-FM 101.1, WQXJ-FM 104.5, KBUN-AM 1450, WJJY-FM 106.7, KLIZ-FM 107.5, KBLB-FM 93.3, KVBR-AM 1340, KUAL-FM 103.5, KLIZ-AM 1380, KKWS-FM 105.9, KWAD-AM 920 and KNSP-AM 1430.

Through the acquisition, Hubbard Broadcasting will add 100 employees. The company expects no programming or personnel changes for any of the acquired stations. Commented Lou Buron, president of Omni Broadcasting: “Hubbard Broadcasting is a leader in our industry, and we believe that our stations could not be in better hands. Hubbard Broadcasting will be able to provide significant scale and growth potential to these stations, which well-positions our customers, employees and listeners for the future.”

As […]

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2013 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced

Orlando — Winners of the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Awards were announced Thursday night, September 19, 2013, at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held at the Radio Show in Orlando, FL. (more…)

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Hubbard Purchases 10 Radio Stations

Hubbard Radio, LLC Announces Agreement to Purchase 10 Radio Stations from Sandusky Radio for $85.5 Million

Acquisition Expands Company into Seattle and Phoenix Markets


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Hubbard Purchases 17 Radio Stations

Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. Announces Agreement to Purchase Seventeen Radio Stations from Bonneville International Corporation (more…)

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