Fitz Named New Host of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40

Skyview Networks to Exclusively Handle Network Sales and Distribution; Nan Kingsley Partners with Hubbard for Syndication

(Nashville, TN – December 18, 2019) – Today Hubbard Radio personality, Fitz, was named the permanent host of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40. The Texas native is set to become the third host in the 45-year history of country music’s biggest, most-honored and longest-running national radio show. Since Bob Kingsley’s cancer diagnosis and ultimate passing in October of this year, country music superstars have been sitting in for the late National Radio Hall of Famer. The multi-year partnership between Hubbard Radio and Nan Kingsley’s KCCS Production will launch the new Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 with Fitz on more than 300 stations worldwide and will feature audio from the Kingsley Archives. Skyview Networks will exclusively lead the network sales effort and will be responsible for the show’s distribution. Fitz will host his first show on Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 January 4-5, 2020.

“I listened to Bob Kingsley every weekend when I was a kid,” commented Fitz. “His loss is still sinking in, but I am honored to be taking the reins from the man who instilled in me a lifelong love of country music and the love of the ‘countdown.’ This moment is surreal, and I do not take the responsibility lightly. I am excited and honored to carry his torch and hope that I can do for the next generation of country music fans, what the legendary Bob Kingsley, did for me. I am grateful to Nan Kingsley and hope to make her and Bob proud!”

Fitz, who currently hosts The Fitz Show, The Hit List with Fitz, and Nashville Minute with Fitz, collectively heard on more than 140 […]

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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 Radio Announces New Division – 2060 Digital, LLC
James Bryant Appointed President/General Manager

ST. PAUL, Minn. – November 20, 2014 – Hubbard Radio announced today that Cincinnati radio veteran James Bryant will lead the formation of a new in-house digital company called 2060 Digital, LLC. A digital media services company built by Hubbard Interactive in Cincinnati, 2060 Digital will begin serving Hubbard Radio in seven markets: Chicago, Washington, DC, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Seattle, Phoenix and Cincinnati. 2060 Digital will provide digital solutions for clients, including website and mobile site build out, SEO, SEM, retargeting, social media management, content and video.

Industry veteran, James Bryant, was appointed President of 2060 Digital, LLC. Bryant led the Hubbard Radio group in Cincinnati as VP/Market Manager and was instrumental in the development and launch of 2060 Digital in 2012. Prior to working for Hubbard Radio, Bryant held leadership positions for a number of broadcast companies, including Bonneville, Entercom and CBS. Bryant is a past President of the Greater Cincinnati Radio Broadcasters Association and has served on the board of St. Ursula Academy and The Music Resource Center.

Hubbard Radio Chair and CEO, Ginny Morris, commented, “We have long looked to Jim for leadership in this space and we feel fortunate that his full attention will be focused on helping us find comprehensive solutions for our advertising partners. We look forward to bringing Jim’s entrepreneurial approach to 2060 Digital to the rest of our company.”

“I’m excited about expanding the success of 2060 Digital Cincinnati across Hubbard Radio’s six other markets,” said Bryant. “I look forward to working closely with our corporate leadership and our strong market teams to deliver custom digital solutions to our valued clients. 2060 Digital is ‘Digital Done […]

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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2014
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PHOENIX – 93.3 KDKB helps to fill the Alternative void in Phoenix starting today at 12:00 p.m. as it becomes ALT AZ 93-3, ARIZONA’S ALTERNATIVE.

Designed to bring the best mainstream Alternative Rock to the Valley, ALT AZ 93-3 will launch, 100,000 watts strong featuring three days of non-stop music from critically acclaimed artists such as Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, and Coldplay plus newer Alt superstars Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Imagine Dragons and more.

This is a format that has not been on Phoenix radio with a full signal in several years, and after investigating the desire for this kind of station, it was decided 93.3 with its great signal and creative heritage was the perfect place. “We’re excited to offer a new powerful home for Alternative music on 93.3. It’s time this music had a strong outlet in Phoenix, and it is the perfect complement for our other rock mainstays, 98KUPD and 100.7 KSLX.” says Trip Reeb, VP/Market Manager for Hubbard Phoenix.

An experienced and talented team has been orchestrated to launch this version of “Arizona’s Alternative” led by Trip who is no stranger to building a winning team with his long line of success in radio. For almost 20 years he was the architect of Alternative KROQ – Los Angeles, one of the most successful stations in the country. The Sales effort at ALT AZ 93-3 will initially be managed by Jeff England VP/DOS Hubbard Radio Phoenix, formally President and Market Manager of Clear Channel’s Phoenix cluster. Veterans to the Alternative radio scene in Phoenix, Nancy Stevens and Jaime Seidensticker are both on board in the Music and Promotion/Marketing areas, as is Drew Hutchinson as […]

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Hubbard Radio Announces CEO Transition – Chair Ginny Morris Becomes CEO

ST. PAUL, Minn. – July 7, 2014 – Hubbard Radio today announced planned changes to its executive management team. Ginny Morris will maintain her chairmanship and become chief executive officer, effective immediately. Bruce Reese, current president and chief executive officer, will continue his involvement with the company as Special Advisor to Hubbard Radio.

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