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NEW YORK, April 13, 2017 77 WABC Radio announces an exclusive interview with international fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger. Hilfiger is interviewed by Mark Weber for the program “Always In Fashion” as part of a series of interviews with the fashion industry’s most notable figures. During this one-on-one interview, Hilfiger and Weber discuss everything from the early stages of the Tommy Hilfiger brand, to how the fashion industry has evolved, how retail is changing, and what inspires Hilfiger today. The interview takes place in the Cumulus Media New York’s new performance space; Stage 17 with a premiere airing Saturday April 15 at 8p and replay Sunday April 16 at 5pm on 77 WABC and wabcradio.com. The interview is presented by PVH Corp. Craig Schwalb, WABC program director said, “It’s hard to find a more fascinating New York story than that of Tommy Hilfiger. This is a rare opportunity to learn how it all began from the person whose name is on the label.” Mark Weber, host of “Always In Fashion” said, “Tommy Hilfiger is one of Americas precious few extraordinary fashion designers and creators. Tommy’s exceptional career and life has created such a presence in America; he is in the exclusive group of people who everyone would recognize by just saying his first name. I’m an admirer and a fan”. “Always in Fashion” goes behind the scenes of the fashion industry and is hosted by one of fashion’s most successful business leaders, Mark Weber. Weber and his guests, including luminaries from fashion’s most successful and up-and-coming brands, share insights from the heights of the glamorous, fast-paced and highly competitive business of fashion in an exciting, engaging and highly entertaining talk format. 77 WABC Radio is the flagship station for “Always in Fashion”. The show was developed by and will be syndicated to markets outside New York City through KMG Networks, the network division of Krantz Media Group, in association with Sungate Partners, Inc.

About Cumulus Media

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 447 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, and more. Additionally, it is the nation’s leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com. CONTACT: Craig Schwalb 77 WABC Program Director Craig.Schwalb@cumulus.com 212-613-3800

Unique New Offering Includes 24-Hour Format, Daypart Syndication, Long-Form & Weekend Programming KMG Networks to handle distribution and media partnerships on an exclusive basis

New York, NY – April 19th, 2017 – Fantasy Sports Entertainment Group (FSEG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem Sports and Entertainment Corp. and the leader in global Fantasy programming, is now making the FNTSY Sports Radio Network available to terrestrial radio station networks and groups. The network’s focus is on Fantasy Sports, breaking sports and Fantasy Sports news updates, scheduled sports and fantasy sports news, season-long Fantasy strategy and advice, Daily Fantasy Sports advice, general sports talk, call-in segments, celebrity guests, fan trivia, entertainment and pop culture programming. The FNTSY Sports Radio Network is the world’s first and only free Fantasy Sports radio network dedicated entirely to informing and engaging fantasy sports enthusiasts. Powered by fantasy industry leaders and pioneers, RotoExperts.com, DailyRoto.com and FNTSY Sports Network TV, the radio network engages fans with news, information and analysis built around programming that serves the 60-million plus participants of Fantasy Sports in North America, across every major fantasy sport. “We are delighted to work with KMG Networks in this new offering to the terrestrial radio community,” said Mike Cardano, Director of FNTSY Sports Radio Network and FSEG PSO. “This is just the next step in the logical progression of adding to our revolutionary offerings in serving the Fantasy Sports and entertainment industry.” “With more than 60 Million engaged users in North America, the radio marketplace is ready for the FNTSY Sports Radio Network,” stated Gary Krantz, CEO of KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group. “The sports format continues to thrive in almost every market, and now there is finally an industry player with a proven track record to super serve the Fantasy fanatic in those markets.” Stations and Groups interested in the FNTSY Sports Radio Network may contact KMG Networks at (201) 400-3682 or send an email to programming@krantzmediagroup.com.

About Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.

Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. is a global sports media company with offices and studios in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Anthem owns the Fantasy Sports Entertainment Group (FSEG), which includes Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY), the world’s first and only channel dedicated to fantasy sports, FNTSY Sports Radio Network, a 24/7 audio channel, RotoExperts.com, a leader in season-long fantasy sports news and analysis, DailyRoto.com, the most comprehensive and far-reaching daily fantasy sports website, and SportsGrid.com, a leader in general sports entertainment commentary. Anthem’s portfolio also includes Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel now broadcasting in the U.S., Canada and over 30 other countries, GameTV, featuring game shows, reality series, movies and sports available in over 9 million homes, IMPACT Wrestling, a professional wrestling promotion seen in 80 countries specializing in television programs, events, products, merchandise, music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers, and Edge Sport, an extreme and action sports network recently launched in Canada in partnership with IMG. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S. available in 45 million homes.

About Krantz Media Group/KMG Networks

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. In 2012, KMG launched KMG Networks – an independent, multi-platform content and services syndication company. Its services and products include, The Studio Center Network, Anthem Media’s Fantasy Radio Network, The Rock Roll of Honour, 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.
Varvatos is interviewed by host Mark Weber for the weekly show “Always In Fashion” as part of a series of interviews with the fashion industry’s most notable figures. During this one-on-one interview, Varvatos and Weber discuss everything from his early days in fashion as a salesman for Ralph Lauren in New York and the Ralph Lauren polo shirt phenomenon, to his work as head of design for Calvin Klein and on to the start of his own company in the late ’90’s, now a growing international brand that marries modern sensibility with Old World artisanship. Varvatos tells Weber and his listeners stories about the design of the world-famous Calvin Klein boxer underwear (it was Klein’s friend David Geffen’s suggestion to use 16-year-old Mark (then “Marky Mark”) Wahlberg as the underwear model), and his collaboration with Commerce on its “Chuck Taylor” sneakers. He also revealed that his company is building a John Varvatos store at the old CBGB, NYC’s birthplace of punk rock. Varvatos also talks to Weber about entrepreneurship, the importance of following your passion and the discipline involved in building a global fashion brand. The interview took place in Cumulus Media-New York’s new performance space, Stage 17, with a premiere airing on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 8pm and a replay airing on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 5pm on 77 WABC and wabcradio.com. Please see the attached photos of John Varvatos and “Always in Fashion” host Mark Weber, taken yesterday at Cumulus Media-New York’s Stage 17. Thanks, Lisa Lisa Dollinger Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media and 77 WABC Radio 512.633.4084
Cumulus Media and KMG Networks announce that New York City talk radio station 77 WABC Radio will expand its weekend show, “Always in Fashion” to air twice weekly, bringing the successful talk program’s reach in business and fashion to a broader audience base beginning Saturday, January 14, 2017. Formerly airing exclusively on 77 WABC Radio each Saturday from 10-11pm EST, “Always in Fashion” will now be broadcast from 77 WABC Radio on Saturday evenings from 8pm-9pm EST and on Sunday afternoons from 5pm-6pm EST. “Always in Fashion” goes behind the scenes of the fashion industry and is hosted by one of fashion’s most successful business leaders, Mark Weber. Weber and his guests, including luminaries from fashion’s most successful and up-and-coming brands, share insights from the heights of the glamorous, fast-paced and highly competitive business of fashion in an exciting, engaging and highly entertaining talk format. Since its debut last June, “Always in Fashion” has showcased fashion’s biggest innovators, providing great traction and visibility for the industry and its major players.
Commensurate with the expanded reach and relevance of “Always in Fashion” to 77 WABC weekend audiences, global fashion companies including: Peerless Clothing, G-III Apparel, Randa Corp, and Phillips-Van Heusen have joined the “Always in Fashion” sponsor line-up.
KMG Networks, a Division of Krantz Media Group, has announced that Anchor Dashboard, the customizable real-time dashboard that delivers essential information directly to news anchors in the studio, will now be implemented at over 35 of Salem Media Group’s locally hosted News/Talk and Christian Teaching Talk stations, including WNYM and WMCA, New York, KRLA and KKLA, Los Angeles, and WIND and WYLL, Chicago.
Anchor Dashboard will be used by such notable local Salem hosts as Joe Piscopo and John Gambling as well as by Salem Radio Network’s nationally syndicated programs, such as Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, The Mike Gallagher Show, The Dennis Prager Show, The Michael Medved Show, The Hugh Hewitt Show, and The Eric Metaxas Show.
KMG NETWORKS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COUNTRY AIRCHECK AND HARRIS MEDIA, HAS LAUNCHED THE GROUNDBREAKING “COUNTRY DASHBOARD” PLATFORM, A CUSTOMIZABLE DASHBOARD THAT DELIVERS UP-TO-THE-MINUTE INFORMATION AND AUDIO ABOUT COUNTRY MUSIC AND ARTISTS AND THE COUNTRY MUSIC SCENE IN REAL TIME. “COUNTRY DASHBOARD” IS AVAILABLE TO QUALIFYING U.S. RADIO STATIONS ON A BARTER BASIS.
THE AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (AMA) THE THE LARGEST MARKETING ORGANIZATION IN THE BUSINESS WORLD. WITH CONTENT COMING FROM UNRIVALED SCHOLARLY JOURNALS, LIKE THE JOURNAL OF MARKETING, ADN THE AWARD WINNING PUBLICATIONS, LIKE MARKETING NEWS, THE AMA OFFERS A ROBUST PERSPECTIVE THAT UNDERSTANDS MARKETERS ARE EXPECTED TO PROVICE BOTH SOLUTIONS FOR TODAY AND SOLUTIONS FOR TOMORROW. KMG WILL BE ADVISING AND DEVELOPING AN AUDIO STRATEGY TO LEVERAGE THE AMA’S CONTENT AND LAUNCH PROGRAMMING FOR TERRESTRIAL, SATELLITE, STREAMING, AND ON-DEMAND/PODCAST AUDIO DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS
KMG NETWORKS, A DIVISION OF KRANTZ MEDIA GROUP HAS JOINED IN A PARTNERSHIP WITH GRABIEN, THE WORLD’ FIRST ONLINE MARKETPLACE FOR PROFESSIONALLY EDITED, CROWD-SOURCED NEWS MULTIMEDIA. SINCE LAUNCHING IN 2013, GRABIEN IS NOW BEING USED BY OVER 1000 MEDIA OUTLETS WORLDWIDE. THE SERVICE WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE ON A BARTER BASIS TO QUALIFYING RADIO STATIONS. AD SALES TO BE HANDLED BY PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS.
KMG NETWORKS TO PRESENT A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF RADIO PROGRAMMING, INCLUDING RED CARPET AND BACKSTAGE COVERAGE, PLUS PRE- AND POST-EVENT SPECIALS
RETURNING U.S RADIO PARTNERS INCLUDE OVER 65 IHEARTMEDIA CLASSIC ROCK STATIONS, INCLUDING Q104.3 NEW YORK CITY, LONE STAR 92.5 DALLAS AND BIG 100.3 WASHINGTON, PLUS ENTERCOM’S 100.3 “THE SOUND,” LA AND SHAMROCK COMMUNICATION’S 100.7 “THE BAY” BALTIMORE, AND OTHERS.
The Studio Center Network, a division of Studio Center, announced a new production partnership with iHeartMedia’s 8-station cluster in Louisville, WAMZ-FM, WQMF-FM, WHAS-AM, WNRW-FM, WLGX-FM, WTFX-FM, WKRD-AM and WKJK-AM. The Studio Center Network, a world class audio and video creative platform offered exclusively through KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group, provides custom production to broadcast groups across the country, including Cox Media Group, Emmis Communications, ESPN, Greater Media, iHeartMedia, Pamal Broadcasting, and Radio One. “We are thrilled to be working with iHeartMedia in the Louisville Market. They have a terrific cluster and a great sales staff! All of us at Studio Center look forward to helping them bring the nation’s very best radio production to their local clients!” said William “Woody” Prettyman, Studio Center’s CEO.
KMG Networks to Produce and Distribute Comprehensive Range of Radio Programming, Including Red Carpet and Backstage Coverage, plus Pre- and Post-Event Specials New York, NY  – LONDON, UK– June 8, 2015 – For the second year, KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group, and AdLarge Media will deliver exclusively produced radio programming and unique sponsorship opportunities associated with the the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards that take place on Wednesday, November 11 at the Roundhouse in London, U.K. Presented by TeamRock and Classic Rock Magazine, this is the 11th anniversary of the highly respected Classic Rock Awards. Fan voting will commence on August 14.
KMG Networks is producing a wide range of exclusive radio programming, including pre-event vignettes featuring this year’s nominees with tie-ins to the Classic Rock Radio Station of the Year competition, live coverage from the red carpet and backstage, and a post-event special. AdLarge Media is solely responsible for the national radio advertising sales.
The programming will air on over 100 u.s.radio stations, including all of iheartmedia’s classic rock stations, kswd-fm “the sound” in los angeles, and wzba-fm “the bay” in baltimore.
“Last year’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards was an A-List, star-studded event, featuring some of rock’s biggest legends,” said Gary Krantz President and Chief Executive Officer, Krantz Media Group. “I am very excited to once again bring the excitement of this-one-of-a-kind awards show to U.S. Classic Rock radio stations and listeners. KMG will be offering must-have, multi-platform and social media content never before available in the U.S.”
The city of Devens, GE Smith’s Green Mirror Corporation, The Bull Run Concert Series Krantz Media Group, and the Raising Raiders are pleased to announce Devens Rock 4 Warriors, a family-friendly event honoring the men and women who serve our country. The concert is scheduled for Sunday, November 15th, 2015. It will be a soulful, inspirational night of country, gospel, blues and rock music in support of soldiers in need of financial and emotional support. With an all-star line-up of accomplished musicians, food trucks and a draft beer garden, this event will rock Devens on Sunday, May 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. to raise awareness and support for our wounded veterans. Performers slated to appear at Devens Rock 4 Warriors include The GE Smith Band, Hot Tuna, LOCASH, The Persuasions, and VETTED.
BillofRights.org presents “LET FREEDOM LAUGH!” at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C., on February 28th, 2015. Inspired by a similar event at Phoenix Symphony Hall in 2012 that paved the way for America’s first monument celebrating the Bill of Rights, the concert will be headlined by legendary satirist Lewis Black, who’ll be accompanied by comedy legends Dick Gregory and Tom Smothers, as well as rising stars Cristela Alonzo, Ahmed Ahmed, and John Fugelsang, and special guests.
In an exclusive deal with Sony Music Nashville, KMG and Sun Broadcast Group will begin producing, distributing and handling the advertising sales for the nationally syndicated Country mix show “Country Club” with Dee Jay Silver. Dee Jay is the King of Country mix shows, and tours live on his own and with Country superstars like Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean
Together, Sun and KMG will focus on new initiatives in content, digital, and services to superserve media partners in the audio entertainment sector. These exciting new opportunities will be separate initiatives from existing and planned partnerships that Sun and KMG are involved with, respectively.
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KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group, has entered into a partnership with TeamRock and Classic Rock Magazine – presenters of the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards—for exclusive rights to produce and distribute radio programming and live coverage of the star-studded event’s U.S. debut. Multi-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Sammy Hagar, will host the ceremony on Tuesday, November 4 at the famous Avalon Ballroom in Hollywood, CA.
KMG Networks and Adlarge Media expanded their representation of News/Talk radio in a partnership with Harris Media, the producer of Control Room Pro, a suite of digital production field and studio tools. AdLarge will lead the national ad sales effort, while KMG Networks will spearhead radio station distribution. The two firms share a similar relationship on behalf of several radio and digital products and services. www.controlroompro.com