HOLLYWOOD HAMILTON'S WEEKEND TOP 30
JOINS UNITED STATIONS RADIO NETWORKS
Hit Music Countdown Heard Nationally in Two CHR Formats
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New York, NY - December 15, 2005 -- United Stations Radio Networks, Inc.,
(USRN) an independent leader in the creation and marketing of network radio programming, today announced that, beginning with the first broadcast week of 2006, the network will begin distributing HOLLYWOOD HAMILTON'S WEEKEND TOP 30. United Stations President/Chief Operating Officer Jim Higgins made this announcement today at the company's Headquarters in New York City.
Eric Weiss of The Weiss Agency represented Hollywood Hamilton on the deal.
The three-hour weekend countdown show is hosted by Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton and is produced in two different mixes in order to serve both the Mainstream CHR and Rhythmic CHR formats. Each week the program brings affiliates and listeners the thirty biggest hits of the week. Hamilton uses his highly regarded, charismatic style to anchor a fast-paced, interactive program that regularly features exclusive, in-studio and backstage interviews along with contests, requests and other audience interaction. HOLLYWOOD HAMILTON'S WEEKEND TOP 30 first aired in 1998 and the show has been nominated by Radio & Records as "National Syndicated Radio Show of the Year." The combined CHR and Rhythmic CHR networks can currently be heard in nearly 100 markets across the United States.
Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton is a popular radio personality with a long history in the medium. His on-air career has spanned the last 15 years and has positioned him as one of the most recognized names in radio from coast-to-coast. His resume includes stops at KIIS/Los Angeles, WKTU/New York and WHTZ/New York where he was the #1 rated DJ in his time slot and where in
1983 he created the enormously popular show "Lovelines." Hamilton
currently resides in Los Angeles where he hosts mornings at Infinity Broadcasting's KRTH-FM (K-Earth 101).
In making the announcement, USRN's Jim Higgins note that "It's rare to find an on air talent who is recognized and loved by both listeners and advertisers, and we're thrilled to have Hollywood and his whole production
team joining the United Stations family of programs." Hollywood Hamilton
added, "We've worked hard over the past eight years to get this countdown to the quality level worthy of such an incredible outfit such as United Stations. I expect our relationship to be lethal!"
HOLLYWOOD HAMILTON'S WEEKEND TOP 30 joins United Stations' other CHR offerings which include CHR Comedy and Morning Prep from The Launch Radio Network. United Stations Radio Networks, Inc., is the nation's largest independently owned and operated radio network. The company currently distributes and produces multiple format specific services to nearly 4000 rated radio stations across the country including Adult Contemporary, Album Rock, Contemporary Hit, Country, Oldies, Smooth Jazz, Talk and Urban. The New York-based company was founded in 1994 by radio pioneers Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky.