KMG Networks (a division of Krantz Media Group) has joined in a partnership with Grabien, billed as “the world’s first online marketplace for professionally edited, crowd-sourced news multimedia.” Since launching in 2013, Grabien has quickly gained many high profile fans, including nationally syndicated talkers Sean Hannity, Hugh Hewitt, Laura Ingraham and more. “One look at this platform and I was blown away” said KMG founder and CEO Gary Krantz. “The Grabien platform has been proven in the marketplace by some of the biggest media outlets as an immediate, turn key resource for real time, late breaking, and archival news video, audio, and transcripts, with the tools to get them on the air effortlessly from anywhere, and on any device. An absolute game changer.”
United Stations Radio Networks has introduced a new service called Drive By Funny, offering radio stations nationwide “the best collection of audio from stand-up comedians ever gathered.” Drive By Funny is available immediately on a market exclusive basis. USRN VP/ Comedy and Prep Services Margaret Verghese reports the new service includes comedy pulled from a library of more than 18,000 different audio clips.
As the holiday season approaches, FOX News Radio will bring back Todd Starnes’ All American Christmas, a two-hour Christmas special from the host of the network’s daily FOX News & Commentary. This year’s show will include a number of award-winning artists including MercyMe, Laura Story and Matthew West, along with comedian Chonda Pierce and a 300-voice choir and full orchestra. Starnes (right) will record the special holiday show in front of a live audience in Memphis.