Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sporting News Radio moves to Houston and Gow Communications

  • Publishing assets remain with American City Business Journals.
"Houston radio executive David Gow will become chairman of a new company that will operate the Sporting News Radio Network and will move the network’s operations center to Houston.
  • Gow and several investors in Gow Communications, which owns Houston sports radio station KGOW (1560 AM), will have a majority stake in
  • Mission Media Group,
a company created by Clancy Woods, president of Sporting News Radio, to produce and distribute content under the Sporting News name through an agreement
  • with American City Business Journals.
  • Gow will become chairman of Mission Media as Sporting News Radio moves its operations center from Santa Monica, Calif., to Houston,
and KGOW will become the network’s flagship station. It has been the network’s Houston affiliate since last September. ...As part of its agreement with American City Business Journals, which publishes the Sporting News
  • and retains ownership of publishing and digital assets associated with that brand,
  • Mission Media will continue to produce and distribute the Tim Brando and Troy Aikman radio shows on behalf of the magazine company.
It will own all other content on the radio network. Sporting News Radio estimates that it has three million weekly listeners via 175 terrestrial radio stations, Sirius Satellite Radio and other digital and mobile outlets. Its weekday program schedule extends from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. CDT and includes Brando, the longtime CBS Sports anchor and play by play announcer, and overnight host Todd Wright. from Houston Chronicle, 4/29, "Sporting News Radio to move operations to Houston," via RadioDailyNews


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