ABC Radio and Emmis New York Team Up with New Urban Content

ByABC News
April 13, 2016, 9:53 AM

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Starting Today ABC Radio Programing Will Be Available on Emmis New Yorks Top Stations

 ABC Radio and Emmis New York team up to offer new on-air and digital content.  Beginning today ABC Radio programming will be available on Emmis NYs top stations: WQHT-FM (Hip Hop), WBLS-FM (Urban Adult Contemporary/R&B) and WLIB-AM (Praise and Inspiration).

 In addition, WBLS 107.5 will be the launch affiliate for ABC Urban Suite, a variety of weekly programming from ABC Radio that features profiles of iconic names in entertainment, music and sports, including Tyler Perry, Beyonce, Anthony Anderson, Misty Copeland, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Hart, Spike Lee and Lebron James, among others.  The ABC Urban Suite also includes web content and promotional opportunities exclusive to Urban affiliates.  The ABC Urban Suite will be offered in conjunction with Air Power Urban, ABCs latest comprehensive web-based prep service that offers relevant content and audio, updated 24 hours a day, for Urban format stations to use and share with their listeners.  Be sure to tune into WQHTs Ebro in the Morning to hear segments of Air Power Urban beginning this week.

 Were excited to work with Emmis NY on new programming and to expand our audience in New York, said Steve Jones, Vice President/General Manager of ABC Radio. What Emmis has achieved in New York is remarkable. Theyve developed iconic properties and personalities that resonate in Americas most competitive market and have created an unmatched connection to fans and pop culture.

 Continuing its dominance in New York in the latest PPMs, WQHT-FM & WBLS-FM have over 5.1-million combined weekly listeners (Cume 6+)*.

 Through this partnership with ABC Radio, Emmis NY is able to provide our listeners with original content, groundbreaking news, and the best in entertainment, adds Charlie Morgan, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, Emmis NY. This deal not only allows us to leverage the global resources of ABC locally, but also to collaborate on content and ideas providing rich, seamless experiences for both our fans and advertisers whether they are on-air, online or on the red carpet.

 Available immediately to prospective affiliates, ABCs Urban Suite includes exclusive access to A-list celebrities and the biggest names in Urban music, TV, films and pop culture  from Rhythmic CHR to Hip Hop, Urban and Gospel.

 *Arbitron Survey New York PPMs. March 2016, Cume 6+.

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