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MONSTERS OF ROCK NAMES WRIF/DETROIT AS NEW FLAGSHIP STATION
New York, NY – May 31, 2012 -- After over a decade of broadcasting from the heart of the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA, the highly successful “Monsters of Rock” radio program is officially packing their CD’s & moving east. Harlan Hendrickson, host and creator of the Monsters of Rock, will now make his home at Greater Media’s rock radio station 101.1 WRIF/Detroit as the station becomes his new flagship affiliate. The Monsters of Rock will continue to syndicate the show nationally through United Stations Radio Networks (www.unitedstations.com) where it currently airs in close to 50 markets in the U.S. United Stations has been handling the show for sales and affiliations since the summer of 2010.
In Detroit, the three-hour program will air on WRIF on Sunday Nights from 6pm-9pm. According to WRIF Program Director, Mark Pennington, “Adding a show like Monsters of Rock to our already amazing line up was a no-brainer. Harlan definitely shares the same passion for rock music as we do, and we’re excited to have him on board.” In turn, Harlan Hendrickson commented, “It’s such an honor to be able to call a station like WRIF home. They’ve been incredibly influential in the rock radio landscape and they’re one of the last true rock stations in the country.”
The Monsters of Rock first debuted in the summer of 1999, and has since developed a large and loyal listenership. “Monsters” generates winning ratings in its time slots among males 25-54 in the majority of markets where it’s broadcast. Recent guests on the show have included of AC/DC, Cinderella, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, Motley Crue, Ratt and Poison.
United Stations Radio Networks, Inc., is the nation's leading independently owned and operated radio network. The company currently distributes and produces multiple format specific services to over 5,000 rated radio stations nationwide including AC, Rock, CHR, Country, Oldies, Sports, Talk and Urban. The New York-based company was founded in 1994 by radio pioneers Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky.
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