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USA Radio Network

The USA Radio Network is a syndicator of talk radio programming established in 1985. It provides programming to approximately 1,100 radio stations around the world, plus the American Forces Network and XM Satellite Radio, and can be heard on the internet from USA Radio's website.

On March 5, 2008, USA Radio Network merged with Information Radio Network.[1]

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History

USA Radio Network was established in 1985 by the late Marlin Maddoux. Maddoux had hosted his own local conservative news talk program, Point of View, in Dallas, Texas since 1972. In 1982, the program began broadcasting nationwide on the Satellite Radio Network. Mr. Maddoux identified the need for a national news service for radio stations not served by the major networks. The newly chartered USA Radio Network went on the air with its first newscast via satellite on September 15, 1985.

Maddoux died on March 4, 2004.

Programming

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USA Radio Network News

Five minutes of national news at the top of the hour. ("Pre-feed": non-commercial version, at :55 past each hour, which runs four minutes and thirty seconds and includes one minute of "Christian Interest News". "NewsBreak", one minute headline news package airs at :30 past each hour. That's followed by a separate re-feed of the "Christian Interest News" at :32 past each hour.)

Daybreak USA

"Americas's First Magazine Style Morning Radio Show" Hosted by Scott West. Focuses on national news and sports, interview with newsmakers, entertainment, etc. Judy Hydock is the Executive Producer. Steve Randall is the Technical Director.

Point Of View

Talk show which brings insight of today's events from a conservative perspective. Founded by the late Marlin Maddoux, the show is now hosted by Kerby Anderson and Carmen Pate.

The Jim Sumpter Show

Conservative talk radio program.

Marriage Builders

Willard F. Harley, Jr., Ph. D. and his wife Joyce presents the latest research, trends, and issues on marriage.

The Roth Show

Conservative talk radio program hosted by Laurie Roth, Ph. D.

Golden Age of Radio Theater

Classic radio programming from the early days of radio. Hosted by Vic Ives.

Ed McMahon's Lifestyles Live

Originating from Universal Orlando Resort, Lifestyles Live is an hour-long program hosted by Ed McMahon, involving various interviews with celebrities and book authors. It was syndicated to various other networks as well as USA. With Ed's recent death, the future of the show is uncertain.

The Ron Seggi Show

A similar two-hour show hosted by Ron Seggi follows Lifestyles Live and also originating from Universal Orlando. Seggi and McMahon are close friends, and occasionally the two shows blur into each other.

Mick Williams’ Cyber Line

A talk show that focuses on computer and technology. Broadcasted on Saturdays. Also broadcast on WWCR. The show's web site and archived shows can be found at http://www.cyber-line.com

Technicial

The USA Radio Network distributes its programming via satellite. The USA Radio Network holds 3 satellite channels. The first channel is located aboard the SES Americom's AMC-8 Satellite located at 139° west longitude and utilizes the StarGuide Satellite Transmission System. This channel is obtained through ABC Satellite Services.

The remaining two channels are aboard the SES Americoms AMC-3 Satellite located at 87° west longitude and utilizes a DVB MPEG-2 Compliant technology.

Awards

  • 2002 Press Club of Dallas Katie award for "Best Major Market Newscast"
  • 2004 Press Club of Dallas Katie award for "Editorial or Commentary"
  • 2004 Press Club of Dallas Katie award for "Best Major Market Newscast"
  • 2005 Press Club of Dallas Katie award for "Best Major Market Newscast"
  • 2005 Press Club of Dallas Katie award for "Editorial or Commentary"
  • 2005 Press Club of Dallas Katie award for "Specialty Reporting"
  • 2006 Press Club of Dallas Katie award for "Best Major Market Newscast"
  • 2006 Press Club of Dallas Katie award for "Best Major Documentary"
  • 2006 Press Club of Dallas Katie award for "Editorial or Commentary"
  • 2007 National Religious Broadcasters award for "Best News Format"
  • USA Radio Network is also the recipient of the prestigious Associated Press “Mark Twain Award” for “Outstanding achievement in cooperative news coverage".

Staff

Bob Morrison, News & Sports Director

Bob Morrison is the News & Sports Director at USA Radio Network. He has been a broadcast journalist for over 40 years. In addition to USA, his resume includes both the ABC Radio and RKO Radio Networks in New York and call letters that include KHJ in Los Angeles and, as News Director, at CBS News-Talk station KRLD, KVIL, KLTY and KCBI all in Dallas-Fort Worth. Morrison is a former president, current vice-president and member of the Board of Directors of the Press Club of Dallas and is a past member and officer of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors. He has won multiple Press Club of Dallas Katie Awards including "Best Major Market Newscast", "Best Documentary" ("Axis of Evil Update"), "Best Editorial or Commentary" and "Best Specialty Reporting" ("Messiah Special").

Judy Hydock, Assistant News Director

Judy is USA's Assistant News Director. Judy is also one of the executive producers of the USA Radio Network news program NewsWrap USA.

John Scott, Anchor

John Scott anchors morning drive newscasts.

Allen Stone, Anchor

Allen Stone anchors mid-day newscasts and afternoon sportscasts.

Charlie Butts, Religion Editor

Charlie Butts the Religion Editor.

Jason Walker, Anchor

Jason Walker anchors during the overnight.

Connie Lawn, Washington Correspondent

Connie Lawn is USA Radio Network's White House Correspondent. She is also author of “You Wake Me Each Morning”

Ray Canevari, Sports Anchor

Ray Canevari anchors morning drive sportscasts on USA.

References

  1. ^ "IRN & USA Merge". USA Radio Network. 2008-03-05. http://www.usaradio.com/. Retrieved 2008-03-05.  

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