“Country Fastball” Teams with Skyview Networks to Expand National Reach
Skyview to Distribute the Nationally Syndicated Country Music Radio Program
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (3/2/11) — GT2 Entertainment’s Robert Buan, on behalf of “Country Fastball” and Skyview Networks, announced today at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, a partnership for distribution of the nationally syndicated radio program Country Fastball. Skyview, a broadcast solutions company specializing in syndicated distribution, will provide its satellite distribution service and access to its network of over 600 radio stations already equipped with Skyview’s wise satellite receiver platform.
“We’re very excited about this partnership,” said Robert Buan, President of GT2 Entertainment and host of Country Fastball. “Country Fastball is rapidly growing and expanding so this is a logical next step for us. Skyview can provide our network exactly what we need – the ability to make our show more easily accessible to more stations and more listeners.”
Skyview Networks provides broadcast systems and software to over 600 radio stations across the nation. Skyview affiliates are equipped with next generation satellite receivers that include the capability to localize advertisement spots and time-shift broadcasts. Now with Skyview, Country Fastball offers its affiliates the flexibility to schedule broadcasts into time slots that best fit their programming. These features, coupled with Skyview’s cost-effective satellite distribution system, are key to the expansion of the syndicated radio show.
“Country Fastball is quality programming that brings its listeners in touch with their favorite country music stars and MLB personalities,” said Ken Thiele, President of Skyview Networks. “We believe Country Fastball has the draw to please fans and radio stations nationwide.”
Radio stations interested in becoming a member of the Country Fastball radio network are encouraged to contact a Skyview Affiliate Relations Representative at 480-503-8700 or Country Fastball Representative at 702-306-6700.
About Country Fastball
On the air since March of 2007, Country Fastball features Country Music hits and interviews with many of Major League Baseball’s most popular personalities. The show is a production of GT2 Entertainment, based in Las Vegas. The ownership group includes All Star Pitchers Tim Hudson from the Atlanta Braves and Josh Johnson from the Florida Marlins. Currently, Country Fastball has affiliate agreements with 20 stations in 9 states across the US, including coverage in six Top-100 Markets. Additional information for Country Fastball can be found at http://countryfastball.com.
About Skyview Networks
Skyview Networks currently provides the broadcast services for over 40 professional and collegiate sports organizations and produces and delivers Arizona News Radio and California Headline News. Founded in 1995, Skyview is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and focuses on providing broadcast network solutions to professional and collegiate sports and syndicated radio shows. Skyview’s services include satellite distribution, full network automation, affiliate relations, inventory management systems and advertising solutions for radio, television, print, signage and web. For more information, visit www.skyviewnetworks.com.