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Gemini XIII Acquires United Stations Radio Networks

Dial Global founders Brown and Steinhauer return to network radio

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Spencer Brown

Gemini XIII has acquired United Stations Radio Networks.

It noted in the announcement that the acquisition marks a return to network radio for Gemini CEO Spencer Brown and COO Charles Steinhauer, who built Dial Global, now part of Westwood One. Brown also co-founded podcast network Cadence13, subsequently sold to Audacy.

United Stations Chairman/CEO Nick Verbitsky started USRN with Dick Clark; he will serve as an advisor after the acquisition. USRN has about 3,500 affiliates.

USRN provides programming and prep services. Its website now states that a “full programming and podcast slate [is] coming soon.” Steinhauer said it becomes part of the Gemini XIII “ecosystem.” The announcement highlighted the integration of Gemini XIII’s digital expertise and podcasting experience.

“USRN has served advertisers, broadcasters and content creators for over three decades,” Gemini XIII said in its announcement. “The acquisition strengthens Gemini XIII’s position in the audio landscape, expands its sales offerings, and solidifies its commitment to delivering top-notch content and premium services to audiences worldwide.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Approximately 25 employees will make the transition, primarily based in the New York area, according to a Gemini spokesperson.  will remain as an advisor