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USRN, Launch Team Up

USRN, Launch Team Up

United Stations Radio Networks Inc. is welcoming a new partner. USRN has given the thumbs up to an agreement to acquire assets related to the Launch Radio networks division of Launch, the music business unit of Yahoo! Inc. Launch Radio Networks provides a variety of syndicated music and entertainment news and interviews to radio stations across the United States. The deal is expected to close Jan. 3. Terms were not disclosed.
Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky founded new York-based Launch Radio Networks in 1994. It features a dozen format-driven services. USRN is expected to maintain all the programming services and staff in news bureaus in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville, Tenn.