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Bloomquist Partners with Radio-Info.com to Launch 'News Talk Edge'

CHICAGO, May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Veteran talk radio consultant Randall Bloomquist has joined with leading radio industry Web site Radio-Info.com to create a weekly e-newsletter packed with useful news and actionable advice for news/talk/sports radio professionals. News Talk Edge will debut May 13.

News Talk Edge will provide analysis, ideas and thoughtful opinion based on the latest developments in the news/talk, sports and all-news formats. Virtually every aspect of the business will be covered from programming and promotions, to sales and management, to the platforms and technologies shaping the future of talk media.

Bloomquist is president of Talk Frontier Media, an Atlanta-based consulting firm that provides a range of services related to talk media including station consulting, talent development, content creation and strategy for businesses and organizations looking to harness the power of talk media. Prior to starting TFM, Bloomquist spent 12 years as a talk radio programmer at WMAL Washington, D.C.; WGST Atlanta; WBT Charlotte, N.C.; and WRVA Richmond, Va. Bloomquist's career also includes a stint as news/talk editor and Washington bureau chief of Radio & Records, where he founded the R&R Talk Seminar, which became the premiere annual gathering of talk radio professionals.

With Google reporting nearly 600,000 visits a month, Radio-Info.com is the most visited radio news site in the U.S. Bloomquist joins an editorial staff that also includes radio and music industry veterans Dana Hall, Tom Taylor, Sean Ross, Phyllis Stark and Daniel Anstandig.

"Randall's knowledge and experience in the area of News/Talk/Sports, as well as his passion for radio, are in keeping with our growing array of outstanding writers. News Talk Edge is a wonderful compliment to our expanding list of e-newsletters, and the Radio-Info.com Web site. Welcome to the team, Randall," says Radio-Info.com publisher/CEO Diana Fleming.

Says Bloomquist, "This is an exciting time in talk radio. The format turns 50 this year and it's in the midst of a classic midlife crisis. Everyone from station owners to would-be talk hosts is wondering, 'What's next?' News Talk Edge will deliver insight and information to help readers make the most of today, and prepare for tomorrow." News Talk Edge is available at no charge by visiting www.radio-info.com/member/new.

About Radio-Info.com Owned by Chicago-based in3media, inc., Radio-Info.com was founded in 1999 as a radio discussion forum, and has since evolved into a full-service radio information site known as "Radio's Online Community." While continuing its lively and popular message board forums, which net thousands of posts from readers each day, the site has added news, expert commentary and the most credible music charts in the industry via a partnership with Nielsen BDS. In addition to News Talk Edge, the company publishes five other widely read newsletters, including Taylor On Radio-Info. Those newsletters collectively reach more than 14,000 subscribers a week.

SOURCE: Radio-Info.com CONTACT: Dana Hall, Executive Editor, Radio-Info.com 201-656-3431 / danahall@in3media.com or Randall Bloomquist, News Talk Edge Editor 404-551-2340 / randall@talkfrontier.com Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

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