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AccuWeather, Inc. and United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. Announce New Partnership

April 02, 2009; 9:50 AM
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - April 2, 2009 - AccuWeather, Inc. announced today a strategic partnership with United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. (USRN) to enhance services to affiliates of The AccuWeather Radio Network. The partnership is a multi-year agreement that appoints USRN to serve as AccuWeather's affiliate relations and advertising sales team throughout the United States.

USRN will be responsible for recruiting new affiliates for the AccuWeather Radio Network and monetization of radio spots. This partnership will also lead to new opportunities for AccuWeather affiliates. Planned are exciting weather news segments and features presented by nationally known personalities, barter-based web services, and barter based mobile services, all of which will empower radio stations in building and retaining audience.

"This partnership with United Stations will enable our affiliates to build ratings with exclusive forecasts and lively and engaging features, targeted specifically at each radio station's unique format, market, and listeners," said Evan Myers, Chief Operating Officer and long-time radio personality at AccuWeather. "AccuWeather programming provides local radio premium sponsorship opportunities through informative and entertaining content presented by top-rated communicators," he said.

USRN is the nation's leading independently owned and operated radio network. The company currently distributes and produces several format-specific services to nearly 4500 rated radio stations across the country in every format. The New York-based radio network maintains additional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 1994 by radio pioneers Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com AccuWeather, Empowering You to be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 110 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, in print and on digital signage. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 200,000 third-party Internet sites, including CNN Interactive and ABC's owned and operated stations, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.

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