247comedy.com Featured Comedian: Andrew Norelli
“Congratulations to CXA Comedian Andrew Norelli, this week’s Featured Comedian on 24/7 Comedy Radio!
Funny 102.5 Launches in Kansas City
|What happened when the chicken crossed the road at 10:25 AM in Kansas City today? Something pretty darn funny! Another 24/7 Comedy Radio station hatched at 102.5 FM.
Both the 102.5 dial position and this exclusive FM radio format are new to Kansas City. FUNNY 102.5 features continuous stand-up comedy from the likes of Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Dane Cook, Wanda Sykes, Jeff Foxworthy and many others. Youâ€™ll hear classic stand-up and funny stuff on FUNNY 102 from the current kings and queens of comedy.
Cumulus Media Operations Manager Chris Hoffman said…â€œCumulus delivered one big Funny Valentine to everyone in KC today, the gift of laughter. Pass it on.â€ FUNNY 102.5 is part of a national network of comedy stations produced by the 24/7 Comedy Radio Network. In addition to the giants of comedy seen on television and movies, FUNNY 102.5 will feature plenty of laughs from touring comics who visit comedy stages right here in Kansas City.
Also, you can find ‘em online at: funny1025.com
Fall Comedy Festivals
November offers comedy all over the country. Some of the biggest festivals are as follows:
Philadelphia Comedy Collective – November 1-21
New York Comedy Festival – November 3-7
Seattle International Comedy Competition – November 3-14
Los Angeles Comedy Festival – November 4-21
Boston Comedy Festival – November 5-13
Cleveland Comedy Festival – November 19-24
Comedy Lands on Terrestrial Radio
24/7 Comedy Radio Debuts on Clear Channelâ€™s KFNY 1440, Riverside
Philadelphia, PA â€“ September 27, 2010 – 24/7 Comedy Radio, radioâ€™s first short-attention-span all-comedy format debuts live on Clear Channelâ€™s KFNY 1440 in Riverside, California, today. Modeled on the winning Top-40 radio formula, the PPM-friendly, FCC-compliant format attracts listeners from a wide spectrum of demographics and lifestyles using short comedy bits and live comedic hosts.
“I’m a fan of stand-up comedy on the radio,” said Jon Zellner, Senior Vice President, Programming, Clear Channel Communications. “At Sirius XM, I saw the format work first-hand, and it’s a no-brainer for many struggling terrestrial stations. “24/7 Comedy Radio is fast-paced, hit-oriented, and has mass appeal, with continuous stand-up comedy from comedians like Dane Cook, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jeff Foxworthy, along with the newest comedians targeting the young adult audience,” Zellner continued. “24/7 Comedy Radio is unique, compelling, and certainly better than being the third news, talk, or sports station in the market.”
“On AM radio you have to find a niche — something special that no one else is doing — and with a high probability for success,” observed Bob Ridzak, Vice President, Market Manager, Clear Channel Radio, Riverside. “24/7 Comedy Radio is something no one is doing, and everyone loves to laugh. Laughter is healthy, and in today’s current environment it provides an outlet — a listenerâ€™s special place.”
“24/7 Comedy Radio is the solution for many under-performing stations with a strong signal, but without a distinctive format in their groupâ€™s cluster or even in the overall market,” explained Bill Bungeroth, President and Founder, the Donkey Comedy Network. “The need to laugh is universal and right now, more than ever, thatâ€™s exactly what listeners need and want, and we are giving it to them.” “Weâ€™re delighted to work with Clear Channel to provide their Riverside cluster with a unique format option that cannot easily be duplicated,” said Dave Van Dyke, Director, Affiliate Sales, the Donkey Comedy Network.
“The 24/7 Comedy Radio answers Clear Channelâ€™s need in Riverside for a foreground format that engages a cross-section of listener profiles and will generate several listening occasions per day.” “Todayâ€™s short-attention-span audience responds well to short comedic bits and the fast pace of stand-up comedy,” observed George Gimarc, Founding Partner, the Donkey Comedy Network and Operations Director, 24/7 Comedy Radio.
“We conducted extensive consumer research to ensure 24/7 Comedy Radio would yield ratings and revenue success, and we will continue that research as we roll out across the country.” About 24/7 Comedy Radio: 24/7 Comedy Radio is a 24-hour format designed to meet Americaâ€™s insatiable appetite for all things funny. The comedy format is targeted to hit the funny bone of todayâ€™s 18- to 44-year-old adults. It showcases established and emerging comedians in a rapid-fire comedic delivery and is hosted by an array of stand-up and improvisational comedians.
Recognizing Americaâ€™s need for a laugh and capitalizing on the growth of comedy on the web, TV, and movies, the format is designed to build cume. A PPM friendly format, it has been shaped by Harker Research and Vallie-Richards-Donovan Consulting. For more information please visit http://www.247comedyradio.com or call 972-516-3740.
Comedy Coming to Terrestrial Radio
New 24/7 Comedy Radio offers exposure – and revenue – for comedians.
Philadelphia, PA. 20 September 2010– The Donkey Comedy Network is launching 24/7 Comedy Radio, the first short-attention-span, fast-paced, hits-oriented, mass-appeal comedy radio format. With rapid-fire, brief, comedic bits, 24/7 Comedy Radio attracts todayâ€™s mobile audiences and utilizes the universal appeal of comedy to draw listeners from a multitude of other market formats.
Shaped by some of the nationâ€™s top radio strategists, 24/7 Comedy Radio is a cume-building, appointment-based, mass-appeal format that targets the powerful 18-44 purchasing demographic. 24/7 Comedy Radio takes a unique approach to comedy radio with continuous stand-up comedy hits similar to the Top-40 radio formula. The content is funny and FCC-compliant.
“Comedy is a dominant force in every medium except terrestrial radio, and now it will be,” stated Bill Bungeroth, President and Founder, the Donkey Comedy Network. “24/7 Comedy Radio is the right product at the right time, especially for underperforming AM or FM radio stations looking for a big-cume format, and one that is unique in the market. Quite frankly, America is in need of a laugh and we plan to deliver it.”
“Everybody loves to laugh,” added Dan Keating, Founding Partner, the Donkey Comedy Network. “Local comedy clubs in markets across the country are experiencing a surge in attendance, and consumers have 24-hour access to comedy on various broadcast and digital platforms.” Advance research confirmed the universal appeal of comedy, and the distinctive fast-paced, hits-oriented approach tested impressively well with both the PPM and diary methodologies.
Consumer-focused studies from Bridge Ratings and Harker Research identified a definite void in the radio market and revealed a strong listener desire for 24-hour comedy radio. The findings substantiated that audiences favor the short, forward-moving, comedy bits formula and a variety of comics. Moreover, the results verified that listeners would spend some time every day with the 24/7 Comedy Radio format.
“Thereâ€™s never been a comedy format quite like this on radio,” said George Gimarc, Founding Partner, the Donkey Comedy Network, and Operations Director, 24/7 Comedy Radio. “We have a large library of short comedy bits, compelling comedic hosts, and fun promotions for a complete comedy radio experience.” “The active-listening, foreground format is an ideal environment for advertisersâ€™ messages,” stated Director, Affiliate Sales, Dave Van Dyke.
“We have assembled an A-team of sales and promotional experts to develop ratings- and revenue-generating programs that can be implemented locally. 24/7 Comedy Radioâ€™s 18-44 demographic is a marketerâ€™s dream for delivering brand awareness and building loyalty for consumer products and retailers.” About 24/7 Comedy Radio: 24/7 Comedy Radio is a 24-hour format designed to meet Americaâ€™s insatiable appetite for all things funny.
The comedy format is targeted to hit the funny bone of todayâ€™s 18- to 44-year-old adults. It showcases established and emerging comedians in a rapid-fire comedic delivery and is hosted by an array of stand-up and improvisational comedians. Recognizing Americaâ€™s need for a laugh and capitalizing on the growth of comedy on the web, TV, and movies, the format is designed to build cume. A PPM friendly format, it has been shaped by Harker Research and Vallie-Richards-Donovan Consulting. For more information please visit http://www.247comedyradio.com or call 267-232-9000.