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Aug 09, 2017

"RICK JACKSON’S COUNTRY CLASSICS" TO PAY TRIBUTE TO GLEN CAMPBELL

Weekly Classic Country Program Dedicates its August 26-27 Episode to the Late and Legendary Performer

New York, NY – August 9, 2017 – The United Stations Radio Networks (“USRN”) has shifted its programming lineup to in order to pay tribute to Glen Campbell on its weekly program “Rick Jackson’s Country Classics.”   Campbell, the superstar musician who passed away yesterday at the age of 81, was not only a Country hit-maker, but was a pop star, a TV host and a highly-regarded session musician.   He is credited with helping the sound of Country Music cross over into the pop and mainstream music landscape, and all of that will be covered in a special installment of Rick Jackson’s weekly show that pays tribute to the late Glen Campbell that is set to air on the weekend of August 26 and 27.   The episode will be titled "Remembering Glen Campbell," and the entire episode of the three-hour weekly program will be comprised of Glen Campbell’s music, his greatest hits and his amazing story.

Rick Jackson’s Country Classics is programmed, written and hosted by Rick Jackson who also serves as its executive producer.    The show’s playlist features tracks from the greatest stars in country music history including Campbell along with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, George Jones, Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings and Patsy Cline.   Their greatest hits and hits by numerous other artists appear each week complemented by colorful stories and thematic editorial covering Country music history.   The series, which joined the menu of program offerings at United Stations in 2012, has a schedule of weekly thematic episodes.

Rick Jackson began his career in Country Radio in 1974 and has enjoyed a 30-year career in Country Music, entertaining audiences behind the microphone and on stage.   He served as the first Morning Drive Air Personality for KYGO-FM in Denver, Colorado from 1980 to 1990.     His original “Country Hall of Fame” show began airing in 1987 on KYGO.   A few stations picked the show up during the 90s and the program went into full national distribution in 2000.
 
United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. is America's leading independently owned and operated radio network.   USRN currently produces and distributes dozens of format-specific programs and services accounting for over 6000 affiliations with commercial radio stations across the country. The New York-based company maintains programming, sales and affiliate marketing offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington and Nashville.   USRN was founded in 1994 by radio pioneers Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky.

For more information, contact:

Andy Denemark, USRN - andyd@unitedstations.com  - (212) 536-3603