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Feb 14, 2018


Custom Hip Hop and R&B Imaging - On Air in Seconds.

New York, NY –  February 12, 2018 - United Stations Radio Networks, Inc., (USRN) today announced the launch of PHANTOM PRODUCER’s latest imaging service, URBAN – offering complete station imaging for hip hop and R&B radio stations that can be customized and on the air in a matter of seconds.  The move spreads the service into its tenth radio format, all utilizing the company’s patented online user interface.   Other formats served by Phantom Producer include CHR, AC, Hot AC, Classic Rock, Classic Hits, Hot Country, Mainstream Country and Mainstream Rock, and additionally there’s a version available as an imaging tool for Morning Shows. This announcement comes from USRN’s EVP/Programming, Andy Denemark along with Phantom Producer’s creator and Executive Producer, Jeff Thomas.

Hot on the heels of the Urban genre being named the most dominant of 2017, the timing of the debut of this new service is perfect, and the elements of Phantom Urban are designed for music-based station imaging that lives up to the format’s credentials of authentic, no hype, production but with a contemporary attitude.  

The news of this new format launch follows the recent introduction of a unique one-touch loading feature, that allows mixed sweepers and ID’s to be transferred directly from the Phantom Producer interface to any station’s play-out automation system - with metadata embedded in the file for auto-ingesting – and it can be accomplish via a tablet, smartphone or computer.   

Since its introduction in 2010, Phantom Producer has completely altered the way customized imaging can be created at radio stations.  The service gives users the ability to audition, mix and download their own customized or generic sweepers, jingles, audio links and other interstitial production elements via a password-protected website.   No new equipment or software is required to utilize Phantom Producer in any format, and the service ushered in a whole new era of “desktop imaging.”   United Stations is the exclusive distributor for Phantom Producer in North America.   Learn more at www.phantomproducer.com.

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 in the U.S.  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.

Contact:     Andy Denemark, USRN  andyd@unitedstations.com        212.536.3603