Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lujack & Rook Together Again

Hit Parade Radio is preparing to debut as a 24/7 Oldies Radio Network developed by John Rook and featuring Larry Lujack. Rook, the president of Hit Parade Radio and former P.D. at WLS and WCFL, has lured Uncle Lar out of retirement yet again to handle morning drive at the Dallas-based operation. I wonder if Lujack will abandon Sante Fe, New Mexico (or Bumble Bee, Arizona) and move to the DFW Metroplex, where the office and studios are located?

Earthworks Entertainment is in the process of negotiating an affiliate relations and sales agreement with a major radio network group to distribute Hit Parade Radio. Expectations are for more than 100 stations to sign within the first 18 months. Additional major, nationally recognized on-air talent, such as Wink Martindale and Lyle Dean who are rumored to be on-board, will be announced in the near future with a scheduled launch date in September.