Talk Radio Network
) is an American radio network
providing talk radio
programming, with an emphasis on conservative
talk on weekdays and variety/general interest talk radio on weekends. Some of the most recognizable personalities in American radio, such as Laura Ingraham
and Michael Savage
, are syndicated on Talk Radio Network. It is headquartered in Central Point, Oregon
Mark Masters is the president and CEO of Talk Radio Network and its subsidiaries. The company began offering its syndicated programs in 1993. Bear Stearns
issued a report in 2007 which concluded that TRN is the second largest provider of top tier nationally syndicated radio talk shows in the U.S., making TRN (according to the Bear Stearns report) larger than ABC Radio Networks (ranked 3rd) and CBS controlled Westwood One (which is now ranked 4th) for national talk programming.
Talk Radio Network's programming is arranged in the format of a 24-hour network, such that the programming rarely overlaps, with the programming split up among three satellites. Aside from encores, almost all of TRN's programs air live. TRN currently carries no short-form programming; in April 2007, Talk Radio Network debuted its first short form program, a daily commentary hosted by Dick Morris
, but it has since left the air.
TRN's weekday programs are mostly distributed individually as opposed to a straight network. As such, shows like Laura... Read More