AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK
THE LAURA INGRAHAM SHOW
-- The Most Popular Woman on Talk Radio, When America’s Most Important Newsmakers Have Something to Say They Talk to Laura --
Beverly Hills, CA – February 25, 2013 - Courtside Entertainment Group announced today that The Laura Ingraham Show is now heard by more than one million U.S. service members and their families via American Forces Network. In the six weeks since her return to radio, House Speaker John Boehner, Gen. Stanley McCrystal, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Dr. Ron Paul, Sen. Rand Paul, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz among others, all made headlines this year and all have made sure to talk with Laura. The show has also attracted guests from beyond the Beltway such as TV news legend Al Roker, Law & Order creator Dick Wolf, Sport’s Illustrated writer David Epstein, fitness author Denise Austin, actor/activist Gary Sinise, Donald Trump and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton to name a few. Laura Ingraham has also made headlines herself and has been widely quoted this year by major media outlets from CNN, Fox News and the Huffington Post to Politco, Daily Mail and USA Today.
“It is fantastic to be back on the air--and it feels even more special knowing that all of our friends listening on Armed Forces Network can hear us around the globe,” commented Ingraham. “The energy and enthusiasm from listeners, affiliates and advertisers since I returned to the airwaves has been overwhelming. From Tucson to Jacksonville, from Washington, DC to Seattle, Americans are energized and enthusiastic about our daily conversation about our country's past, present and future. Politics is important--but so is the culture around us. As a single parent of young children and a cancer survivor, I have a unique perspective that connects me with listeners of all political stripes. Our conversation is a fun-filled ride that moves beyond the Beltway to the real-life ups and downs we all face.”
“The impact of Laura’s radio show remains second to none,” said Norm Pattiz, founder of Westwood One and Courtside Entertainment Group. “Unlike anybody else on radio, Laura’s unique female perspective in the predominately male business of talk radio has catapulted her to success since The Laura Ingraham Show was launched nationally by Westwood One a dozen years ago. When important newsmakers and celebrities want to access a massive, loyal and influential audience, Laura Ingraham remains the woman to talk to.”
In addition to her return to radio coast-to-coast, Ingraham is significantly increasing her audience through Launchpad Digital Media, Courtside’s streaming and podcast division. Her weekly podcast, as well as her daily radio show, are produced by Dream In My Head Productions, distributed and managed by Courtside, with ad representation from Dial Global.
About Laura Ingraham
Laura Ingraham is one of the most popular radio talk show hosts in America. In 2012 "The Laura Ingraham Show" was heard on 320+ stations nationwide and has been addicting legions of listeners since its launch in 2001. Laura is also a Fox News contributor and the principal substitute host on The O'Reilly Factor. She is the author of five books including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Power to the People and The Obama Diaries and other smash hits Of Thee I Zing: America's Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots, Shut Up & Sing and The Hillary Trap. A former litigator and Supreme Court law clerk, Laura is a graduate of University of Virginia School of law and Dartmouth College. She is also an avid supporter of our troops, and veterans’ causes. Laura lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her three children.
About Courtside Entertainment Group
Courtside Entertainment Group produces and finances multi-platform, quality programming. Known for its high profile personalities Courtside is the radio home for Laura Ingraham, Bill O’Reilly, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Loveline and now Ron Paul. Through its podcast division, Launchpad Digital Media, the company offers some of the biggest names in on-demand entertainment including Adam Carolla, CBS News, Afterbuzz TV with Maria Menounos, Dennis Miller, Jay Mohr, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Drew, Tom Green, Mark & Lynda, Brian & Jill, Penn Jillette, Rooster Teeth and the Toad Hop Network just to mention a few. Courtside’s radio offerings are represented for advertising sales and satellite distribution by Dial Global.