Premiere News & Prep and Sal Cirrincione Celebrate 30th Anniversary
LOS ANGELES, August 8, 2023 – Premiere Networks and Sal Cirrincione, Sr. Director of Rock Programming & Specials, are celebrating a special milestone as the company’s industry-leading Premiere News & Prep service and Cirrincione, one of its architects, mark 30 years together.
Cirrincione was hired by MJI Broadcasting in July 1993 to head up, along with MJI’s Dave Schulps, a daily rock music news and audio service, Today’s Rock Fax, which was delivered via fax. The success of TRF, now under the guidance of Steve Reynolds and called Today’s Rock Facts, paved the way for numerous other genre-specific services, including The Classic Daily for Classic Rock stations, Triple A Daily, Alternative Rock Facts, Classic Hits Today, Country Today, and Inside Word 360 for Hip Hop and R&B affiliates. Premiere acquired MJI in 1999, and today, 11 format-focused services comprise Premiere News & Prep under Editor in Chief Andrew Richter, reaching more than 720 affiliates across the U.S., Canada and other international markets.
Over the last 30 years, Cirrincione and Premiere News & Prep have conducted hundreds of interviews with every top act from AC/DC to ZZ Top; provided countless exclusive stories; and on-the-scene coverage of such memorable events as Led Zeppelin’s London reunion show in 2007, Woodstock ’94 and ’99, Live Eight, Desert Trip, and every Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and major awards show since the early ’90s.
“It's been quite a journey with album covers from my youth coming to life countless times,” said Cirrincione. “None of this would have been possible without the staff of Premiere Prep; the support of Premiere Networks and iHeartMedia, especially Jennifer Leimgruber, Julie Talbott, Steve Reynolds and Andrew Richter; our hundreds of affiliates; and all the artists, managers and publicists who continually trust us to help them reach the masses.”
“We couldn’t be prouder to mark this special milestone with Premiere News & Prep and Sal,” said Jennifer Leimgruber, Executive Vice President of Entertainment Programming, Premiere Networks. “Hundreds of stations across the globe depend on Sal and the entire Premiere News & Prep team, who continue to innovate and evolve so they can ensure our affiliates produce the best programming every single day. The work they do is no small feat!”
In addition to his work with Premiere News & Prep, Cirrincione has also produced hundreds of award-winning specials for Premiere and iHeartMedia’s National Programming Platform group, collaborating with the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Queen and many others.
About Premiere News & Prep
Premiere News & Prep has everything stations need to create an amazing show and keep listeners coming back for more. Eleven format-specific services supply music and entertainment news, tons of lifestyle topics and bit starters, hard news, weird news, feel-good news, TV drops, quizzes, artist actualities, stand-up comedy and much more. The sites are updated day and night, so there’s always new material, no matter the day part. Premiere News & Prep affiliates get guest booking opportunities, breaking news alerts and a massive searchable archive of audio and text -- plus the best team in radio prep. Among the prep services are: The Classic Daily, Classic Hits Today, Country Daily, Buzz, Inside Word 360, Ladies Room, The Snitch, Today’s Rock Facts, Alternative Rock Facts, Triple A Daily and True Country. For more information or to request a trial, please visit www.PremierePrep.com.
About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates more than 100 radio programs and services to more than 8,000 radio affiliations and reaches a quarter billion listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Clay Travis, Buck Sexton, Granger Smith, Johnjay and Rich, Big Boy, Brooke & Jeffrey, Doug Gottlieb, Enrique Santos, Nancy Grace, and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com
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