KABANG.COM AND KCRW JOIN FORCES
Indio News California News Press Release
(PRWEB) November 5, 1999
KABANG.COM AND KCRW JOIN FORCES
Entertainment E-Tailer Named Exclusive Online Music Source For Leading NPR Station
TORRANCE, CA (November 1, 1999) Kabang.com (http://www.kabang.com), an innovative entertainment e-commerce site launched earlier this month, has announced an agreement with National Public Radios Southern California flagship station KCRW 89.9 FM to become its exclusive online music retailer. As part of the agreement, Kabang.com will underwrite a portion of KCRW programming and will receive rights to KCRWs Real Audio archive and Morning Becomes Eclectic performances.
Kabang.com will be featured prominently both on-air and on the KCRW Web site (http://www.kcrw.com) and will take an active role in KCRWs annual pledge drives. Kabang.com and KCRW will link information, original content and unique special sales, such as the sale of KCRWs recently released Mornings Become Eclectic CD, featuring recordings of live in-studio performances by headline and underground artists including Angelique Kidjo, John Martyn, Cake, Buffalo Daughter, Beth Orton, Air, Sixpence None the Richer, Freestylers, Semisonic, Ednaswap, Lyle Lovett, Mercury Rev, Brad Mehldau, PJ Harvey, Morcheeba, and Pink Martini.
Kabang.com uniquely meets our discerning standards and will be a meaningful partner to KCRW, said Jack Webber, KCRW Development Associate. The company shares our vision for new, emerging and respected artists and the combination of our strengths is truly dynamic.
Kabang.com features an extensive selection of music, movie titles, books, games and merchandise, and is differentiated from its competition by an abundance of original, informative content, including special programming, entertainment news, reviews and feature stories.
The quality, range and unique nature of the programming at KCRW make them a perfect partner for Kabang.com, said Peter Newton-John, Kabang.com president and chief executive officer. This agreement further solidifies our efforts to become the premier entertainment destination on the Web.
KCRW is the Southern California flagship station for National Public Radio and features a very diverse programming schedule including NPR news, BBC productions and acclaimed locally produced shows, which have captured a number of awards. KCRWs music programs, including Morning Becomes Eclectic, attract internationally renowned guests and performers.
This partnership extends the opportunity for promotions, events and live appearances that will strengthen our site and assist KCRW in raising needed funds, added Newton-John. We are excited about combining the creative talents of both organizations to provide maximum benefit to our customers.
KCRW-FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is National Public Radios flagship station. The station serves Los Angeles and Orange Counties at 89.9 FM, and Ventura County at 89.1 FM on KCRU/Oxnard-Ventura, and the greater Palm Springs area at 89.3 FM on KCRY/Indio-Palm Springs. Translators carry the signal to Banning at 90.9 FM, Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley at 90.7 FM, the Antelope Valley at 88.1 FM, the Ridgecrest area at 107.1 FM, the Santa Paula, Moorpark, and Fillmore areas at 102.3 FM and Ojai at 102.1 FM. Every week, more than 450,000 listeners tune to the station for its eclectic and innovative non-commercial program schedule.
Kabang.com is led by a group of experienced executives comprised of Internet entrepreneurs and business professionals with extensive retail and entertainment industry expertise. Combining experience gained at studios, recording labels, publishing companies, retail businesses and other Internet start-up ventures, the team has put together a site that provides unparalleled selection, original content and the latest technology in a fun shopping environment.
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