The Ric Edelman Show Launches Nationally on ABC Radio Networks

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Washington, D.C.'s Legendary Personal Finance Expert Debuts in Eight Major Markets, including: WABC New York, KABC Los Angeles, WLS Chicago, KSFO San Francisco, WBAP Dallas, WJR Detroit, KPRC Houston and WMAL Washington.

ABC Radio Networks today announced the national syndication of The Ric Edelman Show. After 16 years on Washington, D.C.'s News/Talk WMAL, the award-winning Ric Edelman Show will be available nationally starting Saturday, January 13, debuting on eight of America's leading News/Talk stations: WABC New York, KABC Los Angeles, WLS Chicago, KSFO San Francisco, WBAP Dallas, WJR Detroit, KPRC Houston and of course the flagship WMAL Washington.

"It's an honor to bring the show to a national audience," said Ric Edelman. "But the program is not about money or Wall Street. It's about helping people achieve their goals -- buy a home, pay for college, prepare for retirement, care for elders, get out of debt, and enjoy financial security. This is a show everyone needs because, after all, money doesn't come with instructions."

Past winner of the Achievement in Radio award for Best Talk Show Host in Washington, D.C., Edelman adds humor and lots of personality to his vast understanding of personal finance, giving his listeners comprehensive, educational advice that is both entertaining and informative.

"We are so pleased to work with Ric on the national syndication of his show," said John Rosso, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations for ABC Radio Networks. "Ric's financial advice has helped millions of people and his radio show has been a long-standing success story for WMAL. The immediate support we've received in eight of the top 10 markets is phenomenal."

Edelman is one of the most highly acclaimed financial advisors in the country. Barron's has three times (2004, 2005 and 2006) ranked him among America's 100 top financial advisors, and Research Magazine inducted him into its Financial Advisor Hall of Fame in 2004. Bloomberg Wealth Manager named his firm, Edelman Financial Services LLC, one of the largest financial planning and investment management firms in the nation, managing $3.5 billion for consumers nationwide.

Among his many accomplishments, Edelman is also a #1 New York Times best-selling author and syndicated columnist who has written five books on personal finance, including Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth, and the personal finance classic The Truth About Money.

Each week, The Ric Edelman Show takes calls from listeners. Ric answers their questions, covering such topics as how you can retire in comfort; get out of debt; when to lease a car; why you should never pay off your mortgage; how to pay for college for kids or grandkids; determining if you have the right insurance; choosing a financial advisor; understanding wills, trusts and estate planning; and, of course, how to invest successfully -- and safely.

About Ric Edelman

Ric Edelman has been providing financial advice to consumers for 20 years. Best known for his common-sense, if controversial, positions on issues ranging from mortgages to muni bonds -- Ric in 2006 was named the favorite financial advisor by readers of the Times Community Newspapers. He has written five books on personal finance, writes a newspaper advice column syndicated by United Media, publishes a monthly newsletter, is founder and chairman of Edelman Financial Services LLC, and serves as Chairman of the Board of the United Way National Capital Area. Get Ric's advice at RicEdelman.com

About ABC Radio Networks

ABC Radio Networks has over 4,400 affiliate radio stations reaching nearly 105 million people age 12 and over each week. Programs and services include ABC News Radio, Paul Harvey News and Comment, The Sean Hannity Show, Satellite Sisters, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Doug Banks Morning Show, MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker, The Mark Levin Show, The Mark Davis Show, The Larry Elder Show, American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks, The Dan Patrick Show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Mike and Mike in the Morning, The Michael Baisden Show, Dick Bartley's Rock & Roll's Greatest Hits, Renán Almendárez Coello--El Cucuy de la Mañana, El Vacilón de la Mañana with Luis Jimenez and Moonshadow, El Vacilón de la Mañana with Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero, Daddy Yankee On Fuego Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio. Other ABC broadcast services include ABC Sports Radio, Radio Disney, syndicated music and talk programs including Flashback, format-specific ePREP and production libraries, ABC's Jack FMâ„¢ and nine other 24-hour formats, including Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel and ESPN Radio, which is the exclusive network radio home of Major League Baseball, the NBA and the Bowl Championship Series.

For interviews and commentary on personal finance from Ric Edelman, contact:

Will Casserly at 703-251-0110 or email.

Media contacts for ABC Radio Networks:

Omar Thompson at 972-448-3387 or email.

Cynthia Young at 202-895-2438 or email.

Ric Edelman is a Registered Representative of and offers securities through Sanders Morris Harris, Inc., Member NASD, SIPC. Ric is also an Investment Advisor Representative with Edelman Financial Services LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. ABC Radio is not affiliated with SMH or EFS.

  • Barron's cover story "Top 100 Financial Advisers," April 24, 2006; Barron's cover story "The Best 100 Brokers," June 13, 2005; Barron's cover story "America's Top 100 Brokers," September 20, 2004; Research magazine cover story "Advisor Hall of Fame," December 2004; Bloomberg Wealth Manager magazine cover story, July/August 2004.

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