Distributing the Chickenman and Tooth Fairy radio programs is a great example of how we strive to diversify our catalogue with new content outside of the music realm
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 3, 2009
The Famous Radio Ranch, (http://www.radio-ranch.com) the premier radio commercial production company in the U.S., has partnered with BFM Digital to digitally release founder Dick Orkin's Chickenman and Tooth Fairy radio series. BFM Digital (http://www.bfmdigital.com) is a leading digital music aggregator and distributor of independent music.
Dick Orkin, an award-winning voice actor and commercial radio producer, created the Chickenman series in the late 60's while working at WCFL in Chicago. The series, with the famous catch phrase, "He's everywhere! He's everywhere!" spoofed comic book heroes and was loosely based on two original TV series of the 60's - Batman and Get Smart.
In the early 70's, as a follow-up to his Famous Chickenman Radio program, Dick Orkin created The Secret Adventures of the Tooth Fairy, a 325-episode, 2 1/2 minute, radio serial. Larry Lujack of WLS in Chicago was the first to air the series.
Both Chickenman and Tooth Fairy have aired in more than 3,000 cities across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Worldwide via the Armed Forces Radio, making them the longest running radio serial of all time. Chickenman continues in broadcast syndication today via the Chicago Radio Syndicate, Inc. in the U.S. and by Grace Gibson Productions in Australia.
"Distributing the Chickenman and Tooth Fairy radio programs is a great example of how we strive to diversify our catalogue with new content outside of the music realm," says Michele Ito, VP of Labels at BFM Digital.
"New and old fans alike email us all the time and ask how they can get copies of the Chickenman and Tooth Fairy programs for themselves. And in this digital age, BFM is the perfect vehicle by which we can honor those requests", says President of Radio Ranch, Sandy Orkin. " These programs have always appealed to listeners of all ages."
The first episodes of Chickenman and Tooth Fairy are now available Worldwide for download.
About BFM Digital, Inc.:
BFM Digital is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community and delivering quality music, spoken word and video content to leading online retailers worldwide. Representing a diverse catalog of indie labels, artists and publishers, BFM distributes to all of the major music services including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, Napster, Walmart, Nokia and many more. With an unparalleled commitment to personalized service, BFM works closely with their content providers from around the world to ensure maximum exposure of their catalog by customizing marketing efforts and building strong relationships with BFM's digital store partners.
About Radio Ranch:
Since 1969, Dick Orkin's The Famous Radio Ranch has been the premier radio commercial production company in America garnering hundreds of awards including Dick Orkin's honorary induction to the NAB's Radio Hall of Fame.
The Famous Radio Ranch has become a "one-stop" facility for all audio projects, working with advertising agencies and advertisers to create and write original radio commercials as well as produce and cast scripts already written by agencies and clients. The Famous Radio Ranch also has three contemporary digital studios to offer to a wide range of services, from ad agencies to outside production companies, from video-game producers to audiobook publishers, etc.