Kaplan Early Learning Company Launches Kaplan Radio on The BAM Radio Network

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Popularity of education radio growing among education marketers

Today, BAM Radio Network (BRN), the education station, announced the launch of Kaplan Radio, which can now be heard at http://www.kaplanco.com/KaplanRadio/. This new-media resource will nanocast BRN's premier program, "Body, Mind and Child," hosted by Rae Pica, a 30-year veteran in the field of early childhood education, and offer discussions with leading experts in the fields of education, child development, play research, the neurosciences and more. A new program airs every month.

"We are thrilled to be able to provide high quality programming to one of the leading companies in the early childhood education field," said Rae Pica, cofounder of BAM Radio Network. "We are always excited to find for-profit companies that demonstrate their commitment to the education community by staying abreast of our issues and becoming a source of reliable information and insight to their clients, prospects and visitors."

BAM Radio Network has 21 channels of education programming from the most respected educators, advocates, administrators, policy makers and researchers in education today. A number of the programs have become very popular with educators and 14 have made iTunes' Top Education Podcast List. BAM Radio's entire library of episodes is available for syndication through several programs designed for small, medium and large companies. BAM programs are currently syndicated across 40-plus sites and interest among for-profit companies continues to grow.

Community minded companies are increasingly employing syndicated radio programs to help associate their brand with the leading "expert voices" in education. The positioning helps build trust and brand awareness among educators, shows that the company is following and supporting the issues educators care about and provides valuable content for a company's social media marketing on sites like Facebook and Twitter.

"A branded radio show with syndicated content from BAM Radio gives visitors to a company's web site another good reason to return monthly or open their monthly newsletter. Good content makes web sites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, and newsletters more appealing, more relevant and more credible, " said Holly Hagler, VP of business development at BAM Radio Network. "In fact, high quality, relevant content is the fuel of social media. There is no effective social media strategy without a strong content strategy," said Hagler.

About Kaplan Early Learning:
Founded in 1968, today, Kaplan Early Learning Company is a leading international provider of products and services that enhance children's learning. A leader in the field of early care and education, they bring to market innovative curriculums, cutting edge assessments, teacher resource materials and valuable professional development opportunities to early childhood and elementary school educators, caregivers and parents around the world.

About BAM Radio Network:
The BAM Radio Network is the largest education radio network for parents, teachers, administrators, advocates, journalists, legislators and all people interested in education-related topics. The network offers 21 channels of education programming available on demand and hosted by the nation's leading educators and advocates. The network is a joint venture between privately held Washington, DC-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC. The programming is produced by Emmy-winning broadcaster and social media strategist Errol St. Clair Smith and distributed through the Affiliate Nanocasting Network.

Exceptional Educational Reporting Team

BAM Radio Network has assembled the heads of the education community's leading associations to bring you the most insightful, accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on the education issues people really care about. The on-air hosts include:

  • Jerlean Daniel, executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Gerald Tirozzi, executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • William B. Harvey, executive director of the International Reading Association
  • Gail Connelly, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators
  • Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association
  • Paul Young, president and CEO of the National Afterschool Association
  • John Musso, executive director of the Association of School Business Officials
  • Brian Crowe, executive director/CEO of the National Association of Child Care Professionals
  • Amy Garcia, executive director of the National Association of School Nurses
  • Jodi Grant, executive director of the Afterschool Alliance
  • Linda Geigle, executive director of the National Association for Family Child Care
  • Eric Karolak, executive director of Early Childhood Education Consortium
  • Linda Smith, executive director of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
  • Sherry Waugh, president of the National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers
  • Diane Whitehead, executive director of the Association for Childhood Education International

These education advocates are at the center of their respective communities and have their fingers on the pulse of what is going on moment by moment. Their programs are an invaluable resource for reporters, advocates, activists, legislators, analysts, parents, educators, administrators and anyone interested in transforming education.

Insightful Commentary

To bring a wider, richer perspective to listeners, BAM Radio augments its team of expert hosts with a cadre of accomplished journalists who provide insightful commentary. BAM's core of on-air commentators includes Jay Mathews, education columnist with the Washington Post; Debra Viadero, associate editor at Education Week; Lisa Guernsey, Director of New America's Early Education Initiative, former staff writer at the New York Times and contributor to Early Ed Watch; Liz Willen, formerly with Newsday and Bloomberg Markets magazine and currently with the Hechinger Institute; Valerie Strauss, education columnist with the Washington Post; and Ugo Uche of Psychology Today.

Combined, this team of hosts and commentators provides a panoramic perspective and exceptional insight on the education issues of the day.


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