Kaplan Early Learning Company Renews Syndication Agreement for Kaplan Radio on the BAM Radio Network

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Digital radio proving to be an effective means of engaging education buyers.

Today, BAM Radio Network (BRN), the education station, announced Kaplan Early Learning Company has renewed its agreement to syndicate content for Kaplan Radio. The program is aired online at http://www.kaplanco.com/KaplanRadio/. This digital media resource nanocasts BRN's premier program, "Body, Mind and Child," hosted by Rae Pica, a 30-year veteran in the field of early childhood education. The show offers discussions with leading experts in the fields of education, child development, play research, the neurosciences and more. A new program airs every month.

The syndication agreement was renewed after a six-month pilot and senior management review. "We are delighted that our programing is delivering value and meeting management's expectations at one of the leading companies in the early childhood education field. In these challenging times, where all companies are watching their marketing, PR and customer retention budget, we see Kaplan's decision as validation that we are meeting our goal of helping for-profits and non-profits make the most of digital and social media," said Rae Pica, cofounder or BAM Radio Network.

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 ( http://www.bamradionetwork.com) , 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 accounts, 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, Kaplan Early Learning Company is today 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 online, 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 D.C.-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC. The programming is produced by social media strategist and Emmy-winning broadcaster 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:

  • Dr. Jerlean Daniel, executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • 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
  • Linda Smith , executive director of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
  • Brian Crowe, executive director/CEO of the National Association of Child Care Professionals
  • Donna Mazyck, 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
  • Dr. Eric Karolak, executive director of Early Childhood Education Consortium
  • Sherry Waugh, president of the National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers
  • Diane Whitehead, executive director of the Association for Childhood Education International
  • Glenda Bean, executive director of the Southern Early Childhood Association

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.

Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC
Jeannette Bernstein


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