Phoenix, Ariz (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
The Tim and Willy Show and Skyview Networks announced today a partnership to return the Tim and Willy Show to Arizona’s airwaves. The three-hour Monday through Friday show debuts live on September 16 at 6 a.m. on five Arizona radio stations. In addition, their show will play 24/7 via audio and video stream on timandwilly.com. Skyview Networks, syndication specialist for talent seeking satellite distribution, national sales representation and state-of-the-art production, will provide the studio, radio satellite distribution, and production of the show’s live web stream. With Tim and Willy as talent and producers this time around, the show aims to bring a friendly local feel to its listeners, with more personality, country music and an entertaining cast of characters.
“We’ve worked with some excellent people in our career. None better than Skyview! They told us: Dream the Dream. We did, and together we’ve created the Tim and Willy Show we've always wanted,” said Tim Hattrick, co-host and executive producer of the Tim and Willy Show.
Tim Hattrick, Willy D Loon and Andrea Hiland, have a long history of both ratings and revenue success as radio and television personalities across Arizona. In addition, their show has aided thousands of families and children through The Tim and Willy Kid’s FunDation, their 501(c)(3) charity. In today’s challenging media landscape, Tim, Willy and Andrea seek to reconnect on a grass roots level directly with their listeners, fans and sponsors to deliver the genuine Tim and Willy Show. Combining forces with Skyview Networks, the show will reach a statewide audience, including the Phoenix market and communities serviced by KRDE 94.1 FM, KDAP 96.5 FM, KJJJ 102.3 FM, KZUZ 95.5 FM, KZUA 92.1 FM.
Skyview Networks is leveraging its 20 year history in professional and collegiate broadcast expertise into the field of radio show production, sales representation and syndication. Skyview Networks’ national broadcast network of 700+ affiliates and broadcast experience, provide syndicated programs the connections, studios, radio satellite distribution, national sales representation, affiliate relations, and web stream production necessary to take a show nationwide.
“We have been longtime fans of Tim and Willy and are proud to partner in bringing these personalities back to Arizona listeners,” said Ken Thiele, president of Skyview Networks. “With Skyview’s satellite distribution, we aim to cover the Phoenix market and communities around the state to give Arizona radio what it has been missing: local, relevant and lighthearted listening.”
The Tim and Willy Show will incorporate interesting people, local events and news from all of the Arizona markets, providing a true hometown feel for its stations. The Tim and Willy Show will soft- launch September 2 by web stream at timandwilly.com. The official debut goes live on its full network of radio affiliates and web stream on September 16. For more information on the Tim and Willy Show, visit timandwilly.com.
Skyview Networks’ studios are equipped with state-of-the-art broadcast equipment providing full production capabilities: this includes a NewTek Tri-Caster for highly produced customized virtual-set web streams. For more information on Skyview Networks’ satellite syndication services, please visit skyviewnetworks.com/syndication.
Radio stations interested in airing the Tim and Willy Show may contact Diana Chamberlain, Business Development Manager, for Skyview Networks at diana(at)skyviewsat(dot)com.
About Tim and Willy Show
Tim Hattrick and Willy D Loon met at a Mesa, Arizona dinner party in 1988. Willy discovered Tim had just worked with Glenn Beck on Y95. Tim found out Willy was the notorious "Willy D Loon" from the Jonathan Brandmeier show on KZZP. They became friends, golfing buddies and eventually long time radio co-hosts. Their radio adventures have taken them from KRQQ in Tucson to KMLE and KNIX in Phoenix and even a stint in Chicago. They’ve won numerous awards including the Academy of Country Music’s Personalities of the Year, an Emmy and a spot in the Arizona Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame. Andrea Hiland joined the show in 1997. Her role has included reading the news and traffic, keeping TnW in line and updating listeners on the latest gossip and tabloid buzz.
About Skyview Networks
Skyview Networks is a technology company that specializes in broadcast systems, inventory management software, and national ad sales solutions for play-by-play sports. Skyview Networks currently provides the broadcast services for over 60 professional and 50 collegiate sports organizations and produces and delivers Arizona News Radio and California Headline News. Founded in 1995, Skyview Networks’ services have grown to include satellite distribution, full network automation, affiliate relations, inventory management systems and advertising solutions for radio, television, print, signage and web. For more information, visit skyviewnetworks.com.