Toon Radio acquires Limelight.

Dec 17th 2003
Toon Radio acquires Limelight.
Toon Radio LLC (www.toonradio.net) has acquired the broadcast rights to the syndicated anime radio program Anime in the Limelight for its Internet broadcast.

Produced by Limelight Media, Anime in the Limelight (or AitL) is a 30 to 60 minute Japanese Animation (or Anime) music / Japanese pop culture show that has been on the air since 1997. AitL features uncut Anime music tracks by the original artists in Japanese language, with English introductions, background histories, news, and Japanese Pop Culture information. AitL has also aired on the Internet since 1997, and is America's #1 rated streaming media Anime themed Internet Radio Show. Anime in the Limelight currently airs on KUMU AM 1500 (AniMe 1500) and on Fresno California Webcaster Japan-a-Radio (www.japanaradio.com).

AitL's current listener base represents the Money Demographic, being prime consumers of: fast food, specialty and soft drinks, consumer electronics and computer equipment, print & recorded media, and memorabilia. By adding AitL to its lineup, Toon Radio LLC plans to enhance its listenership within this demographic, increasing the market potential for its sponsors. Anime is BIG business; over 15,000 different logo items with nearly a billion in sales in the U. S. alone. America has now found Anime to be more than just cartoons there are many Anime are aimed at adults that are also in great demand (see the recently expanded Adult Swim on Cartoon Network other the new Anime Channel for example).

Anime's rich music includes pop, jazz, rock, classical, heavy metal, techno, country western and even religious music. Toon Radio LLC plans to deliver that music with Anime in the Limelight. AitL is the first music show mentioned by NAME in the FAQ (frequently asked questions) for the rec.arts.anime.music newsgroup as an example of Anime music on the Web. AitL has thousands of devoted fans logging in each month, and we already reach over seven thousand steady listeners. Toon Radio plans to add this recognition and fan base to its own.

Anime in the Limelight will join Adventures in Anime Music and other Toon Radio features on January 3, 2004. The show will air six (6) times a week.

More information can be found at Toon Radio's website www.toonradio.net.

Toon Radio LLC is a Internet radio station that specializes in animation soundtracks from around the world from its website at http://www.toonradio.net. Toon Radio LLC is a proud member of the Audiorealm Radio Network and the Small Webcaster Community Initiative. Toon Radio LLC operates out of Buffalo, New York.

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