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LM Communications named Small Business of the Year
BY HERALD-LEADER STAFF REPORT
September 26, 2014
LM Communications Broadcast Media Group of Lexington was named Small Business of the Year at the 2014 Commerce Lexington "Salute to Small Business" luncheon at Keeneland Friday.
LM, a broadcast media group, is Lexington's only locally owned radio group. It has five radio stations in Lexington; two stations in Charleston, S.C.; five in Charleston, W.Va., and sales agreements with two other stations. LM also owns a television station, WBKI-TV in Louisville.
Lynn M. Martin is the owner and president.
Other businesses honored include: Green Initiative Award, Comfort & Process Solutions; Innovation Award, Integrity IT; Legacy Award, Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscape Services; Minority Business Award, TravelHost of the Bluegrass; Nonprofit Award, Radio Eye; and Phoenix Award, NTSG.
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/09/26/3448926/lm-communications-named-small.html#storylink=cpy
Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG Adds Key Charleston Affiliate, Bringing Coverage to West Virginia’s Capital City
Created on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:36
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., (August 13, 2013) –The West Virginia Mountaineers and IMG College announced today that LM Communications’ WMXE-FM in Charleston has signed on to the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG.
The Classic Hits station will carry WVU football and men’s basketball, these sports’ respective Coach’s Shows, and the “Mountaineer Minute” daily report.
“I’ve always been a huge Mountaineers fan, and as radio station owner/operator for 32 years in Charleston, I’m absolutely thrilled to bring WVU sports to Mountaineer Nation over our signal,” said Lynn Martin, owner of WMXE-FM. “Broadcasting Mountaineer sports on our station from the state capital is a life-long dream come true.”
“We are very happy to welcome Lynn Martin and WXME-FM in Charleston to the Mountaineer Sports Network,” said Chris Ferris, VP of Broadcasting for IMG College. “Lynn has a long history and deep roots in the very important Charleston market, the state’s capital and largest city. WXME’s strong signal will provide essential coverage for our growing network to the Kanawha Valley, including Charleston and the outlying areas.”
West Virginia University and IMG College, which operates the nation’s largest independent sports radio network, formed a broad 12-year multimedia rights and sponsorship partnership including exclusive representation and management of game broadcasts and coaches’ shows on the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG beginning in the 2013-14 season.
Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG plans to add four hours of pre- and post-game coverage for WVU football. Pregame shows will expand from one hour to 3.5 hours and postgame shows to two hours from 30 minutes. The network now has 36 affiliates carrying live WVU sports with more expected to be announced.
WVU’s current radio lineup on the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG includes:
WCBC-AM / WCBC-FM, Cumberland, MD
WCEF-FM, Ripley, WV
WCHG-FM,Hot Springs, VA
WDBS-FM / WKQV-FM, Sutton/Summersville, WV
WEPM-AM / WLTF-FM,Martinsburg, WV
WETZ-AM / WYMJ-FM, New Martinsville, WV
WJAW-AM/ WJAW-FM, St. Mary’s, WV
WKMM-FM, Kingwood, WV
WMTD-FM,Hinton (Beckley), WV
WTCS-AM /WRLF-FM,Fairmont, WV
WVMR-AM / WVMR-FM,Dunmore / Hillsboro, WV
WVRC-AM /WVRC-FM,Spencer, WV
WWVA-AM / WBBD-AM,Wheeling, WV
WZST-FM, Morgantown, WV
LM Communications Broadcast Media Group is headquartered in Lexington, Ky. LM Communications owns four stations in Charleston, WV, two stations in Charleston, SC, and six stations in Lexington, KY. LM Communications also owns WBKI-TV in Louisville, KY.
About IMG College
IMG College is the nation’s leading collegiate multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company, representing more than 200 of the nation’s top collegiate properties, including the NCAA and its 89 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences and many of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. Headquartered in Winston Salem, N.C., IMG College connects brands with the largest and most demographically attractive fan base in sports through partnership opportunities in multimedia rights, sponsorship sales, licensing, marketing, ticketing, seating, fundraising, premium events and hospitality, stadium and arena development, and consulting. IMG College produces nearly 31,000 hours of radio programming on the largest sports network in the country, manages nearly 5,000 hours of local television programming, is the leading publisher of college sports publications and is the largest manager of university athletic websites. IMG College is a division of IMG Worldwide, a global sports, fashion and media business. For more information, please visitwww.imgcollege.com
LM Communications Distinguished Community Employer
Created on Monday, 12 August 2013 15:39
Jay Alexander, program director of 107.9 THE BEAT/LM Communications Broadcast Media Group, was named Distinguished Community Employer by the National College Lexington Campus due to his vital support of the campus’s radio and TV broadcasting (RTB) program. LM Communications employs graduates of the RTB program and also allows RTB students to conduct externships in their office.
Mr Alexander first began working with the Lexington Campus RTB program several years ago, when career center director Cheryl Howell contacted him regarding externship opportunities for students in the program. “I was happy to help,” he said. “I love to share my knowledge of what I know [with] the next generation that’s coming up.” Mr. Alexander said that externs at LM Communications rotate through the many areas of the radio stations that LM Communications owns, including programming and production. “They get a taste of everything,” he explained.
RTB program director Bill Gray said that the externships are a great opportunity for the students. “The students make contacts [and] they get real-world experience. Sometimes they get to operate the [audio] boards and do voice-overs,” he said, adding that students who work hard and show initiative during their externships are often hired by LM Communications.
LM Communications is Lexington’s only locally owned radio group.