It's the right match of experience, quality, and cost-effectiveness for stations of any size or format. That's why Virtual News Center is Local News DELIVERED.
Experience. Depth. Professionalism. Those attributes describe Virtual News Center's anchors and reporters -- the largest, most experienced staff in the remote news industry.
High-quality, experienced news talent is hard ... and expensive ... to find. Virtual News Center increases quality and reduces costs. Stop throwing money down the drain! Available on barter in selected markets.
Virtual News Center stations are all over the US ... on one-owner stand-alone stations and clusters run by some of the biggest names in the radio industry. Virtual News Center newscasts air 24/7. Where are we? Click to find out.
Effective local radio news can be hard … and expensive.
Virtual News Center exists to bring you and your listeners quality local news presented on-air and online … for less than you’d expect. Survey after survey have shown your listeners crave local content that’s relevant and interesting to them. Virtual News Center pioneered the field of remotely produced local radio news in 2005. Let us show you how to improve the quality of your station’s local news — without draining your wallet. Many stations are eligible for barter!
When the chips are down, Virtual News Center is there with complete on air and online coverage. Our staff and management team are never more than a phone call or email away. The depth of our coverage is completely up to you — including extra reports outside regular hours if you need them.
“… we were on it an hour before any other stations. We (with your help) rock!“
– Manager, Kentucky (9/11/13)
With Virtual News Center, you’ll enjoy the quality and consistency of our experienced staff. With more than 25 anchors & reporters, we have a match for nearly every demographic target. Not only do you get the consistency and market knowledge of an assigned anchor or team, but the security of a bench deeper than most large-market newsrooms. And it’s all backed up by the most extensive, reliable communication and delivery system in the remote news industry.
When asked to weigh the consistent quality of a news report with the newscaster’s location, listeners overwhelmingly chose quality.
Whether the newscaster lived in their community was far less important, said 96% of respondents. Bolster your news quality today with Virtual News Center.
The proof of Virtual News Center quality is shown in the comments we receive from affiliates.
“Just wanted to drop a note to say all you guys are doing a fantastic job with our news coverage. We are very happy…I don’t say that enough :)
– Ops Manager, MO (7–19-13)
“Our listenership is now increasing thanks to VirtualNewsCenter™.“
– Owner, ID (06–19-13)
Want to see/hear more of the feedback we receive from affiliates? It’s right here.
Virtual News Center is quality you will be proud of! This newscast is chosen randomly from those airing recently on Virtual News Center affiliates. It’s updated at the top of each hour.
Here’s a sample of the stories airing today on Virtual News Center affiliates nationwide.
Local News is what we’re known for and we’re great at. However, Virtual News Center also produces a variety of other information programming for affiliates…on air and online.
Owner Chris Lash is building the Cat Country Network to bring community radio to rural America. “With today’s amazing technology, doing local news is simple and great with VirtualNewsCenter™,” says Lash.
“In our previous barter agreement stations had multiple affiliate relations contacts, which led to some frustrations with our customers,” said EVP/Affiliate Relations Joel Dearing. “Not only will the relationship with USRN reduce the frustration, but we’ve found we are able to write agreements at a lower ad commitment per week. This makes our service even more affordable, especially when compared to the increasing costs of a full-time employee.”
Virtual News Center, the pioneer and leader of the outsourced local news industry, is growing! That means we have immediate need for P/T female news anchors/reporters. Guys, you’re welcome to submit materials too — we’re expecting more openings soon!