WestStar TalkRadio Network
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WestStar TalkRadio Network is a privately held United States corporation operating as a live national radio broadcast network, program creator and program syndicator. Corporate offices and all studios are located at 2711 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The company was founded in 1991.
WestStar's primary broadcast product is The Kim Komando Show, a weekly radio and television computer and electronics oriented call-in talk show hosted by Kim Komando. The network formerly distributed Goddard's Gold and The 70s, two oldies/classic hits syndicated series hosted by KOOL-FM long-time Phoenix-based on-air radio broadcaster Steve Goddard. An American Christmas, an annual special hosted by Mannheim Steamroller is still distributed by the company.
Programs previously distributed through WestStar include the adult contemporary music program Your Weekend with Jim Brickman and the smooth jazz program Quiet Music with Nick Francis. The Other Side With Steve Godfrey, another WestStar show, was canceled by the network in June 2011.
The company employs approximately 35 people who operate from WestStar's corporate headquarters and utilize six full production studios, five of which are dedicated to radio broadcast/production, while one is a new state of the art HD television production studio unit. All operations are located at 2711 N. 24th St., Phoenix, Arizona.
The company's current business endeavors include live and recorded long and short form national radio program distribution; commercial radio network spot sales; broadcast production; television production and program syndication; and Internet web marketing, together with television live web video streaming of The Kim Komando Show) as the network continues to make preparations to begin actual commercial television broadcasting of the Kim Komando Radio Program. Additionally, the network is engaged in both traditional and electronic publishing and distribution.
The company is privately held, founded by Phoenix radio executive and on-air radio talkshow host Barry Young in 1991. National author and business woman Kim Komando joined the company in 1994. The company's reported yearly revenues are said to exceed $25 million (2010), but this cannot be verified. Young and Komando were married in 1999.
- WestStar TalkRadio Network Official Website
- Kim Komando Show
- Mannheim Steamroller An American Christmas