Accent Radio Network
|Availability||National, through regional affiliates|
|Jim Feijo, Patricia Feijo|
|December 4, 2000|
The Accent Radio Network was a Rhode Island-based radio network with a Christian-conservative political point of view. Accent Radio Network was founded in the summer of 2000 by James and Patricia Feijo and went on air December 4, 2000. The Accent Radio Network aired programming original to the network as well as syndicated programs including; The Laura Ingraham Show and Monica Crowley.
Programming from Accent Radio Network, which included some Talk radio format programs, was carried by 18 affiliates located across the United States, mostly very small stations located in small markets. These affiliates were especially concentrated in Missouri (three affiliates), Utah (two affiliates), and the Southeastern United States (nine affiliates). ARN programming was available at no charge to affiliates. ARN also provided listeners in extended areas with audio streaming via the World Wide Web, consumer Digital Video Broadcasting satellite, and a Roku channel.
James and Patricia Feijo were hosts of a program on the network called HealthWatch which promotes a "God-centered view of health and healing." In May 2012, a U.S. District Court judge found that the Feijos had violated an injunction against making claims on their radio show and websites for the cancer-curing effects of natural products sold through their business, Daniel Chapter One. Jerry Hughes, the network's most prominent non-brokered host, died three weeks later on June 1.
Original programming on ARN includes:
- Daniel Chapter One Truthwatch, with Jim and Tricia Feijo
- Straight Talk, with Jerry Hughes
- Home-&-Garden Radio, with Michael Crose
- Conceived in Liberty, with Jerry Hughes
- Sunday Accents
In addition, ARN worked with several other networks that simulcast ARN programming, or ARN simulcasts their programming. Some of those networks include:
- IRN/USA Radio Network
- Business Talk Radio Network
- Schedule Archived July 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. – Accent Radio Network. Accessed August 10, 2012.
- Accent Radio Network About Us Archived January 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on: January 17, 2013.
- U.S. Department of Justice (May 11, 2012). Rhode Island-based Sellers of Herbal Products Held in Contempt. News Release, Office of Public Affairs. Retrieved on: 2013-01-17.