7 DUKE FM® Stations Add Envision Networks® Country Radio Feature

Envision Networks® is proud to welcome Midwest Communications’ DUKE FM® stations as the latest affiliates of The Stories That Made The Music, created and hosted by Nick Michaels. This one-minute vignette engages listeners with stories of their favorite country stars and the music they create. With Duke FM stations in, Green Bay/Appleton, WI, Knoxville, TN, Lansing, MI, Fargo, ND, Evansville, IN, Terre Haute, IN and Duluth, MN, now airing The Stories That Made The Music, they join over 150 affiliates on the Envision Country Network.

“Country music has forever been about the stories. So The Stories That Made The Music is an excellent way to engage the fans and allow them to discover more about a favorite artist, song or event,”  said Jeff McCarthy, Vice President of Programming, Midwest Communications, Inc. “Nick Michaels has captured that feeling with The Stories That Made the Music. Do your listeners a huge favor and introduce them to this uniquely presented series of fascinating and insightful stories.”

The Stories That Made The Music connects listeners to the music they love. Nick Michaels masterfully illustrates the stories of legendary country artists including, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Shania Twain and many more. At a time when stations are cutting back on personality and offering up condensed programming, this feature offers audiences a richer listening experience.

For more information about The Stories That Made The Music visit goenvisionnetworks.com. Stations interested in adding the feature to their programming should contact Amber Wade at amberw@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761.

About Nick Michaels:

“Whether it is programming or promotion or advertising, on radio, the best thing you can do is tell a story. That is what I do. I am a story teller.” – Nick Michaels                                                                                

Nick Michaels is a writer, narrator and public speaker whose voice has appeared on over a billion dollars of paid advertising. Several of his voice-over assignments, for clients like Excedrin, and Molson’s, have lasted for more than a decade. As a narrator Nick can be heard on more than a dozen episodes of National Geographic Explorer.

 Nick spent most of the 70’s and 80’s in television. Besides the commercials and narrations, Nick was a co-creator and the original host of NBC TV’s Friday Night Videos.

Nick Michaels Studio is a creative services boutique that creates custom content for programming, imaging and  advertising. His unique approach and delivery has shaped the creative for some of the most iconic radio stations in the country, including WDRV-FM, The Drive, in Chicago, KCBS AM/FM in San Francisco and many others.

The Deep End With Nick Michaels, his Classic Rock program, is currently in syndication and can be heard on more than 40 radio stations.

His latest creation, The Stories That made The Music,  is a short form, country music feature, that tells the stories of  legendary country music artists, their music and their lives.

He is an in demand speaker who has delivered keynote speeches at The Dan O’Day Media Conference, The Conclave, The NAB Radio Show and The R&R News-Talk Forum, The Astral Media Programming Conference, Canadian Music Week, RadioDays Scandinavia and others.

Nick is the author of  The Over Communicated World

For more please visit nickmichaels.com.

About Envision Networks®:

Envision Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,500 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual weather-news-traffic broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.