||Founded by Charlie Roberts with five radio stations
in NJ, NY, & PA sponsored by Kendall Refining Co.
|| MotorNet signs its 50th affiliate within a ten-state
||Louis F. Bantle (President and CEO, U.S. Tobacco Co.)
and Charlie Roberts announce the launching of the SKOAL MotorSports
|| MotorNet signs 75th affiliate. U.S. Tobacco sponsors
the SMR for second year
|| SMR expands into southeast signing 100th affiliate
|| SMR carried on first 50,000-watt Radio Station
|| U.S. Tobacco sponsors SMR for third year.
SMR reaches 200 Broadcasts per Day on 150 Radio Stations
|| SMR introduces expanded, weekend coverage at no added
cost to affiliates or sponsors; 180th affiliate signs
|| MotorNet pioneers regional motorsports coverage - daily
programs edited and produced to cover the special interests of each
SMR Region: I-NE, II-SE, III-MW
|| 50,000-watt, clear-channel WMAQ, Chicago (NBC O&O)
signs as 200th MotorNet Affiliate
|| U.S. Tobacco sponsors SMR for fourth year. MotorNet
expands coast-to-coast adding Regions IV-SW, V-FW
|| MotorNet computerizes the complex, and adds FREE opportunity
to publicize its nearby affiliates and SPONSORS in the weekly programs
of the 1000+ speedways covered by MotorNet
|| U.S. Tobacco sponsors SMR for the fifth straight year.
MotorNet opens year with 274 Affiliated Radio Stations
|| MotorNet signs 300th Affiliate
|| MotorNet exceeds 400 Broadcasts per Day and opens state-of-the-art
newsroom and stereo studio
|| U.S. Tobacco sponsors SMR for sixth straight year.
MotorNet reaches 45 States, including Hawaii, and is heard in 88 of
the top 100 ADI's
|| Federal law prohibits electronic advertising of smokeless
tobacco. U.S. Tobacco and MotorNet end an exceptionally successful,
|| MotorNet signs Moroso Performance Products as Participating
|| MotorNet's MotorSports Report goes on hiatus.
|| At the request of U.S. Tobacco Co., MotorNet designs
first ever motorsports news IVR system but again is thwarted by Federal
|| MotorNet moves into new studio/office suites.
|| SpeedLine, MotorNet's all motorsports 900 (via AT&T)
IVR platform goes on line with in house state-of-the art hardware
and software from Perception Technology.
|| MotorNet appointed service bureau by the American Motorcyclist
Association (AMA) for custom 900 IVR service.
||MotorNet appointed service bureau by the International
Hot Rod Association (IHRA) for custom 900 IVR service.
||Quaker State Corporation signs multi-year sponsorship
with MotorNet for the Quaker State SpeedLine.
||The Quaker State SpeedLine becomes the official information
hotline for the SKOAL World of Outlaws sprint car series.
||Frees Media of Springfield, NJ becomes exclusive
advertising representative for MotorNet.
|MotorNet's MotorSports Report returns to the air with
70 affiliates coast-to-coast, growing to 300 and beyond.
||CBS Television LATE SHOW host David Letterman endorses
Quaker State SpeedLine in interview with Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
||McDonald's Corporation announces title sponsorship of
both the McDonald's MotorSports Report network radio program and the
McDonald's SpeedLine (with a portion of the proceeds going to Ronald
McDonald House Charities).
|AT&T MultiQuest offers co-op funding of advertising
for the McDonald's SpeedLine
||Fluoramics, Inc., manufacturer of Tufoil, agrees to
become associate sponsor of the McDonald's MotorSports Report
||Stonebridge Capital Group of Chicago becomes exclusive
financial advisor to MotorNet.
||Annual radio network development campaign begins
||More than 100 new affiliates sign up to carry the McDonald's
||MotorNet and Speedway Blues, Inc. team up to form complete
motorsports news distribution agency.
||MotorNet and Broadcast Marketing form alliance for production,
distribution, and marketing of McDonald's MotorSports Report.
||Ford Racing joins MotorNet as associate sponsor on the
McDonald's MotorSports Report
||Schultz Advertising joins MotorNet team as sponsorship
and marketing consultant.
||Henry Kavett, former ABC and NBC Radio Network executive,
joins MotorNet as Director of Marketing and Media Operations.
||Larry Weiss, radio station owner and broadcast executive
joins MotorNet as advertising and sponsorship coordinator.