FTM Media-Designed www.live105.com Named Best of Entertainment Category at International Web Page Awards; International Forum of Web Designers Honors Site’s Creative Excellence
Business and Entertainment Editors
SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 21, 2000
FTM (“Feed the Monster”) Media, Inc. (OTCBB:FTMM) and KITS-FM, a San Francisco alternative rock station, took home the International Web Page Award’s distinction of Best of Entertainment Category (Radio) from the gala awards event staged here last evening.
The award, as judged by some of the Internet industry’s leading designers and programmers, recognizes the creative excellence of the station’s site among the thousands available to Web cruisers.
FTM Media created, implemented and maintains the Web site for San Francisco’s LIVE 105 — www.live105.com. The site was launched in August 1999, well before the awards deadline of Nov. 30, 1999.
“Our entire business plan and model are founded on the belief that in order to satisfy today’s savvy Web users, as well as extend major-market stations’ brands successfully to the Internet,” said David A. Kendrick, FTM’s president and chief operating officer, “we have to create and sustain compelling, cutting-edge content.
“Our stations, and their site visitors, have been excited by the work we’ve done. We’re honored that our peers are, too.”
The LIVE 105 site also was honored with a Creative Excellence Award by the IWPA as was Los Angeles-based KROQ-FM (www.kroq.com), another Feed the Monster radio station site. FTM’s two entries were among a total of 600 sites nominated for this year’s awards.
In addition to KITS and KROQ, Feed the Monster designed, launched and maintains sites for www.wbcn.com (WBCN, Boston) and www.B96.com (WBBM, Chicago), which also are Infinity Broadcasting (NYSE:INF)-owned alternative rock stations. “Our goal is to develop and build sites for the country’s most powerful radio stations in seven formats in the largest 25 U.S. markets,” Kendrick said.
About Feed the Monster
With corporate headquarters in Phoenix and creative/production offices in Burbank, Calif., FTM Media develops and manages cutting-edge Web sites; creates integrated advertising and e-commerce opportunities; and extends stations’ branding from the airwaves onto the Internet.
Feed the Monster is creating a national network that will include stations in the most popular radio formats including alternative rock, contemporary hit radio, news-talk, hot adult contemporary, classic rock, oldies, smooth jazz and country. More information about FTM Media can be found on its own Web site: www.feedthemonster.com.
About the International Web Page Awards
Created with the Web site designer in mind, the International Web Page Awards recognizes graphic artists, Web site designers, advertising agencies, corporations, companies and individuals who wish to spotlight their creativity in interactive design. More information about the Los Gatos, Calif.-based organization can be found on its Web site — www.webpageawards.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding FTM Media that involve economic, competitive, governmental and technological risks and uncertainties. These factors could affect the company’s operations, markets, products, services and prices, and are described in the company’s regular filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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