Honky Tonk TV Acquired

Weekly country music news and entertainment television show Honky Tonk TV has been acquired by Phoenix-based Morgans Media Group, it was announced today (9/27). Morgans Media Group will retain HTTV’s current production team and hosts, who have been with the program since 2009.

“We are thrilled to welcome Honky Tonk TV to the Morgans’ family and to expand our love for music and entertainment,” says Geoff Owens, President/Chief Executive Officer of Morgans Media Group. “We’re committed to an immediate growth strategy, beginning in the 4th quarter, to help the show maximize its target audience and more aggressively establish its brand. Our plan also includes building a stronger presence in Nashville and other key markets.”

HTTV Executive Producer Chris James will become Chief Creative Officer of the new company, which recently relocated its headquarters to the back-lot of Universal Studios Orlando.

“Morgans Media Group believes in our creativity and innovation, which was important to us, ” says James. “We started the Honky Tonk brand back in July 2007 and I’m glad to say that they share our vision for building on a well-established foundation. Additionally, they have the sources and know-how to help us forge a new path in this industry and it’s exciting to know what their plans are, including who they’re bringing on board in other cities like Nashville to help us reach our goals.”

Morgans Media Group delivers entertainment content through a range of media, with brands including Chill Report, Freestyle, Blu Ink Entertainment and more. Honky Tonk started in Orlando in 2007 as a print magazine, and has evolved into a national weekly program shown in numerous markets. MusicRow Chart Director Jon Freeman also contributes special Music Row insider segments for HTTV shows.

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