Welcome again to the WESTERN AGRI-RADIO NETWORKS INC®. We would like to also welcome those folks who have visited my networks in the past. Our headquarters are located in the beautiful southwest deserts of Yuma County, Arizona. A place that is well known to the world of agriculture. Located 180 miles east of San Diego, 180 miles West of Phoenix, and 180 miles South of Las Vegas, we are bordered on the Colorado River, Old Mexico, and California. We receive 3.8 inches of average rainfall annually, and rely totally on irrigation to raise our agricultural commodities. We are proof that agriculture in the Western United States does not end at Denver, Colorado, El Paso, Texas, and the Black Hills of the Dakotas.
Western Agri-Radio Networks, Inc® is our corporate title, with d.b.a. status for the California Agri-Radio Network, and the Southwest Agri-Radio Network. We have been up and running since 1979, and feature 20 strong affiliates that cover all the Agricultural areas in California. Western Arizona and Central Texas.. Our stations have a 98 percent proof of performance rating, because of the access they have to our high quality WATS program lines and high speed MP3 feeds that offer more than ample feed times. We have six minutes of commercial avails daily, on, each of three individual networks, plus avails from the Networks affiliates in their adjacency slots, before or after our farm programs, which you are able to 'cherry-pick'.
President and Director of the Networks is George G. Gatley and his wife Christine (Chris) is the Secretary and Traffic Director. George produces the radio programs with his staff daily, emphasizing that the farm news features are never more than 24 hours old and that Network News be the first source of up-to-the-minute farm news for listeners. Gatley also produced Farm and Ranch Television Programs for over 20 years, as well as writing farm articles for a bi-monthly farm magazine.
Gatley is a veteran radio broadcaster, having entered the field in 1958, a 33 year voting member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters, has served twice as Western Region Vice President of NAFB, was appointed as CHATS editor for two consecutive years (1982/83), and was instrumental in helping to establish what is called today, the NFBS Broadcasters Information over the Data Transmission Network and also published on the NAFBs website, www.nafb.com,and Western Region Farm Broadcaster of the year.
The Western Agri-Radio Networks® are exclusive Farming News Networks in California and Arizona. Our four daily programs, are heard Monday through Friday, directed at not only farmers and ranchers, but also at the general populace, which the Agricultural Community depends on for support.
According to the latest reports from California County Agricultural Commissioners, California's cash farm income from over 78,000 agriculture and livestock farms is now 36 Billion dollars. The Arizona Crop and Livestock Reporting service reports the cash farm income for Arizona over 3 Billion dollars on approximately 10,000 farms. These two farm and ranch radio networks provide a valuable source of information of World, National and Regional Agricultural related events for farms, ranchers, and rural and city folks.
To reach the Agriculture Community in California and Western Arizona, the Western Agri-Radio Networks® is your answer. The proof of that is in our statewide survey done by DOANE, in 1991, and our survey, AMR, completed 2005, plus the positive results our advertisers are getting through their repeated use of the California or the Southwest Agri-Radio Network, and the thousands of pages read on this specialized website for Agricultural users. Networks advertisers are offered free banner space on the website.
Western Agri-Radio Networks, Inc.
1700 S. 1st Avenue, Suite 214
Yuma, Arizona 85364
Copyright 2006, George G. Gatley, Western Agri-Radio Networks, Inc.