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Townsquare Media Buys Kalamazoo Ribfest

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Townsquare Media announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire Kalamazoo Ribfest from The Arc Community Advocates.

As part of the deal, Townsquare Media also inked a long-term partnership with The Arc to produce the event on an annual basis.

The Arc Community Advocates, a non-profit focused on helping people with intellectual and development disabilities, has operated Ribfest for the past 22 years.

Ribfest 2014 is Aug. 7 to 9 at Arcadia Creek Festival Place, and is downtown Kalamazoo‘s largest event.

“Townsquare is committed to enhancing the attendee experience for years to come, while also maintaining the high standards of this marquee event,” said Dana Schmitt, live events manager for Townsquare Media – Kalamazoo, in a statement.

Townsquare Media owns and operates market-leading radio, digital and live event properties in 66 markets across the U.S.

It owns and operates Kalamazoo radio stations 107.7 WRKR, WKMI 1360 AM, 103.3 WKFR, and 102.5 Great Country. In addition, Townsquare Media owns and operates Mix 104.9 and 95.3 WBCK in Battle Creek.

Townsquare Media Grand Rapids owns and operates 97.9 WGRD; Channel 95.7; 100.5 The River; Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR; and 1410 AM The Touch.

For Kalamazoo Ribfest sponsorship opportunities and/or vendor information, contact Townsquare Media – Kalamazoo at (269) 344-0111. Additional information is to be available online at

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