With the launch of Page One Kentucky, The ‘Ville Voice gets a great new big brother. Look for some changes, all for the better, as Full Signal Media grows. Nothing wrong with a little shameless self-promotion:
PAGE ONE LAUNCHES IN KENTUCKY TO COVER POLITICAL NEWS
(LOUISVILLE, KY) – A new website focused on Kentucky politics and media, Page One, has launched and is now being published at http://www.PageOneKentucky.com.
The site is owned and operated by Full Signal Media Group. The principals are Jacob Payne and Rick Redding of Louisville. The new company also owns The ‘Ville Voice, a year-old website covering Louisville media and politics.
Since its Aug. 13 launch, Page One has posted several original news stories, including an exclusive interview with Oldham County physician Michael Kelley, who announced his challenge to U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis for Kentucky’s Fourth District Congressional seat. The new news organization also was the first to report that University of Louisville football player JaJuan Spillman had a court appearance related to a DUI charge.
“My vision for Page One is to become a primary source for political news in Kentucky,” said Jacob Payne, a political consultant with extensive campaign finance experience. “We plan to use our political resources and contacts to provide an alternative to the mainstream media.”
Both Payne and co-principal Rick Redding most recently were on the campaign staff of entrepreneur Bruce Lunsford, who ran for the Democratic nomination for governor in May.
“There’s a great business opportunity for a new media venture like Page One,” said Redding, a veteran journalist who has written for Business First and LEO, among others. “We expect Page One to include not just our voices, but those of the premier political voices in the Commonwealth.”
The site will include original audio and video clips, and will employ the most advanced technology available. In the first week, it was the only statewide news operation to air video footage of local Iraq War veteran Andrew Horne’s appearance on the cable news network MSNBC.
“I’m excited to see that Jake and Rick are starting this site,” said Bruce Lunsford. “I have no doubt they will build upon the great investigative work that is being done in the political arena on the Web. I’m confident that Page One will provide a straightforward view of Kentucky politics that will be a welcome addition to the state’s media.”
Payne and Redding are the sole investors in the new company, which begins with two properties – Page One and The ‘Ville Voice. The sites will supported by advertising.
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About Full Signal Media Group. The independent media company, formed in August, 2007, currently owns and operates Page One and The ‘Ville Voice. Other interactive media projects are currently in production.