SOURCE: Foneshow

July 09, 2008 08:30 ET

Foneshow Hires Seasoned Business Development Talent to Expand Mobile Application in Radio Industry and Beyond

PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Foneshow, the leader in short-form audio content for mobile phones, today announced Weleskie Bourke, a seasoned business development talent, was hired to augment the Foneshow business development team and expand their reach in the radio and broadcast arena. She will be responsible for expanding the company's footprint in the broadcast media and radio markets.

"Foneshow is enabling the radio industry, and greater media pool to stay on the cutting edge of the new media world," said Weleskie Bourke, Director of Business Development for Foneshow. "I am thrilled to be part of a team of very talented individuals who have the skill, understanding and know-how to make an impact on interactive radio. I am confident in our ability to help our content partners deliver timely, relevant and now interactive news and information."

Ms. Bourke has over 13 years of experience in radio. She joins Foneshow from GreenStone Media, a radio and media network founded by a group of high profile women such as Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda, among others. There she served as operations manager for the 24-hour, all-women radio network's New York market. Previously she spent 11 years at New York City's legendary talk radio station, WOR. There she served in various capacities, including producer and program coordinator. She also oversaw the station's internship program. Ms. Bourke has a BA degree in broadcast Journalism from Long Island University.

"Weleskie Bourke brings Foneshow extensive market experience and demonstrated success," said Erik Schwartz, CEO of Foneshow. "Her understanding of the industry and management experience will allow us to lead the way as we execute and expand into the radio and interactive broadcast markets."

About Foneshow

Foneshow was founded in late August of 2006 on Ballston Beach in Truro, Massachusetts by Erik Schwartz and Nic Wolff, two technology industry veterans and lifelong friends, to deliver short form audio to mobile phones. Foneshow's technology is available to more than 250 million cell phones in the U.S. and 2.7 billion cell phones worldwide. In August 2007, Foneshow closed a series A venture capital round with CEI Community Ventures, Masthead Venture Partners, and Small Enterprise Growth Fund of Maine.

Contact Information

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    Rachel Carr
    Dan Klores Communications
    212-981-5253
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    Dan Klores Communications
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