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STEPHEN ARNOLD MUSIC NAMED NEWS MUSIC PROVIDER FOR NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP Top 20 TV Broadcasting Company Selects SAM’s ‘Commanding Sonic Branding’ for Deal Covering Initial 20+ Stations DALLAS – November 12, 2008: Stephen Arnold Music (

) (SAM), the trendsetters in music composition and developers of Commanding Sonic Branding, have announced a deal to provide a wide range of music services to the Nexstar Broadcasting Group (NASDAQ: NXST). The agreement calls for SAM to provide each station with news music from SAM’s award-winning news music catalogue and to produce a series of custom image songs for the stations in the Nexstar group. Nexstar’s selection of SAM is the latest in an ongoing collaboration between the companies. The arrangement will initially include approximately 20 Nexstar stations and will eventually grow to represent more than 40. With each SAM news music package comprised of 20-30 music themes, the deal with Nexstar will involve hundreds of music cuts. “At Nexstar, we want to surround ourselves with the best in the business, and that’s what we feel Stephen Arnold Music to be,� says Blake Russell, VP Marketing and Operations for Nexstar. “They lead in-depth strategic planning with us to work with our stations on their identity, and give each one of them something original and specific to their needs. SAM’s expertise with sonic branding is important to Nexstar –they create the sounds eliciting the top-of-mind recall that we need on a daily basis.� One of the industry’s foremost pioneers in sonic branding, SAM President Stephen Arnold’s proven methods of Commanding Sonic Branding are recognized worldwide. SAM has been central to the identity of such clients as Nexstar, Fox Business Channel, CNN Headline News, The Weather Channel, and a full 35% of all US local TV markets. “SAM has been at the forefront of serving local stations for over 15 years,� Arnold says. “’Commanding Sonic Branding’ is at the core of our innovative approach in working with stations, developing a comprehensive brand strategy for the whole day and each show. Nexstar has an advanced approach to broadcasting, and they clearly recognize the meaningful benefits that sonic branding brings to marketing their stations.� ### About Stephen Arnold Music: As a multiple Emmy, Addy and Promax Gold award-winning music production company, Stephen Arnold Music has over 15 years of success in delivering the sounds that make a difference to networks, television stations, advertising agencies, film studios and video game companies the world over. The company's Commanding Sonic Branding approach to music production and commitment to industry-leading service is at the core of its promise. For more information, please visit

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(001) 646 359 3961 About Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.: Nexstar Broadcasting Group currently owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 50 television stations in 29 markets in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and New York. Nexstar’s television station group includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW and reaches approximately 8.2% of all U.S. television households.



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