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AMG/Parade (previously known as the Athlon Media Group) is a publisher founded in 1967 that is based in Nashville, Tennessee.[1][2][3][4] Nashville's Spencer Hays was its majority stockholder.[5][6][7]

AMG Parade textlogo.png
Logo since 2014
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNashville, Tennessee
Key peopleSpencer Hays (majority owner)
Publication typesMagazines

Athlon SportsEdit

Athlon is best known for publishing preseason single-title sports annuals on professional and college sports. The annuals are sold at newsstands in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe.[1] It is the U.S.'s largest publisher of sports annuals,[6] ranking Number 1 in retail sales dollars and magazines sold.[1]

Athlon's 15 sports magazines include Athlon Sports monthly, Pro Football, Fantasy Football, National College Football, Southeastern Football, Atlantic Coast Football, Big Ten Football, Big 12 Football, Big East Football, Pac-10 Football, Baseball, College Basketball, Pro Basketball, Racing and Golf.[1][8][9] Athlon's digital properties include, which has daily coverage of the sports it covers.[1]


In February 2006, it acquired Grogans Sports Information Inc., a fantasy sports publisher based in Littleton, Colorado, that publishes Grogans Fantasy Football Analyst in-season scouting reports.[8]

In June 2010, Athlon Sports Communications appointed Anthony Flaccavento publisher for Athlon Sports magazine.[10] Athlon Sports is a monthly publication that launched in October 2010.[1][11] Athlon Sports began with a circulation of seven million, and grew to nine million in 2011.[1]

In 2013, Athlon acquired the print rights to three magazines distributed as newspaper inserts: American Profile, Relish, and Spry. Athlon did not acquire the associated websites and later launched the companion website Community Table.[12] In 2014, Athlon acquired Parade from Advance Publications.[13]

In 2016, Athlon acquired the titles of Harris Publications, which had been shut down.[14]


  • AMG Lifestyle[15]
    • Flea Market Style
    • Harris Farmer's Almanac
    • Romantic Country
    • Short Hair Style Guide
    • Short Styles
    • Storage Solutions
  • AMG/Parade[16]
    • American Profile's Community Table
    • Athlon Sports & Life
    • Parade
    • Relish
    • Spry Living
    • TV Times
  • Athlon Outdoors[17]
    • American Frontiersman
    • Ballistic
    • Combat Handguns
    • Guns of the Old West
    • Mopar Action
    • The New Pioneer
    • Survivor's Edge
    • Tactical Weapons


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Who Is Athlon". Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  2. ^ The Alcalde. March 2001. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  3. ^ Shelly Field (2010). Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry. ISBN 9781438129754. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Joseph Favorito (2012). Sports Publicity. Routledge. ISBN 9781136364266. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Judy Sarles (March 19, 2000). "Suit targets clothier's religious climate". Nashville Business Journal. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "An American original". Forbes. December 1, 1997. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  7. ^ Geert De Lombaerde (December 7, 2011). "Athlon CEO steps down". Nashville Post. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Athlon buys fantasy sports publisher Grogans". Nashville Business Journal. February 8, 2006. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  9. ^ "Virginia Tech's Allison Tallman a finalist in Athlon Sideline Spirit Contest; Winner to be featured in 2005 Athlon Sports College Football Preview". November 30, 2004. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  10. ^ Dan Hieb (June 14, 2010). "Athlon Sports hires publisher". Nashville Business Journal. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  11. ^ "Athlon Sports Launches as Largest Sports Magazine in the U.S. With 7MM Circulation", October 15, 2010
  12. ^ Athlon Acquires Rights to Publish American Profile, Relish, Spry Magazines
  13. ^ Athlon Acquires 'Parade,' Consolidates Newspaper-Distributed Magazine Market
  14. ^ Harris Magazines Find New Life as Athlon Newspaper Offerings
  15. ^ AMG Lifestyle Store
  16. ^ AMG/Parade Titles
  17. ^ Athlon Outdoors Store