Larry Bates is publisher and editor of Monetary and Economic Review. He is a former member of the Tennessee House of Representatives where he chaired the Committee on Banking and Commerce. A former bank executive, Bates is CEO of Information Radio Network. In March 2008, IRN merged with USA Radio Network (USA) to become IRN USA Radio News. With a combined 2500+ AM/FM radio affiliates, including several independent news stations, IRN USA Radio News is one of the largest radio news networks in America, and the largest internet radio news product on the market.