Cumulus Will Manage All Syndication of Award-Winning Nightly Show Including Expansion Into All Cumulus Country Markets and More

NASHVILLE – March 6, 2012 – CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN will have a new syndication partner effective Monday, March 26 when Cumulus Media Networks takes over as the official distributor, it was announced today by Brian Philips, President of CMT and John Dickey, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Cumulus Media. Cumulus will manage all syndication and ad sales of CMT RADIO LIVE. It will include distribution to all its owned and operated markets, as well as its continued expansion to existing and new non-owned and operated affiliates, reaching over 130 stations. CMT RADIO LIVE will now have more access to big events and artist interviews, exclusive new content and broadened marketing support across multiple CMT platforms.

“John and the Cumulus army have been our partners with CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN from the beginning,” said Philips. “They have given us essential affiliate support since show number one. Expanding our relationship with their rapidly-escalating empire is a logical step for this high-profile show show!”

“We believe that CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN is the best syndicated show in its genre,” said Dickey. “It makes sense that we would join forces and take this award-winning show to the next level.”

CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN airs weeknights from 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. EST and weekends on select stations. CMT RADIO LIVE, hosted by 2010 ACM national on-air personality winner Cody Alan, features not only the latest country music hits along with classic favorites, but also exclusive interviews and performances, on-location event coverage and live fan interaction via call-ins, social media and emails. For more information, visit www.cmtradiolive.com.

CMT RADIO provides the most complete coverage of music and entertainment news available to country radio stations around the United States and has over 175 active affiliates. In addition to CMT RADIO LIVE, CMT RADIO includes the CMT RADIO NETWORK which provides exclusive content to stations through a daily prep service and connects affiliates with celebrities through radio tours. Also included is CMT RADIO INSIDER, hosted by CMT’s Evan Farmer and Lisa Dent, which recaps the top stories in country music each week, includes interviews with today’s biggest stars and airs weekends on stations nationwide.

Cumulus Media Networks has more than 4,000 affiliate radio stations reaching 121 million listeners in the 12+ demographic each week. Programs and services include ABC News Radio, The Mark Levin Show, The Michael Baisden Show, The Huckabee Report, Imus in the Morning, The John Batchelor Show, Red Eye Radio, MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker, The Larry Kudlow Show, Radio Perez with Perez Hilton, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, Cannon¹s Countdown with Nick Cannon and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.

Other Cumulus Media Networks services include advanced digital media platforms with online interactive advertising; streaming audio and podcasts; ABC Sports Radio; format-specific ePrep; production libraries; and nine 24-hour formats including Scott Shannon¹s True Oldies Channel and ESPN Radio. Cumulus Media Networks en Español includes leading Spanish-language programming such as Conexión Thalia and ESPN Deportes Radio.


CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

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