“CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN” NOW ON 100 WEEKNIGHT AFFILIATES NATIONWIDE
Weekend Version Available On 58 Stations
New York, NY – June 28, 2011 – Westwood One and the CMT Radio Network are pleased to announce that CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN will soon be heard nightly on 100 stations across the country. Beginning July 1, CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN will air weeknights from 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. ET on WVNW-FM of Harrisburg, PA, the program’s 100th affiliate. CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN WEEKENDS, the four-hour weekend broadcast, is now available in 58 markets nationwide. In addition to being heard on over 150 stations nationwide, Cody Alan can now be seen on-air on CMT twice each weekday in a news segment called HOT HEADLINES delivering the hottest news in the world of country music each day straight from the CMT RADIO LIVE studios.
“Cody Alan has emerged as a bona fide star and made CMT RADIO LIVE the gold standard in live syndication for country radio,” said Dennis Green, Westwood One EVP Affiliate Sales. “No other host is live five nights-a-week from Nashville playing the hits and keeping listeners up on the latest happenings in country music.”
“We are thrilled that CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN can now be heard in over 150 stations in just over two years,” said Lori Megown, vice president of Radio for MTV Music Group. “Cody Alan, with his presence on-air, online and with social media, has truly helped broaden the show’s reach and create a strong brand for our stations.”
"Cody brings the energy and audience interaction we need to set Star Country apart from the competition,” said Scott Bratton, GSM WVNW-FM. “Our audience desires quality programming and our advertisers demand it, CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN definitely fits the bill."
CMT RADIO LIVE airs weeknights from 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. EST and 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, emails and instant messaging. CMT RADIO LIVE currently airs in 100 markets nationwide and a four-hour weekly radio broadcast, CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN WEEKENDS, airs in 58 markets.
Since its inception, CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN has garnered national media attention from Billboard, People, E!, OK! and others for Alan’s in-depth artist interviews. In addition to CMT’s HOT HEADLINES, Alan is the co-host of CMT’s #1 MUSIC & A MOVIE, a guest columnist for Country Weekly and was named the 2010 National On Air Personality of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.
About the CMT Radio Network
The CMT Radio Network is a broadcasting partner to Westwood One and seeks to provide the most complete coverage of music and entertainment news available to country radio stations around the United States and has over 160 active affiliates. Stations interested in airing CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN or interested in becoming a CMT Radio Network affiliate should contact Westwood One.
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.
About Westwood One
Westwood One (NASDAQ: WWON) is one of the largest providers of network radio programming in the U.S, providing more than 5,000 radio stations with over 150 news, sports, music, talk and entertainment programs, features, live events and digital content.