CMT’S CODY ALAN WINS ACM AWARD FOR NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

03/12/10

NASHVILLE – March 12, 2010 – Cody Alan, host and executive producer of CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN, is the winner of the National On-Air Personality of the Year for the 45th ANNUAL ACM AWARDS, the Academy of Country Music announced today. This is the first ACM Award for Alan and CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN, which launched in January 2009.

"This is a remarkable and humbling honor for the CMT RADIO LIVE team," said Alan. "We've worked hard in our first year to create a fresh, entertaining show every day and we're thrilled about this recognition."

"It is rewarding to see Cody's excellence and success acknowledged this early in the life of CMT RADIO LIVE!" said Brian Philips, president, CMT. "Everyone at CMT and MTV Networks is proud of this show. Cody's style perfectly reflects CMT's attitude and point-of-view. Congratulations to Cody and the terrific team, and thanks to all of our affiliates."

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. Alan was recently tapped as a guest columnist for COUNTRY WEEKLY and also received a nomination for a 2010 CRB/Country Aircheck Award as National/Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year.

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. For more information, visit www.cmtradiolive.com.

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 150 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.

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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 90 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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