PREMIERE NETWORKS AND CMT TO LAUNCHCMT ALL ACCESS WITH CODY ALAN MARCH 22
--Expanded Multi-Platform Partnership Includes New One-Hour Weekend Program, In Addition To iHeartRadio CMT Updates, Set To Debut March 24--
LOS ANGELES AND NASHVILLE, TN – February 20, 2014 – Premiere Networks and CMT announced today the launch of CMT All Access with Cody Alan. The one-hour, Country music and entertainment program will feature the latest news, information and interviews with artists, along with the top Country music songs. Available to Country music stations beginning the weekend of March 22, CMT All Access with Cody Alan will also be heard on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear Channel’s all-in-one free digital listening service.
Award-winning Country radio and CMT personality Cody Alan stated, “We’re building CMT All Access as the ultimate one-stop weekend show for fans who want the latest on what’s happening in country music - plus, A-list interviews and all the behind the scenes exclusives we can pack into one hour. It’s going to be fun!”
“Cody’s long-standing connection to today’s Country artists and their music is the key to this exciting new weekend program,” stated Darren Davis, President, Clear Channel Networks. “Cody has a powerful relationship with listeners across platforms, and we can’t wait to share this additional Premiere Networks programming with audiences nationwide.”
Featuring the hottest headlines in Country music and pop-culture, Premiere Networks and CMT will also launch iHeartRadio CMT Updates, set to be produced and distributed twice daily, beginning Monday, March 24. The updates will launch on iHeartRadio and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Country stations nationwide.
The launch of CMT All Access with Cody Alan and iHeartRadio CMT Updates is the latest piece of the multi-platform partnership between CMT, the leading television and digital authority on Country music and entertainment, and Premiere’s parent company Clear Channel Media and Entertainment (CCM+E), the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any radio or television outlet. In November 2013, the media companies announced a multi-platform partnership creating the largest Country music platforms in radio and television, with access to CMT and CCM+E’s reach of 92 million households and 89 million Country music listeners per month.
The weekend program and daily updates add to the already robust lineup of Premiere Networks programming hosted by Alan, which includes CMT After MidNite, the highly-acclaimed Country music radio program reaching nearly two million weekly listeners on more than 200 radio stations, as well as the award-winning nightly program CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan. All three programs, as well as the daily updates, will originate from the CMT studio in Nashville.
Stations interested in CMT All Access with Cody Alan, CMT After MidNite, or CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan should contact Premiere Networks at 818-377-5300 or visit www.PremiereRadio.com for more information.
About Cody Alan
As the host and executive producer of CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan and CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan, Alan is undoubtedly one of the most recognized names in radio. Broadcast on radio stations across America and originating from the CMT studio in Nashville, his show features the biggest names in country music and entertainment. With live interaction, Alan connects fans with their favorite stars, from the red carpet to backstage. Combining his passion for entertainment with television, he also serves as host of CMT’s signature music show, Hot 20 Countdown, seen Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00/10:00c. He co-hosts CMT’s weekend show, #1 Music and a Movie, and is a fixture at the industry’s biggest events and awards shows. Alan landed his first radio job at age 15, and made waves breaking Texas music at 99.5 The Wolf in Dallas, helping the station earn the designation as the #1 country station in America at the time. He has received numerous national awards including “DJ of the Year” from Country Radio Broadcasters, the Academy of Country Music’s 2010 and 2013 “National On-Air Personality of the Year” and Radio and Records “Music Director of the Year” five times, while Billboard magazine and the Radio Music Awards honored him with the annual title as well. Cody is a regular columnist for Country Weekly magazine, and has been a contributor on E! News, CNN, HLN, Anderson Cooper Live and in People Country. Follow him on Twitter @CMTCody or visit www.CMTCody.com.
CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), 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 Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,500 radio affiliations and reaches 240 million listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Dan Patrick, Randi Rhodes, Nikki Sixx, Kane, Andy Dean, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Cody Alan, Jay Mohr and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media & Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 260 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history.
The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at ClearChannel.com.
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