Nick Cannon to Host Nationally Syndicated Weekly Countdown Show Beginning Weekend of April 23
CBS RADIO's 92.3 NOW Personality Presents The Week's Biggest Hits By The Most Popular Artists and Rising Stars On-Air and Online at CannonsCountdown.com Citadel Media To Lead Affiliation and National Sales
NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 -- Multi-talented actor, comedian, TV and 92.3 NOW New York's morning radio personality, Nick Cannon, will serve as host of a new weekly countdown show to be broadcast on CBS RADIO stations and syndicated to markets nationwide by Citadel Media, it was announced today by CBS RADIO Senior Vice President of Programming, Chris Oliviero. CANNON'S COUNTDOWN will be available for both CHR Pop/Rhythmic and Urban stations featuring a mix of music and celebrity interviews. The four-hour and three-hour shows, respectively, will debut in two dozen markets including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Phoenix, Oklahoma City,New Orleans and Little Rock the weekend of April 23. (check local listings).
Launching in conjunction with CANNON'S COUNTDOWN is www.cannonscountdown.com, an online destination showcasing the program's weekly list of the most popular Urban or CHR Pop/Rhythmic songs. The website is also the must-stop place for daily digestible lists of what is hot in pop culture and will chronicle lists of Cannon's favorite things, while providing his point of view on the latest entertainment and fashion news, event listings, new music and cool gadgets.
Additionally, CANNON'S COUNTDOWN will be available for streaming online at www.cannonscountdown.com and through the Radio.com application for a variety of mobile devices. National over-the-air advertising and syndication will be managed by Citadel Media.
Recognized as a multi-faceted entertainer, Cannon is an actor, comedian, musician, writer, executive producer and radio and television host. He is the host of New York's 92.3 NOW morning radio show, ROLLIN' WITH NICK CANNON, as well as the host of the hit NBC television show, "America's Got Talent." Cannon, who currently serves as chairman of TeenNick, is known for his starring roles in such films as "Drumline," "Garfield: The Movie," "Shall We Dance," "Roll Bounce," "Bobby" and "Underclassman," which he also executive produced.
"CBS RADIO has been an incredible partner," says Cannon. "With the success that we've had together with my morning show on 92.3 NOW in the New York City tri-state I am thrilled to now have the opportunity to reach radio listeners nationwide with my new 'Cannon's Countdown' show."
Added Oliviero, "Nick is a unique personality who is a trusted source when it comes to music and pop culture for this generation. His uncanny sense of humor and engaging style will bring a new and modern twist to the countdown format and allows him to speak candidly while interviewing guests and breaking down celebrity gossip. With the launch ofwww.cannonscountdown.com, Nick will give his audience a 360-degree experience on-air and online while sharing his latest interests and insights via the web."
"Nick Cannon represents a dynamic brand and provides an ideal vehicle for advertisers wanting to reach the young-end consumer," said Ed Rivera, Senior Vice President of Sales for Citadel Media. "He has demonstrated his ability to attract top level advertisers and seamlessly integrate their messaging while affording them a connection to his loyal fans. CANNON'S COUNTDOWN will offer significant opportunities for sponsorships and product integration and our team is looking forward to leading the national sales effort."
The San Diego native, who has been cited by People Magazine as one of the top 10 most successful young people inHollywood, began performing music and comedy at a young age. He went on to write and act on Nickelodeon's hit show "All That." He also starred in, directed and executive produced "The Nick Cannon Show," and had his own improv comedy show on MTV, "Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out."
CANNON'S COUNTDOWN is produced by Ncredible Entertainment in association with CBS RADIO. Dom Theodore, Vice President of CHR/Top 40 Programming, CBS RADIO, will serve as executive producer of the programs.
CANNON'S COUNTDOWN can be heard on the following stations:
Listed by market rank
WXRK-FM, New York
KMVQ-FM, San Francisco
WPGC-FM, Washington, D.C.
KLUC-FM, Las Vegas
WMBX-FM, West Palm
WFHN-FM, Providence-New Bedford
WWKX-FM, Providence-New Bedford
KKWD-FM, Oklahoma City
KLAL-FM, Little Rock-Pine Bluff
KKMG-FM, Colorado Springs-Pueblo
KKND-FM, New Orleans
WVIB-FM, Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek
Notes to Editors
About CBS RADIO
CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market operators in the United States with stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, oldies, country, adult contemporary and urban formats, among others, offers audiences an enhanced and customized listening experience through the combination of on-air, online and new media platforms. CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations throughout the nation's top 50 markets and broadcasts play-by-play coverage of more than two dozen of the country's leading professional sports franchises. CBS RADIO also has embraced interactive programming through the use of streaming, HD Radio, podcasts and mobile messaging. The division maintains exclusive agreements with AOL Radio and Yahoo! Music through which CBS RADIO powers their online radio services and distributes their stations to its network of listeners. Home to many of the nation's most popular stations across a variety of formats, including WCBS 880 (news), WFAN-AM (sports), KROQ-FM (alternative rock), WUSN-FM (country), WCBS-FM (classic hits), and KCBS-FM (adult hits), CBS RADIO is a division of CBS Corporation. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com
About NCredible Entertainment
Launched in 2009, NCredible Entertainment is a multi-media company founded by Nick Cannon, serving as the home to all of Cannon's various endeavors in film, TV, music, digital media, publishing and radio, with offices in both New York City and Los Angeles.
About Citadel Media
Citadel Media 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, Doug McIntyre's Red Eye Radio, MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker, The Larry Kudlow Show, Radio Perez with Perez Hilton, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, Tom Kent and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. Other Citadel Media services include advanced digital media platforms with online interactive advertising, streaming audio and podcasts, ABC Sports Radio, syndicated music and talk programs including Flashback, format-specific ePREP, production libraries, eight 24-hour formats, including Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel and ESPN Radio. Citadel Media en Espanol includes leading Spanish-language programming such as Conexion Thalia, Tu Vida Es Mi Vida con Maria Marin, and ESPN Deportes Radio. The network also has a digital partnership with Terra, a leader in Hispanic digital content.
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