Listeners Connect with Exclusive Content and Interactivity on Top 40 and Hot AC Stations Nationwide
NEW YORK, NY (February 25, 2014) — WestwoodOne today announced that its weekend show, The Daly Download with Carson Daly – This Week’s Top 30, has reached a milestone of 100 stations. The program, which has clearly resonated with listeners, has turned weekends nationwide into a non-stop music party.
"This is really exciting and could not have happened without the listeners who tune-in and the many stations that air our show around the country," said Daly.
Carson Daly brings his enthusiasm for music to listeners across the country on-air and online. Two versions of the program are created by Daly and offered to stations for broadcast on Saturday or Sunday. The four-hour and three-hour shows complement programming on Contemporary Hit Radio or Hot Adult Contemporary formatted stations, respectively. Additionally, dalydownload.com provides fans the opportunity to listen to the shows online and the ability to review current and archived song lists to track how their favorite tunes are faring week after week. Live streaming is also available through Radio.com and its app for a variety of mobile devices.
"Carson Daly is a brand unto himself. We are thrilled to align with him and to watch the 'Daly Download' continue to build and grow," said Dennis Green, WestwoodOne SVP, Affiliate Sales. "He brings incredible knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm to the show and has a unique way of engaging and connecting with music fans across multiple platforms. We look forward to the next 100!"
The Daly Download with Carson Daly – This Week's Top 30 airs on 14 of the top 20 markets. Affiliations include WNOW, New York; KAMP, Los Angeles, WBBM, Chicago; KLIF, Dallas-Ft. Worth; WODS, Boston; WWWQ, Atlanta; WDZH, Detroit; WQAL, Cleveland; WVMX, Columbus, OH; WHBQ, Memphis, TN; and WPXY, Rochester, NY. The program is produced by CBS RADIO. WestwoodOne manages affiliate relations and sales.
About Carson Daly
Carson Daly is a pioneer of pop culture across a multitude of media, including radio, television, the recording industry and digital platforms. He currently hosts a top-rated weekday morning program on CBS RADIO’s 97.1 FM, AMP Radio in Los Angeles, a position he has held since January 2010. He serves as host and producer for "The Voice," the NBC Television Network hit vocal competition show which debuted in 2011. Last year, Carson began his role as the host of the TODAY show's Orange Room, where he provides constant communication between the viewers and the show as well as delivering original content and reporting.
Additionally, he has hosted "Last Call with Carson Daly" for NBC for more than a decade. While the show boasts diverse bookings in the worlds of entertainment, politics, and sports, it is the progressive music bookings that have earned Daly his bragging rights among the late-night crowd. Since day one, “Last Call” has been the show that gives many of the hottest bands their first break on U.S. television including The Killers, Maroon 5, Ray LaMontagne, Modest Mouse, 30 Seconds to Mars, B.o.B and many more. Daly and Universal Media Studios produce the annual New Year's Eve primetime special "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly." As executive producer, Daly has led the broadcast on all NBC platforms — both on and offline. Past musical performances have included Rihanna, Jay Z, Green Day, Sir Elton John, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Ludacris, Mary J Blige, Avril Lavigne, Panic! At The Disco, The Ting Tings and Lenny Kravitz.
About Westwood One
Westwood One, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cumulus, activates the power of sound to deliver compelling cross-platform audio content to more than 9,100 media partners and 225 million consumers each week. Westwood One’s rich array of content and services includes live play-by-play sports and sports talk programming; music and entertainment programs; news, talk, and information programming, 24/7 music formats; prep services; customized music, jingles and imaging; and national sales representation. www.westwoodone.com.
Karen L. Mateo