–Talker Signs New Multi-Year Agreement–
NEW YORK, NY February 2, 2015 – Westwood One today announced it has signed a new multi-year agreement with Jim Bohannon to continue hosting the award-winning Jim Bohannon Show and America in the Morning programs, collectively airing on more than 500 stations nationwide, including KLIF-AM/Dallas, WRKO-AM/Boston, KTAR-FM/ Phoenix, KKZN-AM/ Denver, and KDOW-AM, San Francisco. Voted one of “The 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America” by Talkers Magazine three years in a row, Jim Bohannon is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame and winner of the RTDNA First Amendment Award, among many other honors. He continues to engage and connect with listeners after more than 30 years on the air, a true testament to his wide appeal and storytelling relevance.
"I'm so pleased to have the honor of continuing my career with Westwood One, my home for over half my time in radio,” said Bohannon. “Now that we’ve added reports from Westwood One News correspondents, ‘The Jim Bohannon Show’ and our news magazine ‘America in the Morning’ are about to enter their best days yet. With all the challenges of the day, from partisan battles inside the beltway to the war on terror, I'm eager to keep the discussion going!"
Bart Tessler, Westwood One’s EVP News and Talk, adds “Jim may be in the Radio Hall of Fame but he’s just getting started. With new show resources and his contagious energy and enthusiasm, Westwood One and our affiliates and clients can look forward to many more years of Jim hosting his franchise programs.”
About Jim Bohannon
He calls himself a "militant moderate" and "voice of reason" and his listeners agree in droves. The Jim Bohannon Show's unique mix of topical issues, newsmakers and pop culture informs and entertains a loyal audience from coast-to-coast. Once The Jim Bohannon Show ends, the staff moves into news-gathering mode preparing for America in the Morning, offering a lively blend of news, weather, sports, business and interviews. America in the Morning features the top news of the day, reported by some of America’s leading news correspondents. It's topped off with Jim's signature daily feature, “The Offbeat,” a humorous look at something just a bit off the beaten track.
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.