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Westwood One Launches 2Hours with Matt Pinfield

Veteran Rock Jock Extends Network Partnership with New Weeknight Show

NEW YORK, NY – April 19, 2016 – Westwood One has announced that new KFOG morning host and respected rock jock Matt Pinfield will host a new two-hour weeknight show, appropriately called – 2Hours with Matt Pinfield. The show will launch the week of May 2 and it already has a roster of stations lined up, including WKQX-FM/Chicago, WFTK-FM/Cincinnati, KXXR-FM/Minneapolis, KATT-FM/Oklahoma City, and WEDG-FM/Buffalo.

Drawing from his long history as a figure in rock media, 2Hours with Matt Pinfield will feature artist interviews and stories about the bands and the songs from the core library of active and alternative rock. 2Hours with Matt Pinfield will include a nightly trending track, a throwback tune, and social media interaction. Fans can follow the show on Twitter: @2HoursPinfield, Instagram: @2HoursPinfield, Facebook: Two Hours with Matt Pinfield, Snapchat: "TwoHoursMP,” and YouTube: "2HoursPinfield."

Matt Pinfield started in radio at the age of 16 at Rutgers-owned WRSU/New Brunswick. He moved on to WHTG-FM/Asbury Park, and by 1995 was hosting 120 Minutes for MTV. His musical knowledge and relatable delivery, MTV research declared he was their most loved VJ. He hosted more than 15 regular shows, 100+ specials, and his style was the template for the original MTV2. With those enviable credentials and much more radio and TV under his belt, Pinfield is also known as the current host of Westwood One’s classic rock-history weekend show, Flashback, and the new morning show at Cumulus’s legendary KFOG-KFFG/San Francisco. He was recently elected to the governing board of the GRAMMYS by the members of NARAS and The Recording Academy.

“Even as a fan and listener, I've always admired the excellent programming that Westwood One has delivered, and 2Hours will follow that tradition," said Pinfield. "In the spirit of my TV show 120 Minutes, we will offer listeners artist discovery, interviews, music news and information, and, most importantly, great songs."

Kirk Stirland, President of Programming for Westwood One, adds, “There is nothing like getting Matt talking about rock music, and I’m not sure there is anyone who has a deeper knowledge and connection to the format and its artists. He’s overflowing with great ideas for 2Hours, and we can’t wait to get this going.”

Stations interested in 2Hours with Matt Pinfield can contact Neal Bird at nbird@westwoodone.com or (310) 840-2811.

About Westwood One

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.

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