Multi-year Agreement for “Intelligence for your Life” Radio and Westwood One
NEW YORK, NY, September 26, 2016 – Westwood One and Intelligence For Your Life with John Tesh, Connie Sellecca and Gib Gerard has renewed their partnership in a new multi-year agreement that will bring the Intelligence for your Life radio programs to listeners and advertisers for years to come. Westwood One has exclusively represented the programs for 15 years.
Tesh’s Intelligence for your Life radio show — airing on more than 280 stations and hosted by Tesh, with appearances by Gib Gerard, and Intelligence For Your Health hosted by Connie Sellecca — discusses everything from the secrets to improve relationships and personal growth to the best tricks to boost brainpower, longevity and even ways to keep pets happy and healthy. It’s information with purpose that listeners call “life coaching on the radio.” Their best-in-class audio programs and their Facebook audience, which typically reaches 20 million fans per week, are the perfect complement to Westwood One’s roster of highly popular programming.
“’Intelligence For Your Life’ with John, Connie and Gib is a huge brand, with big personalities who are masters at connecting with listeners,” said Suzanne Grimes, President, Westwood One and EVP, Marketing, Cumulus Media. “They engage their fans with real compassion and kindness. They’re an important member of the Westwood One family and we are proud to extend our relationship with them. “
Says Tesh, “Westwood One believed in our show from the very beginning… even when we only had 6 stations. They are family. We have a unique relationship with their sales and marketing team that enables us to provide our stations and advertisers with branded content and endorsements that have become huge differentiators in a crowded marketplace. The scale and diversity of Westwood One is unmatched in this industry.”
For syndication and affiliate relations information, contact Scott Meyers, Executive Producer, Executive VP Entertainment, The TeshMedia Group, at Scott@MeyersMedia.com or call toll-free at 888-548-8637.
About John Tesh
With an impressive career that spans 39 years, John Tesh is known worldwide as a leading and respected figure in the entertainment and broadcasting industries. Tesh has won 2 Emmys for his TV news reporting along with an AP award for investigative journalism. In addition, Tesh has been awarded four additional Emmys and two Grammy nominations for his music compositions. Millions of listeners tune in to the syndicated radio show each week to hear him impart in-depth “intelligence for your life”- – tips on how to earn your boss’s trust, fight jet lag, get out of debt and find your life’s calling .
About Connie Sellecca
Connie Sellecca, a Golden Globe nominated actress, currently hosts the nationally syndicated “Intelligence for Your Health” radio show, the first brand extension from ?IFYL?. Sellecca has starred in dozens of major network television movies and series, including Hotel, Greatest American Hero, P.S. I Luv U, and Second Chances and has produced television programs including the made for TV movie A House of Secrets and Lies (in which she also starred). Over her career Sellecca has represented major brands including Pantene, Clairol, Avon, and Revlon and has been featured on numerous magazine covers. As a respected businesswoman and entrepreneur, Sellecca developed her own clothing line and skin care line (Sellecca Solution). Sellecca says she brings both her professional experience and life-experience as a wife, mother of two, and grandmother of two to the new syndicated TV series.
About Gib Gerard
Gib Gerard is a television and film actor, producer and host who has starred in such movies as God’s Country, The Wild Stallion and All About Christmas Eve. As the millennial expert on the ?Intelligence For Your Life’ TV show, Gib shares the more quirky, trendy segments of the show with a comedic flare from his training in The Groundlings and live stage experience. Gerard also appears on the “Intelligence For Your Life” radio programs each day.
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 Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.