National and Country Radio Hall of Famer Blair Garner Debuts New Nationally Syndicated Overnight Radio Show Dedicated to Special Americans Who Work the Late and Overnight Shifts
NASHVILLE, TN, October 31, 2016 – Cumulus Media announces that The Blair Garner Show will debut today across over 150 radio stations nationwide. The all-new overnight radio program, hosted by National and Country Radio Hall of Fame On-Air Personality, Blair Garner, will air Monday through Sunday from Midnight-5AM. The Blair Garner Show broadcasts from Cumulus Media’s NASH Campus in Nashville and is syndicated nationally by Westwood One. Garner has dedicated the new show to those special Americans hard at work while the rest of the world sleeps. Garner’s first guest will be country legend, George Strait.
Garner said: “15 million Americans work the late and overnight shifts… 15 million! These folks are the backbone of our country — the ones who dig a little deeper to get ahead, and get the job done. We owe them a lot, and this show is our attempt to thank them for all that they do. They are a special bunch that deserve more than jukebox radio.”
Garner added: “It also means a lot that someone like George Strait would agree to be our first guest. The man couldn’t have been more gracious. And from the leading edge of Country, Sam Hunt gave us a live version of his number-one hit, “Take Your Time.” It is really an electric show.”
Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content & Programming, Cumulus Media and Westwood One said: “”Blair originated the concept of overnight entertainment for country listeners. His homecoming enables stations around the world the opportunity to build an even larger audience for their morning shows. His talent and total dedication to the third shift worker makes this show unique.”
About Cumulus Media
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 450 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, and more. Additionally, it is the nation’s leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.
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