Bohannon Also Selected as a Live Crowd Announcer for the Inaugural Parade
NEW YORK, NY January 10, 2017 – Westwood One today announced it has signed a new multi-year agreement with Jim Bohannon to continue hosting his namesake program. The Jim Bohannon Show, a unique mix of topical issues, newsmakers, and pop culture, is now in its 33rd year and airs on more than 250 stations nationwide. As part of his renewal, Westwood One is launching a new Jim Bohannon podcast and Best of Bohannon program, which will air on affiliates including WLS-AM/Chicago, WBAP-AM/Dallas, KXL-FM/Portland, WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee, and more.
In other news, Bohannon has been selected to be one of the live crowd announcers for the Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC on January 20. He will be introducing and describing the participating organizations to the throngs gathered along his location on Pennsylvania Avenue.
“I’m delighted and honored to continue working with Westwood One,” said Bohannon. “It’s especially gratifying now that the New Year finds me reaching even more stations with the weekly ‘Best of Bohannon’ broadcast. Here’s to a fantastic 2017!”
A recipient of numerous industry awards and honors, including winner of the RTDNA First Amendment Award, Bohannon has been a member of TALKERS magazine’s Heavy Hundred every year since its inception in 1995 and received the TALKERS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2003.
“Jim Bohannon is a rare treasure in our business,” said Suzanne Grimes, President of Westwood One and EVP, Corporate Marketing for Cumulus Media. “The longer he’s on the air, the stronger the delivery to our stations, to our listeners, and to our advertisers. It’s an honor to work with a radio Hall of Famer still in the prime of his career.”
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. Jim continues to contribute interviews and his signature Offbeat feature to America in the Morning, which he helped create and hosted for 30 years.
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.