NEW YORK, NY – December 19, 2018 – As The Jim Bohannon Show celebrates 26 years on the air, Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., has announced a multi-year extension of its partnership with the show and its host, Radio Hall of Famer Jim Bohannon.
The Jim Bohannon Show, which airs on more than 250 affiliated stations, is a unique mix of topical issues, newsmakers, and pop culture which informs and entertains a loyal audience. In addition to his weekday broadcast, Bohannon will continue his signature daily feature, “The Offbeat,” a humorous look at something just a bit off the beaten track, and anchor events for Westwood One News.
“I’m honored to be continuing the apex of my career, working with the wonderful professionals at Westwood One,” said Bohannon. “As The Jim Bohannon Show approaches the 26-year mark next month, I promise that we’ll continue to offer the best in news, analysis, and sometimes, just pure fun every weeknight.”
Bohannon, who calls himself a “militant moderate” and “voice of reason” among the clutter of daily talk, is a recipient of numerous industry awards and honors, including 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. This past summer, he won his second prestigious Gold Medal Award from the New York International Radio Festival for the Westwood One News retrospective Pain & Pride: Remembering Vietnam – 50 Years Later.
“Jim is the gold standard of a talk show host. I’ve traveled with him on assignment to Moscow and Tokyo and from New York to California and I continue to learn and laugh listening to him nightly,” said Bart Tessler, Westwood One’s EVP, News and Talk. “The evening wouldn’t be the same without the breaking news coverage and perspective from The Jim Bohannon Show.”
Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Marketing for CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One, added, “Jim Bohannon is a legendary broadcaster. To be on the air for 26-years is a tremendous accomplishment and we’re thrilled to continue our incredible relationship for many years to come.”
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to 245 million listeners each week across an audio network of 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio broadcast network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and the American Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.
Contact: Jana Polsky | Westwood One | email@example.com | (212) 641-2101