New Syndicated Show Debuts in 50 Markets

NEW YORK, NY – April 27, 2020: CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One announces the launch of Weekends with Roula, a three-hour-long weekend syndicated radio show hosted by Roula Christie. Weekends with Roula will launch on Saturday, May 2, 2020 on more than 50 radio stations, including two top 10 markets: KRBE-FM/Houston, and WWWQ-FM/Atlanta.

Weekends with Roula, is designed for both Hot AC and CHR stations, and targets Women 25 to 54. Her content is upbeat and motivational as she helps listeners find fun in the madness of juggling work and family. Roula mixes pop culture and entertainment news with hilarious conversations between her kids and her mom.

Roula Christie will continue to anchor The Roula & Ryan Show, one of the most-listened-to morning shows in Texas, which airs mornings on 104.1 KRBE-FM/Houston.

“Roula is a star in Houston, and now it’s time to showcase her talent on a national scale” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP Marketing, CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One. “With her effervescent and accessible personality, women across the country will find it easy to relate to Roula as they balance family, work, and personal time together.”

“I am OVER THE MOON at the opportunity to be nationally syndicated with Westwood One for Weekends with Roula! I hope to connect with the rest of America the way I have been able to connect with my Greater Houston-area audience,” said Roula. “I’m so grateful to my husband, Tasos, and children for providing me with material! I’m so excited!”

About Roula Christie
Roula Christie is one fast-talking Greek girl, who’s all about family and fantastic fun. A Houston native, Christie worked her way through school at her family’s Houston restaurant. While on a food delivery to a radio station in 1995, Christie was invited into the studio to watch the DJ work. After that night, she knew that radio was the career path for her. After five years at KRBE in Houston, Christie spent three years at Q102 Radio in Philadelphia on their morning show. In 2003, Christie returned to Houston to host morning show Roula & Ryan. Weekends with Roula is Christie’s first nationally syndicated show.

About Weekends with Roula
Weekends with Roula is available via satellite receiver, web or FTP automated download. For more information on Weekends with Roula, contact Todd Alan at (212) 735-1107 or talan@westwoodone.com.

About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, and Westwood One Backstage. 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:
Karen Glover | Westwood One | kglover@westwoodone.com | (212) 299-3108