Perez Hilton To Host Daily Radio Show
May 3, 2012 at 8:35 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS will offer stations nationwide a nightly radio show hosted by celebrity blogger PEREZ HILTON beginning MAY 21st. "PEREZ Nights Live" will air live each weeknight from 7-11p ET, offering listeners the newest music and latest in celebrity news with co-host ADAM BOMB.
HILTON will continue to offer broadcasters the twice-daily celebrity and entertainment news feature "Radio PEREZ," currently in its fourth broadcast year and airing in seven of the top ten markets as well as stations nationwide.
"PEREZ Nights Live" will replace the "BILLY BUSH Show" on CUMULUS stations with initial distribution in more than 50 markets including DALLAS, HOUSTON, ATLANTA and DETROIT. "PEREZ Nights Live" will also be available to non-CUMULUS stations nationwide.
"Successful contemporary stations all have one thing in common: they keep their listeners on the cutting edge of music and pop culture," said CUMULUS MEDIA co-Coo JOHN DICKEY. "Leading stations in our business set trends. PEREZ doesn"t report on pop culture, he is pop culture. 'PEREZ Nights Live' will take the important evening daypart and turn it into a brand enhancing experience."
"As if I wasn't busy enough! Now I'm going to be even busier! But I couldn't let this exciting opportunity pass! I love doing radio! I love entertaining listeners! And I LOVE sharing the celebrity scoop and my favorite music! 'PEREZ Nights Live' is going to be deliriously delightful and de-lovely!" HILTON said.
"As C Students, we like to surround ourselves with people who are much smarter than us," said C STUDENT ENTERTAINMENT partners STEVE LEHMAN and ANDY SCHUON. "PEREZ HILTON is the first blogger to succeed on radio, and succeed in a big way. We are thrilled to expand our relationship with CUMULUS, and to align compelling PPM content with strong distribution."