WestwoodOne Launches 24-Hour 'Good Time Oldies" Format
March 26, 2014 at 9:06 AM (PT)
WESTWOODONE will launch "Good Time Oldies," a new 24-hour format, to join its line-up of program services. The new format will debut on MONDAY, APRIL 28th.
Good Time Oldies will feature music from the golden era of pop, rock and soul -- centering on hit music from the 60s and 70s -- positioned slightly earlier than traditional Adult Hits-formatted stations. Affiliated stations will be able to either take the channel as a nationally branded format, or adopt their own imaging.
This is the first new format since WESTWOODONE and CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS merged. “We are excited to bring this product to market,” said Pres./Programming KIRK STIRLAND. “Good Time Oldies is a great strategic format, and one our customers tell us often fills a void in their market.”
Good Time Oldies will feature JIM ZIPPO, known for his years at WDRQ/DETROIT, WEAM/WASHINGTON D.C., KQOL/LAS VEGAS and KTKS/DALLAS. JOHN SUMMERS marks 30 years as a PD, MD, and personality on such stations as BJ105/ORLANDO and WMMO/ORLANDO, and he currently does PM Drive on KLUV/DALLAS. KEVAN BROWNING will join Good Times Oldies from his current role on WESTWOODONE’s Classic Hits format, after a long on-air and programming career with stops in MILWAUKEE, MEMPHIS, HOUSTON, and DALLAS.
“We’re excited about the future of 24-hour formats at WESTWOODONE,” continued STIRLAND. “We have many projects in development, and we will continue to provide the marketplace with excellent choices in round-the-clock programming.”