CCM+E And Mario Lopez Renew And Expand Long-Term Deal
August 26, 2014 at 4:02 AM (PT)
CCM+E has signed a new and expanded long-term agreement with MARIO LOPEZ. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
As part of the agreement, LOPEZ and his wife/co-host COURTNEY LOPEZ will continue hosting "On with MARIO LOPEZ," which launched into national syndication with PREMIERE NETWORKS in APRIL 2012 on nearly 60 stations nationwide, including KBIG (104.3 MYfm)/LOS ANGELES, WLIT (93.9 MYfm)/CHICAGO and WISX (MIX 106.1)/PHILADELPHIA.
In addition, CCM+E will expand the iHEARTRADIO Countdown weekend program to reach Hot AC stations with LOPEZ as host.
“I absolutely love this platform!” stated LOPEZ. “CLEAR CHANNEL and PREMIERE NETWORKS have been amazing partners. I look forward to continue growing 'On with MARIO LOPEZ' and launching the iCountdown on Hot AC stations nationwide, while sharing my life with our wonderful listeners for years to come.”
“Over the past two years, we’ve seen how MARIO’s passion for music and his relationships with artists, along with his friendly, relatable style, can attract and engage audiences across multiple platforms, while enabling brands and partners to create powerful connections with consumers,” stated PREMIERE NETWORKS EVP/Entertainment Programming JENNIFER LEIMGRUBER. “What we have achieved together is only the start, and we look forward to expanding MARIO’s unique and compelling brand of entertainment to more listeners nationwide as we expand 'On with MARIO LOPEZ' and the iHEARTRADIO Countdown.”