Dial Global To Launch 'The Big Time With Whitney Allen'
October 25, 2006 at 4:43 PM (PT)
DIAL GLOBAL PROGRAMMING has announced that "The Big Time With WHITNEY ALLEN," a live, five-hour weeknight show for Country radio, will debut on JANUARY 8, 2007. Stations will have two ways to affiliate with the show: via traditional program syndication or by affiliation with DIAL GLOBAL’s 24-hour digital format "Hot Country."
ALLEN currently hosts "The Big Time SATURDAY Night," which airs on WGAR/CLEVELAND, WUBE/CINCINNATI, KCYE/LAS VEGAS, WKDF/NASHVILLE, KSKS/FRESNO, WCTO/ALLENTOWN, KRST/ALBUQUERQUE and more. Both shows will also air on Southern CALIFORNIA's XESURF/TIJUANA, which is slated to flip to Country this weekend.
"WHITNEY's SATURDAY-night-show success has really paved the way for 'The Big Time' for weeknights," said DIAL GLOBAL Pres. KIRK STIRLAND. "We heard from Country stations that they wanted this same, high-energy alternative for weeknights, and, with our ability to offer the show on our two network platforms, we believe there’ll be a fast rollout."