Jon Anthony To Take The Helm Of Chesney Radio
August 5, 2009 at 12:58 PM (PT)
SIRIUS/XM VP/Country Programming JON ANTHONY, who will be leaving the company as of next FRIDAY, AUGUST 14th, has announced that he will be a partner, as well as GM/PD of KENNY CHESNEY's new venture, NO SHOES RADIO.com. The two collaborated on NO SHOES RADIO last summer, when it was originally an XM channel.
"JON was such a force in the creation of our XM channel last summer, and really got me thinking about how I can be a musical presence in the fans' lives whenever they want. So when we decided to do "No Shoes Radio," he was the perfect person -- he's been there from the beginning of this, he understands what I want to be, and he's not afraid to think outside the box," said CHESNEY.
"I am absolutely thrilled to be reviving "No Shoes Radio" with KENNY, this time to the worldwide audience, said ANTHONY. He's constantly creating new and innovative ways to provide the best fan experience, and I'm excited about all of the creative adventures we're going to take with this radio station. Broadcasting via internet gives us unlimited freedom, so we'll be trying things that haven't been done before and truly expanding the traditonal roles of radio. Just think of it as a permanent backstage pass to "The Vibe Room!"
The station will broadcast live from a parking lot in ORANGE BEACH when it launches on AUGUST 6th, featuring interviews with CHESNEY and tourmates MIRANDA LAMBERT and LADY ANTEBELLUM. JON ANTHONY contacted ALL ACCESS from the road, headed towards ORANGE BEACH for the launch. Contact JON at (410) 963-0612 or email@example.com.