Westwood One, Harpo Radio Ink Partnership
March 1, 2010 at 6:30 AM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE has picked up terrestrial syndication rights to OPRAH WINFREY's HARPO RADIO programming, including "THE GAYLE KING SHOW," "GAYLE KING EVENING," and a daily feature from Dr. MEHMET OZ, in a new partnership announced TODAY. "Friend of OPRAH" KING's daily two-hour talk show presently airs on OPRAH's SIRIUS XM RADIO channel; the evening show will be a new five hour weeknight entertainment program featuring music, guests and topical conversation. The syndicator will also carry a three-hour weekend show with content from KING, OZ, and other HARPO RADIO programs.
"Today marks an exciting new day for HARPO RADIO as we partner with WESTWOOD ONE to bring our award-winning content to their listeners," said HARPO PRODUCTIONS, INC. Pres. ERIK LOGAN. "We are delighted to be joining forces with one of the nation’s largest and most-esteemed radio providers and look forward to a longstanding relationship."
"We are thrilled to be able to bring HARPO RADIO's world-class programming to a wider audience," said WESTWOOD ONE Network Radio President GARY SCHONFELD. "GAYLE KING and Dr. OZ both connect with their audiences in a personal, powerful way that is perfect for radio today, and our combination of talk shows, music programming, and features on weekdays, evenings and weekends, offers a wealth of talent to our affiliates and advertisers."