Report: Is Ryan Seacrest Talking With CBS?
June 10, 2010 at 6:06 AM (PT)
RYAN SEACREST is the subject of another job rumor. This time LARADIO.COM is suggesting he may join CBS, and that a TV show could be involved.
In APRIL (NET NEWS 4/19), SEACREST fanned rumors when he answered the question "And you still like your job?" To which he responded, "I do like it. I actually really like my job. My jobs, I should say, I'm trying to figure how out how many more I can do. There's one I'm thinking about giving up. I can't tell you which one, but it’s not 'Idol.' It is one that I have to make a decision on sooner or later and probably something that your audience will be familiar with ..."
LARADIO.COM writes, "RYAN might leave his radio home at CLEAR CHANNEL and jump ship to CBS. The move would be predicated on CBS’ interest in RYAN hosting an afternoon OPRAH-type show for the start of the 2011 season. RYAN was very friendly with CBS Pres./CEO LES MOONVES at a recent LAKERS game. Some have suggested that they have already had conversations."
SEACREST's current CLEAR CHANNEL radio contract is set to expire NOVEMBER 1st. If CBS offers the TV show, would a move from CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 KIIS/LOS ANGELES to crosstown CBS RADIO Top 40 KAMP be far behind? And, how would that affect SEACREST's syndicated offering through PREMIERE?
Calls for comment have been made into SEACREAST's camp.