Westwood One Launches Gayle King, Dr. Oz
July 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE and HARPO RADIO has launched THE GAYLE KING SHOW, a two-hour, daily radio talk program hosted by GAYLE KING, as well as DAILY DOSE WITH AMERICA’S DOCTOR, DR OZ, the new, original, daily feature from the EMMY Award-winning talk show host, DR. MEHMET OZ.
"I am thrilled to join the WESTWOOD ONE network," KING said. "This show is committed to exploring the issues of the day, sharing relevant headline news and stories, and engaging the listeners in a very real and authentic way. I don't like playing the 'us vs. them' game. This is a show that embraces different opinions and the idea of having fun on the radio."
"Listeners have been demanding something new from Talk radio. Today we deliver The GAYLE KING Show," WESTWOOD ONE EVP Affiliate Sales DENNIS GREEN said. "Combining the best of broadcast radio with the intelligence, humor and insight of GAYLE KING, this show is truly transcendent, equally at home on a variety of formats from progressive talk, to traditional talk, to urban stations."
"By bringing WESTWOOD ONE listeners my daily features, I hope that more and more Americans will begin to take control of their health and work towards living a healthier lifestyle," DR. OZ said. "Simple changes create big results, and we hope DAILY DOSE WITH AMERICA’S DOCTOR will bring listeners one step closer to achieving optimal health."
"Since announcing our partnership with HARPO RADIO in MARCH, the response from advertisers has been extremely positive," WESTWOOD ONE Pres. GARY SCHONFELD said. "They know GAYLE and DR. OZ are huge personalities and advertisers are eager to tap in to their proven ability to connect and engage with an audience. We are thrilled to offer them that opportunity."