Nick Cannon To Host Nationally Syndicated Weekly Countdown Show
April 5, 2011 at 6:17 AM (PT)
CBS Top 40 WXRK (92.3 NOW)/NEW YORK morning man NICK CANNON, will serve as host of a new weekly countdown show to be broadcast on CBS RADIO stations and syndicated to markets nationwide by CITADEL MEDIA, it was announced today by CBS RADIO SVP/Programming CHRIS OLIVIERO.
"CANNON'S COUNTDOWN" will be available for both Top 40 Pop/Rhythmic and Urban stations featuring a mix of music and celebrity interviews. The four-hour and three-hour shows, respectively, will debut in two dozen markets, including NEW YORK, CHICAGO, SAN FRANCISCO, HOUSTON, ATLANTA, WASHINGTON, D.C., DETROIT, PHOENIX, OKLAHOMA CITY, NEW ORLEANS and LITTLE ROCK the weekend of APRIL 23rd.
Launching in conjunction with CANNON'S COUNTDOWN is www.cannonscountdown.com, an online destination showcasing the program’s weekly list of the most popular Urban or Top 40 Pop/Rhythmic songs.
"CBS RADIO has been an incredible partner," says CANNON. "With the success that we've had together with my morning show on 92.3 NOW in the NEW YORK CITY TRI-STATE, I am thrilled to now have the opportunity to reach radio listeners nationwide with my new 'CANNON’S COUNTDOWN' show."
Said OLIVIERO, "NICK is a unique personality who is a trusted source when it comes to music and pop culture for this generation. His uncanny sense of humor and engaging style will bring a new and modern twist to the countdown format and allows him to speak candidly while interviewing guests and breaking down celebrity gossip. With the launch of www.cannonscountdown, NICK will give his audience a 360-degree experience on-air and online while sharing his latest interests and insights via the web."
"NICK CANNON represents a dynamic brand and provides an ideal vehicle for advertisers wanting to reach the young-end consumer," said CITADEL MEDIA SVP/Sales ED RIVERA. "He has demonstrated his ability to attract top level advertisers and seamlessly integrate their messaging while affording them a connection to his loyal fans. CANNON'S COUNTDOWN will offer significant opportunities for sponsorships and product integration and our team is looking forward to leading the national sales effort."
CANNON'S COUNTDOWN is produced by NCREDIBLE ENTERTAINMENT in association with CBS RADIO. CBS VP/Top 40 Programming DOM THEODORE will serve as executive producer of the programs.