Andy Dean To Exit Premiere's 'America Now'
July 23, 2014 at 3:15 PM (PT)
ANDY DEAN is exiting PREMIERE NETWORKS’ “AMERICA NOW WITH ANDY DEAN” as of AUGUST 8th. The syndicator says that DEAN “will focus on some exciting projects in the works.” CLEAR CHANNEL News-Talk WOAI-A/SAN ANTONIO-KPRC-A/HOUSTON-KHOW-A/DENVER-KEX-A/PORTLAND host “JOE PAGS” PAGLIARULO will serve as interim host of “AMERICA NOW” starting on AUGUST 11th and a new host will be announced after LABOR DAY.
DEAN said, “JULIE TALBOTT and PREMIERE NETWORKS have been wonderful to me, and I am extremely grateful. I have to step down to run my technology company full-time. I started ConnectPal.com to help radio stations and hosts make more money, and the company has grown so fast, it is now expanding to all content creators. The idea is simple -- anyone can create a profile on ConnectPal, then you post any type of content (podcasts, video, etc.) on your profile -- and then you set a monthly price for people to see your profile. This allows any person or station to have a GLENN BECK-style subscription business in less than 60 seconds at no cost.
“The future of content creation will thrive with more paying subscribers, and there needs to be an open platform to connect providers with subscribers. And yes, we have a referral program. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to collect a referral bonus.”
PREMIERE Pres. JULIE TALBOTT said, “ANDY is a tremendous talent and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past three years with AMERICA NOW. We wish him all the best as he starts this new chapter of his career.”
DEAN has been hosting the 6-9p (ET) show since AUGUST 2011.