Thursday, April 23rd 2009
Premiere Radio Networks Syndicates "Randi Rhodes"
Contact: Rachel Nelson
LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2009 - Premiere Radio Networks is proud to announce that beginning May 11, Randi Rhodes will join its lineup of nationally syndicated radio programs. Airing weekdays from 3 - 6 p.m. ET, Rhodes will enlighten and entertain listeners with her trademark candid, incisive opinions, as well as her biting sense of humor, as she discusses everything from news and current events, to politics and hot topics. Randi Rhodes will broadcast live from Washington, D.C., and will be heard on affiliates across the nation, including KTLK-AM/Los Angeles, KKGN-AM/San Francisco and KPOJ-AM/Portland.
"Right now, America needs a voice that reflects its hopes and concerns. It will be my privilege and pleasure to provide vital information to the public about everything that is possible in the 21st century, and also have a few laughs along the way," commented Rhodes. "Premiere is an incredible family of radio pros, and is truly the most talented and experienced radio syndicator in the nation. I'm exited about this decision and Premiere's enthusiasm for this partnership. It's truly a dream come true."
Premiere Radio EVP of Affiliate Marketing Julie Talbott stated, "Randi has carved a niche in Talk radio with her straight-forward approach, intelligence, wit and fact-driven content - qualities that attract audiences. We can't wait to deliver The Randi Rhodes Show to stations nationwide."
A Brooklyn native and former U.S. Air Force aircraft mechanic, Rhodes began her career in radio at a Country music station in Seminole, Texas. She enjoyed stints in Mobile, Alabama, as well as New York's WAPP-FM, Milwaukee's WQFM and West Palm Beach's WJNO-AM. In 1992, she landed at Miami's WIOD-AM, where she took over the station's 8 -11 p.m. timeslot and was ranked #1 in the market. In 2004, Air America Radio began nationally syndicating her program. In addition, Rhodes starred in the HBO documentary Left of the Dial, and was named "Woman of the Year" by Talkers Magazine in 2007.
Premiere Radio Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,000 radio affiliations and reaches over 190 million listeners weekly. Premiere Radio is the number one radio network in the country and features the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, Casey Kasem, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Bob & Tom, Delilah, Steve Harvey, Blair Garner, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Big Tigger, Dr. Dean Edell, Sean Hannity and others. Premiere is based in Sherman Oaks, California, with 13 offices nationwide.