Monday, December 28th 2009
Keith Sweat Joins WBLS as Host of The Quiet Storm
NEW YORK, December 28, 2009 - Debuting Monday, January 4, 2010, Keith Sweat - legendary R&B singer/songwriter, music producer and host of the #1 nationally syndicated Urban AC evening radio show The Keith Sweat Hotel - will join the 107.5 WBLS-FM lineup as host of The Quiet Storm. Airing Monday through Friday from 9 p.m. - midnight ET, the New York native will take the reins of the tri-state area's #1 nighttime music radio program. The Quiet Storm with Keith Sweat will be produced by Premiere Radio Networks. Sweat will continue to host The Keith Sweat Hotel, which is nationally syndicated by Premiere on nearly 50 radio stations.
Sweat commented, "I couldn't be happier to be heard in my home town on the station I grew up listening to. WBLS is the must-listen-to station for R&B fans in New York, and I want to thank them for this tremendous opportunity."
Skip Dillard, WBLS-FM operations manager/program director stated, "From the first time I put 'Make It Last Forever' on the turntable at my college radio station back in the mid-'80s, I knew this man would have a lasting impact. From Harlem, to the world, Keith Sweat is truly one of the best in R&B."
About Keith Sweat
Keith Sweat is a world-renowned music artist/songwriter, entertainer and producer. He currently hosts The Keith Sweat Hotel, a radio show nationally syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks on nearly 50 stations across the U.S. The music-intensive program features 10-12 songs an hour - R&B and slow jamz from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today. Also featured on the show are special guests, live in-studio musical performances, and listener confessions, apologies and dedications. The Keith Sweat Hotel is #1 nationally syndicated Urban AC evening radio show (Source: Arbitron, SP'09, Nationwide, Exact Times, AQH, P 12+).
Born in Harlem, New York, Sweat originally worked for the commodities market at the New York Stock Exchange before he was discovered singing at a nightclub in 1987. In November of the same year, he released his debut album, Make It Last Forever, which resulted in #1 singles and sold four million copies. On May 6, 2008, Sweat released his 9th studio album, Just Me, which featured a duet with Keyshia Cole. His other albums include I'll Give All My Love To You, Keep It Comin', Get Up On It, and Keith Sweat. After much success as a recording artist, Sweat ventured into the producing side of the business, discovering and debuting groups such as Silk, Kut Klose, and LSG. In addition, Sweat has produced numerous songs for artists such as Men At Large, Dru Hill, Immature, Ol' Skool, The Isley Brothers and The O’Jays. For more information, please visit www.PremiereRadio.com.
About Premiere Radio Networks
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, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Bob & Tom, Delilah, Steve Harvey, Blair Garner, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Big Tigger, Dr. Dean Edell, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Jason Lewis, Randi Rhodes and others. Premiere is based in Sherman Oaks, California, with 13 offices nationwide. Additional information is available at www.PremiereRadio.com.
About 107.5 WBLS
1190 WLIB and 107.5 WBLS are subsidiaries of the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation founded by the honorable Percy E. Sutton and fellow African-American investors in 1971. ICBC's 1190 WLIB is New York's first Black owned radio station and WBLS is New York's only black-owned FM radio station. Stations WLIB and WBLS were purchased by parent company ICBC in 1972 and 1974 respectively.