KISW’s The Men’s Room Sets First Syndication Affilliates

The Mens Room 99.9 KISW Seattle Westwood One Miles Montgomery, Steve Thrill Hill Thee Ted Smith Westwood OneEntercom and Westwood One have set the first batch of affiliates for when 99.9 KISW Seattle afternoon show The Men’s Room becomes available in syndication starting Monday, June 5.

The program will debut that day on Entercom’s Classic Rock 92.3 KGON Portland, Classic Rock “Bayou 95.7” WKBU New Orleans, Classic Rock 96.5 WCMF Rochester, Rock “98 Rock” 98.5 KRXQ Sacramento, Classic Rock “98.5 K-Fox” KUFX San Jose, Rock “98.9 The Rock” KQRC Kansas City, and Rock 107.3 WAAF Boston as well as Alaska Integrated Media Rock 94.7 KZND Anchorage.

The Men’s Room, the #1 afternoon show in Seattle across all key adult and male demographics*, launches nationally on June 5, 2017 with eight big market stations on board — WAAF-FM/Boston, KUFX-FM/San Jose, KRXQ-FM/Sacramento, KGON- FM/Portland, KQRC-FM/Kansas City, WKBU-FM/New Orleans, WCMF-FM/Rochester, and KZND-FM/Anchorage. The program will emanate from its Entercom flagship station 99.9 KISW-FM, The Rock of Seattle, from 2 – 6 pm PT. Westwood One is spearheading syndication and ad sales in a joint partnership with Entercom.

The Men’s Room was born one evening in a dark bar during an argument over tater tots in 2004. The hosts, Miles Montgomery, Steve “The Thrill” Hill and Thee Ted Smith, as well as producers Robin Foxx and Mike Hawk joined forces to create a radio show to entertain audiences with no-holds barred, no-topic-off-limits conversation, laughter, and anecdotes.

The popular show also launched a beer brand in 2010 with great success. Three types of beer are available: Men’s Room Original Red, the flagship beer; Men’s Room Gold, a light ale for the summer; and Men’s Room Black, the winter beer. The beers are currently available in over 3,800 locations nationwide. For seven years, over 600 thousand dollars of sales from The Men’s Room Elysian Beer products have been donated to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and JBLM Fisher Houses in Washington State.

Original Report 5/3: Entercom Rock 99.9 KISW Seattle afternoon show The Men’s Room will become available for national syndication starting Monday, June 5.

Westwood One will handle distribution and ad sales for the program which currently airs from 2-6pm Pacific. The Men’s Room debuted on KISW in 2004 and is hosted by Miles Montgomery, Steve ‘The Thrill’ Hill and Thee Ted Smith alongside producers Robin Foxx and Mike Hawk.

Entercom Communications and Westwood One announced today a new partnership to nationally syndicate The Men’s Room, the No. 1 afternoon show in Seattle across all key adult and male demographics*. The program currently airs weekdays on 99.9 KISW-FM, The Rock of Seattle, from 2 pm. to 6 pm PT. Westwood One will roll out syndication to stations nationwide and represent ad sales. The show will launch nationally on June 5, 2017.

The Men’s Room was born one evening in a dark bar during an argument over tater tots in 2004. The hosts, Miles Montgomery, Steve “The Thrill” Hill and Thee Ted Smith, as well as producers Robin Foxx and Mike Hawk joined forces to create a radio show to entertain audiences with no-holds barred, no-topic-off-limits conversation, laughter and anecdotes.

“We couldn’t be happier. From the start, we’ve always wanted to have fun doing a show where everyone was invited, and now we can extend the invite with Westwood One,” said Steve “The Thrill” Hill and Miles Montgomery, co-hosts of The Men’s Room. “We’re pretty excited. This is the perfect partnership.”

“For 51 consecutive books*, The Men’s Room has been No. 1,” said Suzanne Grimes, Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Cumulus Media and President, Westwood One. “Our partnership will extend this impressive performance coast to coast. We are excited to welcome The Men’s Room to our national audience of listeners and advertisers.”

“These guys have put a lot of effort for the last 13 years into dominating Seattle’s cluster,” said Dave Richards, Vice President of Programming and Operations, Entercom Seattle. “They have earned the opportunity to dominate coast to coast with a great partnership between Entercom and Westwood One”.

The popular show also launched a beer brand in 2010 with great success. Three types of beer are available: Men’s Room Original Red, the flagship beer; Men’s Room Gold, a light ale for the summer; and Men’s Room Black, the winter beer. The beers are currently available in over 3,800 locations nationwide. For seven years, over 600 thousand dollars of sales from The Men’s Room Elysian Beer products have been donated to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and JBLM Fisher Houses in Washington State.

For more information about the show, please visit www.kisw.com/shows/mens-room. Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Interested stations can contact Neal Bird at nbird@westwoodone.com or (310) 840-4207 or Neal Weiner at nweiner@westwoodone.com or (206) 706-1373.

*Source: Nielsen Audio, The Men’s Room, Seattle KISW-FM 99.9 The Rock, M-F 2 p.m.-6 p.m., surveys in all of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and up to March 2017 ranked No.1 in 54 of 55 surveys among Men 18-34, No. 1 in 55 of 55 surveys among Men 18-49 and 25-54; No.1 in 51 of 55 surveys among Adults 18-49; and No.1 in 53 of 55 surveys among Adults 25-54.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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