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Matt Pinfield To Host Daily Alternative/Rock Show

Mark Levin Westwood OneIn addition to his new duties as morning host at Cumulus’ 104.5 KFOG San Francisco, Matt Pinfield will also anchor a new two hour evening show for Westwood One.

“2Hours With Matt Pinfield” will be targeted to Alternative and Active Rock stations to air from 10pm-12am weekdays and will debut on May 2 on Cumulus owned stations including: Alternative 101.1 WKQX Chicago and Active Rockers “93X” KXXR Minneapolis, “96 Rock” WFTK Cincinnati, “Rock 100.5” KATT Oklahoma City and “103.3 The Edge” WEDG Buffalo.

Westwood One describes the show as “Your listeners will hear the best active and alternative rock music along with artist interviews and stories about the band and the songs as only Matt Pinfield can share! 2Hours with Matt Pinfield will feature a nightly trending track… a throwback tune… along with social connection on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.”

Westwood One has announced that new KFOG morning host and respected rock jock Matt Pinfield will host a new two-hour weeknight show, appropriately called –2Hours with Matt Pinfield. The show will launch the week of May 2 and it already has a roster of stations lined up, including WKQX-FM/Chicago, WFTK-FM/Cincinnati, KXXR-FM/Minneapolis, KATT-FM/Oklahoma City, and WEDG-FM/Buffalo.

Drawing from his long history as a figure in rock media, 2Hours with Matt Pinfield will feature artist interviews and stories about the bands and the songs from the core library of active and alternative rock. 2Hours with Matt Pinfield will include a nightly trending track, a throwback tune, and social media interaction. Fans can follow the show on Twitter: @2HoursPinfield, Instagram: @2HoursPinfield, Facebook: “Two Hours with Matt Pinfield” (Facebook.com/2HoursPinfield), Snapchat: “TwoHoursMP,” and YouTube: “2HoursPinfield.”

Matt Pinfield started in radio at the age of 16 at Rutgers-owned WRSU/New Brunswick. He moved on to WHTG-FM/Asbury Park, and by 1995 was hosting 120 Minutes for MTV. His musical knowledge and relatable delivery, MTV research declared he was their most loved VJ. He hosted more than 15 regular shows, 100+ specials, and his style was the template for the original MTV2. With those enviable credentials and much more radio and TV under his belt, Pinfield is also known as the current host of Westwood One’s classic rock-history weekend show, Flashback, and the new morning show at Cumulus’s legendary KFOG-KFFG/San Francisco. He was recently elected to the governing board of the GRAMMYS by the members of NARAS and The Recording Academy.

“Even as a fan and listener, I’ve always admired the excellent programming that Westwood One has delivered, and 2Hours will follow that tradition,” said Pinfield. “In the spirit of my TV show 120 Minutes, we will offer listeners artist discovery, interviews, music news and information, and, most importantly, great songs.”

Kirk Stirland, President of Programming for Westwood One, adds, “There is nothing like getting Matt talking about rock music, and I’m not sure there is anyone who has a deeper knowledge and connection to the format and its artists. He’s overflowing with great ideas for 2Hours, and we can’t wait to get this going.”

Stations interested in 2Hours with Matt Pinfield can contact Neal Bird at [email protected] or (310) 840-2811.

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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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