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John Jay & Rich Extend Deal With Premiere Radio Networks

John Jay Rich 104.7 KZZP Phoenix Premiere Radio NetworksPremiere Radio Networks has signed the John Jay & Rich morning show to a new deal to keep the program in national syndication to CHR and Hot AC stations.

The show will remain based at iHeartMedia’s “104.7 Kiss-FM” KZZP Phoenix, which has also renewed its agreement to carry the show. The show has lost two of its larger market affiliates due to format changes in Seattle and San Diego in recent weeks but is still heard in seventeen markets including Albuquerque, New Orleans and Portland.

Johnjay Van Es and Rich Berra began the show in 2001 at 93.7 KRQQ Tucson and moved to KZZP in 2006. The show went in to syndication via Premiere in 2014.

Premiere Networks announced today a renewed long-term agreement with The Johnjay & Rich Show. Premiere will continue to distribute the hit weekday morning radio show, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this May, to CHR and Hot AC stations nationwide.

Concurrently, iHeartMedia’s 104.7 KISS-FM in Phoenix announced it has renewed and extended its relationship with The Johnjay & Rich Show.  Ranking No. 1 in Phoenix with Women 18-34, Women 18-49, Women 25-54 and Adults 18-34, the program will continue to originate from the station and broadcast weekday mornings from 5-10 a.m. MT. (Source: Nielsen Audio, FA’15, 3 Mo Avg, PPM, MF 5A-10A, AQH Rank)

The Johnjay & Rich Show is a non-stop blend of pop culture, news and events, welcoming a wide range of music artists, newsmakers and celebrities.  Joined on-air by Kyle, the show is a special brand of “reality radio,” with listeners engaged and interacting with the crew via every form of social media – Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, email and text messaging.  Their style means humor comes from any and every direction.

“We’re just as shocked as our parents, who are still waiting for us to finish up our community collegedegrees and become dental hygienists,” shared Johnjay and Rich.  “We are so excited about the future ‘badassnicity’ of creating innovative entertainment with iHeartMedia that we can barely stand it. It’s a great time to be in the radio business. Salute!”

Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks, shared, “This was an easy decision for us. Johnjay and Rich have a proven track record of delivering entertaining programming, as well as positive results for our partners. We couldn’t be happier to extend our relationship with them.”

“It’s a pleasure to watch this team work and set the bar higher each year,” stated iHeartMedia Senior Vice President of Programming, Steve Geofferies. “Johnjay and Rich not only deliver ratings, but they also make an impact with their #LoveUp campaign. They are true difference makers for our business and our state.”

The Johnjay & Rich Show first joined 104.7 KISS-FM in 2006, and since then has consistently demonstrated top rankings in the market. In June 2014, the program joined Premiere Networks’ national lineup and is also available on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s industry-leading digital radio service.

104.7 KISS-FM is a leading media outlet in the Phoenix market and its programming and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast station; online via its branded digital site – 1047kissfm.com; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio – with its more than 850 million downloads and 80 million social media followers.

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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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