Entercom will bring Jason Hawes and JV Johnson’s “Beyond Reality Radio” paranormal podcast to daily syndication on ten of its owned stations starting Monday, August 1.
The program will air live from 12-2am Monday through Thursday nights and then be made available as a podcast on the station’s websites. Jason Hawes is the creator and star of Syfy’s “Ghost Hunters” television series and co-host JV Johnson is publisher and editor of TAPS ParaMagazine. The show will be making the move from weekly podcast to daily show.
The stations that will carry the program at launch are:
- “Talk 1370” KJCE Austin
- 680 WRKO Boston
- 930 WBEN Buffalo
- “Cruisin 1430” KEZW Denver
- “97.3 The Sky” WSKY-FM Gainesville
- “106.3 WORD” 950 WORD Spartanburg/1330 WYRD Greenville/106.3 WYRD-FM Simpsonville SC
- “Talk 980” KMBZ Kansas City
- 870 WWL/105.3 WWL-FM New Orleans
- 1330 KNSS Wichita
- “WILK NewsRadio” 910 WBZU Scranton/980 WILK Wilkes-Barre/103.1 WILK-FM Avoca PA
Entercom will launch its first live, syndicated radio program, “Beyond Reality Radio,” (BRR) a two-hour talk show about the paranormal, beginning on August 1, airing Monday through Thursdays, live in each time zone (beginning from 12am-2am ET). Co-hosted by Jason Hawes, co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) and creator and star of Syfy’s “Ghost Hunters” and “JV Johnson,” he’s a long-time paranormal investigator and current publisher and editor of TAPS ParaMagazine.
Entercom stations that will carry the program include KJCE/Austin, WRKO/Boston, WBEN/Buffalo, KEZW/Denver, WSKY/Gainesville, WYRD/Greenville, KMBZ/Kansas City, WWL/New Orleans, KNSS/Wichita and WILK/Wilkes Barre. Each episode will be archived and available online at each station’s website.
The first episode airing on Entercom stations will feature Grant Wilson, Hawes’s former castmate on “Ghost Hunters” and founder with Hawes of TAPS, as a guest. It is the first time that Wilson and Hawes have been together for a live, publicly broadcast event since Wilson left Ghost Hunters in 2012 after eight seasons.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Entercom so that we’ll be able to reach even more of our fans, and connect with those who are interested in or curious about the paranormal in a variety of ways, in real time,” said Hawes. “To have Grant on the first show on Entercom on August 1 is a great way to celebrate this new venture. We’re dear friends and have always been in touch since he left Ghost Hunters, but we haven’t done any live events together since 2012, so I know our fans will really enjoy it.”
“Radio has a long history of programs about the paranormal, dating back to the 1920s, so it’s very exciting to bring BRR to the airwaves with Entercom and continue this tradition, but with a contemporary twist,” added Johnson. “We’ll be engaging with our listeners not only through call-in, but through our digital platforms. So while we’re reaching a larger audience, we’re also creating a community with which we’re intimately connected.”