Cumulus Media is revamping its syndicated Country morning and overnight shows.
Blair Garner will exit America’s Morning Show and move to overnights replacing Kix Brooks’ “Kickin’ It with Kix”. He will be replaced on “America’s Morning Show” by Ty Bentli. Bentil has been working on Cumulus’ awards show coverage and has previously hosted mornings at “All The Hits 107.3” WRQX Washington DC and “92.3 Now” WNOW-FM New York and afternoons at “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC Chicago and “104.3 My-FM” KBIG Los Angeles. Bentli will join Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks on America’s Morning Show starting September 6.
Garner will debut the “Blair Garner Show” in overnights later this fall. Kix Brooks will remain host of American Country Countdown and contribute to NASHCountryDaily.com.
Cumulus Media, #1 for Country, introduces Ty Bentli as the new co-host of America’s Morning Show with Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks starting on September 6, 2016. Bentli replaces Blair Garner who will host the new overnight show The Blair Garner Show. Garner, a Country Radio Hall of Fame inductee, will debut his new show later this fall. The show marks a return to overnight programming for Garner, who achieved success as host of the long-running nationally syndicated overnight show, After Midnite, which aired from 1993-2013.
Concurrently, three-time CMA “National Broadcast Personality of the Year” Kix Brooks, who this year celebrates ten years as Host of American Country Countdown on the NASH Network, will exit the overnight show, Kickin’ It With Kix, to focus fully on American Country Countdown, syndicated by Westwood One nationally. Last week, Brooks inked an extended multi-year partnership agreement with Cumulus. In addition to being a celebrity judge for Cumulus’ NASH Next 2016 competition, Brooks is a regular contributor to NASHCountryDaily.com.
Cumulus Media is the nation’s leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. America’s Morning Show brings superstars of country music to listeners in an authentic, entertaining and informative way. Fans have access to a daily mix of country hits, lighthearted and candid interviews with country music’s biggest stars, and news about the country lifestyle. The show originates from the NASH Campus in Nashville, TN, before a studio audience with frequent broadcasts from NASH studios throughout the country. Westwood One syndicates America’s Morning Show nationally. The show airs weekday mornings from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Eastern.