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Entercom’s Beyond Reality Radio Goes National Via Westwood One

Beyond Reality Radio Jason Hawes Ghost Hunters EntercomParanormal talk show Beyond Reality Radio, which debuted on Entercom owned stations last summer will be taken national via Westwood One.

Hosted by Jason Hawes and JV Johnson, the show currently airs from 12am-2am on Entercom owned talkers in eleven markets including Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Kansas City and New Orleans. Originally a podcast, Entercom launched the show on August 1, 2016. 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.

Westwood One announced today that it has partnered with Entercom Communications to nationally syndicate its popular Beyond Reality Radio program, a two-hour talk show about the paranormal, launching on Monday, March 6, 2017. The show is co-hosted by Jason Hawes, co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) and creator and star of Syfy’s blockbuster hit Ghost Hunters, and JV Johnson, a long-time paranormal investigator and former publisher and editor of TAPS ParaMagazine,

Beyond Reality Radio delves into the normal, the abnormal, the paranormal, and everything that falls in-between, including pop culture topics. It currently airs weekdays from 12 am – 2 am ET on 16 Entercom stations, including KJCE/Austin, WRKO/Boston, WBEN/Buffalo, KEZW/Denver, WSKY/Gainesville, WYRD/Greenville, WBZU/WKZN/WILK/Wilkes-Barre, KMBZ/Kansas City, WWL/New Orleans, WBT/Charlotte and KNSS/Wichita. Westwood One will roll out syndication to stations nationwide and represent ad sales.

“Beyond Reality Radio has been a hit with our audience since the show’s launch in August,” said Pat Paxton, president of programming, Entercom Communications. “This partnership with Westwood One is a great next step to maximize the reach of our innovative programming and underscores our commitment to developing and delivering best-in-class content to listeners across the country.”

“At Westwood One we connect listeners to content they are passionate about,” said Suzanne Grimes, Westwood One President and EVP, Corporate Marketing for Cumulus Media. “Beyond Reality Radio opens up a national discussion on ghosts, aliens, conspiracies – anything beyond our reality. We’re excited to offer this perspective to our affiliates and advertisers.”

“We are excited about this partnership with Westwood One,” said both Jason Hawes and JV Johnson, on-air talent, Beyond Reality Radio, in a joint statement. “This is an incredible opportunity to reach more listeners and grow our audience in a strategic and organic way.”

Hawes made paranormal investigation a mainstream, pop culture phenomenon when Ghost Hunters premiered on SyFy in 2004 and became the channel’s most popular original program, drawing millions of viewers each week. The TAPS web site has 90 million visitors annually and Hawes has co-authored six New York Times bestseller books. He is one of the most sought after experts on the paranormal and has appeared on numerous TV shows, including Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The View, Today, Ellen, South Park and many others.

JV Johnson is a long time radio personality, radio station owner, paranormal investigator and paranormal journalist. He is formerly the publisher and editor of the world’s leading paranormal magazine, TAPS ParaMagazine, as well as promoter and organizer of SCARE-A-CON – a world-class horror and paranormal fan convention.

Each episode of BRR presents a real-time, interactive discussion about the stranger side of life—including ghosts, UFOs, psychic phenomenon, cryptozoology and more, featuring A-list guests from the world of the paranormal, and engages with listeners through call-in, chat rooms, and Facebook.

Learn more about “Beyond Reality Radio” at: http://beyondrealityradio.com

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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