Westwood One Launches Weekend Syndicated Jayde For CHR/Hot AC

Jayde Donovan Westwood One 95.5 WPLJ New YorkCumulus Media Hot AC 95.5 WPLJ New York morning co-host Jayde Donovan is launching a weekly syndicated show on Westwood One.

Simply titled “Jayde”, the new three hour show will air on Saturday mornings on WPLJ and 50+ stations including “Hot 93.3” KLIF-FM Dallas, 104.1 KRBE Houston, and “Q100” WWWQ Atlanta. The program is described as “a mix of interviews with celebrity moms, real life stories that inspire, and great music, all creating the perfect cocktail for a young, fresh, and inspired female-driven radio show”.

Donovan joined WPLJ in December 2014 after previously hosting mornings at “Hot 101.5” WPOI Tampa and co-hosting mornings at “XL 106.7” WXXL Orlando. She was also part of the KDND Sacramento morning show that was involved in the infamous “Hold Your Wee For a Wii” contest under her given name of Trish Sweet.

Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., announces the launch of Jayde, an exciting new syndicated radio show starring popular WPLJ-FM/NY, Westwood One Backstage, and television personality Jayde Donovan. Jayde is launching April 14, 2018 on more than 50 radio stations, including WPLJ-FM/NY, KLIF-FM/ Dallas, KRBE-FM/Houston, and WWWQ-FM/Atlanta.

Jayde is an upbeat, fun, and empowering show built for Saturday mornings to target the fierce, fabulous women who are doing it all — even if that means they are still wearing yesterday’s make-up while driving carpool to soccer practice. The show is a mix of interviews with celebrity moms, real life stories that inspire, and great music, all creating the perfect cocktail for a young, fresh, and inspired female-driven radio show. The guys will love it, too, because there’s a little something for everyone with Jayde.

“Jayde is a dynamic, fierce, and authentic storyteller – and as a parent, she’s relatable to women everywhere trying to manage and balance life’s demands,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP Corporate Marketing, Cumulus Media and President, Westwood One. “Our goal with this new show is to empower and embolden women to feel good and be confident in who they are. Jayde is the perfect personality to deliver this important message.”

“I grew up feeling inspired by strong women; I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for them,” said Donovan. “I continue to admire women who step up, create and force change. I feel very strongly about bringing to light the misconceptions of what it means to ‘have it all together.’ Women put too much pressure on themselves, and that’s what I am here for — to keep it real. My goal with this platform is to reach people from all walks of life, encourage them to be their best self, and remind them to have fun on this journey no matter what life throws at you. I can’t wait to get started!”

Jayde Donovan is the co-host of Todd & Jayde in the Morning on New York’s 95.5 WPLJ and also serves as a syndicated red carpet host for Westwood One’s signature entertainment events. Prior to coming to New York, Jayde was the host of Hot Mornings with Jayde on Cox Media’s WPOI Hot 101.5 in Tampa, where she also hosted segments for WTVT Fox 13/Tampa Bay and WOFL/Fox 35. She was also co-host of Johnny & Jayde in the Morning in Orlando on WXXL/XL 106.7. While in Orlando, she wrote for Orlando Style magazine and was featured on the cover of Orlando Style, Orlando Magazine, and Think Healthy magazine, She was also voted a “Woman to Watch” by Orlando Women’s Newspaper. Jayde previously worked as a correspondent with Billy Bush on Access Hollywood, a fill-in co-host on LIVE With Regis & Kelly, and a co-host on the Bravo show Love Calling with Donny Duetsch.

She is an active philanthropist through her organization, Apple a Day Foundation, a national non-profit that helps kids stay connected during cancer treatment by surprising them with iPads and other electronic
devices.

Jayde lives in Manhattan with Bryce, her boyfriend of 9 years, their 5-year old daughter Stella, and her 10 year-old stepson Gavyn.

For more information about Jayde and how you can bring this exciting new show to your market, contact Neal Bird at nbird@westwoodone.com or (310) 840-4207.

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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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