Bert Show Signs New Cumulus Media Deal; Moves Syndication To Westwood One

The Bert Show Q100 WWWQ Atlanta Westwood OneCumulus Media has agreed to a new deal with Bert Weiss and the syndicated “Bert Show” to keep the program based at CHR “Q100” 99.7 WWWQ Atlanta and move the show’s syndication to Westwood One.

The Bert Show has anchored mornings at WWWQ since its launch in 2001. The deal will transfer the syndication distribution of the show from Yea Networks to Westwood One including the show’s growing podcast network.

Cumulus Media announces that it has entered into a new multi-year agreement with “The Bert Show” to produce and distribute the successful morning radio show to markets across the U.S. The deal will enable the show to continue its burgeoning growth through nationwide distribution via Westwood One, the largest audio network in America.

“The Bert Show” is a high-energy ensemble morning show featuring host Bert Weiss and a cast of engaging personalities that morning radio listeners tune in to each day for a blend of lifestyle advice, national entertainment news, celebrity interviews, humor and on-air community, including unscripted and uninhibited discussion of everything from the tough issues of the day to just shooting the breeze in a highly entertaining four-and-a-half hour program. The program’s success lies in its lack of formula and the openness of the cast members to share the most intimate details of their lives with listeners, which keeps listeners coming back for more every day. The show, which airs live weekdays from 5:30am to 10:00am on its home station, Cumulus Media-Atlanta’s Q100, also has a robust social media presence and a popular podcast that will be distributed by Westwood One.

Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Marketing, Cumulus Media and President, Westwood One, said: “We’re excited to welcome The Bert Show to Westwood One. His ever-evolving show has been on a steady rise for more than a decade. Bert’s professionalism and level of entertainment, combined with the strength of our network, should take him to new heights.”

Louie Diaz, Program Director, Q100, said: “Bert has been waking up Atlanta since day one of Q100 over 17 years ago. His ratings success is the reason that Bert will now be syndicated through Westwood One to cities around the country. He uses radio, social media, and streaming platforms to create an amazing one-of-a-kind connection with listeners and advertisers. We congratulate him on his continued success and are looking forward to many more years with Bert and the entire Bert Show mornings on Q100 Atlanta.”
 
Bert Weiss, Host of “The Bert Show”, said: “A mentor once told me to find something you love doing then try and make a career out of it. That’s exactly my experience with the Bert Show and Q100. One of the things I’m most excited about, honestly, is watching this Bert Show staff grow together. The talent is here. The team chemistry is as high as I’ve ever felt it and I’m really excited to continue to watch it evolve and blossom. I love coming in every morning and I love working alongside friends. I love our chemistry and our shared drive to keep the show fresh and our never-ending desire to be the best we can be while having a blast doing it. And, in Cumulus, I have a company that I trust and is eager to support us every step of the way. Cumulus has had our backs for 17 years and it’s been a dream partnership and I’m so appreciative of their confidence in The Bert Show. Thanks to EVP Content & Programming Mike McVay and Q100 VP/Market Manager Sean Shannon for getting this deal across the finish line.”

?For more information, visit: www.westwoodone.com/programming/music-entertainment/daily-shows/the-bert-show/, or contact Neal Bird at (310) 840-4207 or nbird@westwoodone.com.

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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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