Premiere Radio Networks has announced that Andy Dean will step down as host of the syndicated “America Now” as of Friday, August 8.
Joe Pags will fill-in as host until a new host for the program which airs from 6-9pm Eastern/3-6pm Pacific is announced after Labor Day. Dean is exiting the program to focus on his ConnectPal.com. The platform allows users to place content behind a subscription paywall. Dean will host a podcast on the platform 2-3 times per week.
Premiere Networks announced today that Andy Dean has decided to step down as host of America Now on August 8, 2014. Dean will focus on some exciting projects in the works.
Details regarding a new host for the popular News/Talk program will be announced after the Labor Day holiday. Joe Pags, host of the Premiere Networks-syndicated The Weekend, as well as The Joe Pags Show on WOAI-AM/San Antonio, KPRC-AM/Houston, KHOW-AM/Denver and KEX-AM/Portland, will serve as guest host of America Now beginning Monday, August 11.
Dean stated, “Julie Talbott and Premiere Networks have been wonderful to me, and I am extremely grateful. I have to step down to run my technology company full-time. I started ConnectPal.com to help radio stations and hosts make more money, and the company has grown so fast, it is now expanding to all content creators. The idea is simple – anyone can create a profile on ConnectPal, then you post any type of content (podcasts, video, etc.) on your profile – and then you set a monthly price for people to see your profile. This allows any person or station to have a Glenn Beck-style subscription business in less than 60 seconds at no cost.”
Dean continued, “The future of content creation will thrive with more paying subscribers, and there needs to be an open platform to connect providers with subscribers. And yes, we have a referral program. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to collect a referral bonus.”
Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott stated, “Andy is a tremendous talent and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past three years with America Now. We wish him all the best as he starts this new chapter of his career.”
Dean joined Premiere Networks for the launch of America Now in August 2011. Today, the program featuring discussion on the news and information that matters most to the daily lives of Americans reaches 130 affiliates nationwide. Broadcasting live on weekdays from 3 – 6 p.m. PT/6 – 9 p.m. ET, America Now can also be heard on iHeartRadio and AmericaNowRadio.com.
Dean can be reached directly via his personal email at email@example.com. Fans can subscribe to his ConnectPal profile where he will continue to broadcast his program 2-3 times a week – https://www.connectpal.com/andydean.