Thursday, May 17, 2018

WWO Goes Backstage At BBMAs

Westwood One Backstage at the BBMAs will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 19 from 12 noon – 4:00 pm PT.

More than 25 stations will participate on site and major radio groups -- including Entercom and Cox Media -- will feed content from the radio row remote to their stations across the country, covering 46 of the top 50 markets.

Ralphie Aversa from WPLJ-FM/NY and WPRO/Providence will be hosting content online and on Cumulus station websites. Recording artist Kim Petras will kick off Radio Row festivities on Friday night, followed by a performance by Noah Cyrus and MAX. Loote will perform Saturday morning and Daughtry will take the stage late Saturday, in a performance emceed by Enrique Iglesias, capping off a fun-filled day of artists and activations. 

In addition to the backstage activations, Westwood One has five hours of BBMAs Night of Event Coverage on Sunday, May 20, 7:00 pm to Midnight ET. Jayde Donovan, host of Westwood One’s nationally-syndicated Jayde and co-host of WPLJ-FM’s Todd & Jayde in the Morning, will host the red carpet coverage; Adam Bomb and The Bert Show’s Kristin Klingshirn will host the Hot AC/AC Format version; and Zach Sang Show will host the Top 40/Rhythmic Format version.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand on Sunday, May 20th at 8:00 pm ET / 5: 00 pm PT on NBC. The event is being hosted by Kelly Clarkson and will feature live performances from two-time Billboard Music Award winner John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran, and other artists; in addition to historic duets featuring Salt –N-Pepa and En Vogue, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, and Macklemore and Kesha; a performance of “The Middle” with Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey; plus a performance from this year’s Billboard Music Awards Icon recipient, Janet Jackson.

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