During Tuesday’s earnings conference call Lew Dickey sang the praises of WNSH NashFM 94-7 in NYC:
This is one of the most exciting major market launches in recent memory. In just 5 months, we're already over 1 million weekly listeners. And in fact, it's already the third most country -- third most-listened country radio station in
Americaand moving up fast.
In addition to establishing itself as a successful
New Yorkstation, NASH FM will also serve as the flagship for our multiplatform country lifestyle entertainment brand, NASH. It's a transcendent brand that has captured the attention of artists, of labels, listeners, as well as advertisers. NASH will provide a unique opportunity for advertisers to reach the large and desirable consumer lifestyle segment of country music fans, which is over 85 million now, through various multiple platforms for both engagement and activation.
In June, we launched NASH's new morning show, hosted by the nationally syndicated country radio talent, Blair Garner. Blair leads an ensemble cast, including country superstars Lee Ann Womack, Chuck Wicks, Terri Clark, Sunny Sweeney and along with CNN's Robin Meade as our news anchor. This is the biggest show in country radio by far, and they're broadcast in front of a live studio audience out of our NASH studios, and we expect to begin our video offering of the show in early 2014.
Dickey also mentioned Cumulus now has 9 stations branded as NASH FM. He also promised a full report on the NashFM multiplatform strategy on our next earnings call in about 90 days.