CMT and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment (CCM+E) today announced a multi-platform partnership that will create the largest Country music platforms in radio and television, with access to CMT’s reach of 92 million households and CCM+E’s reach of 89 million Country music listeners per month.
Under the agreement, CMT and CCM+E will work together to develop additional programming and events across radio, television and digital platforms to provide Country fans with unparalleled access to the music and artists they’re passionate about.
Additionally, the partnership will allow for cross-promotional opportunities across 125 Clear Channel Country stations in 105 markets and on iHeartRadio as well CMT and its digital platforms which include the 24/7 music channel CMT Pure, CMT.com, CMT Mobile and the network’s more than seven million fans across social media.
In addition, award-winning Country radio and CMT personality Cody Alan will debut as the new host of Premiere Networks’ syndicated radio program After MidNite on January 6, 2014.
The highly-acclaimed Country music radio program will be rebranded as CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan and will originate from the CMT Radio studio in Nashville and be available on iHeartRadio.
Alan, the 2013 Academy of Country Music Award winner for “National On-Air Personality of the Year,” stated, “I feel like Jimmy Fallon right now! To be named host of such a highly regarded late-night franchise is an exciting and humbling honor. We’ll bring new energy, lots of star power and deep resources only CMT and Clear Channel can deliver. And with this new partnership, I can’t wait to give fans 360-degrees of country music coverage, across multiple media platforms.”