|Ellen K, Ryan Seacrest|
(After 23 years on KIIS-FM, Rick Dees left in 2004 because of a contract dispute).
In February 2004 Seacrest took the reigns as host of KIIS-FM's morning show and since then it has become No. 1 in Los Angeles and the most-listened-to morning show in Southern California. Broadcasting from Hollywood, Seacrest, Ellen K. and the on-air crew focuses on all aspects of the entertainment industry, highlighting and interviewing top talent from the worlds of music, film and television.
The show has featured a wide ranging roster of guests including President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, David and Victoria Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Demi Lovato, Jamie Fox, Hugh Jackman, Bruno Mars, Jimmy Fallon, Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Roberts, Ben Affleck, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Miley Cyrus, Al Michaels, Bob Costas, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, the Jonas Brothers, Kim Kardashian, Madonna, Ke$ha, Donald Trump, Kobe Bryant, among many others.
The show has more than five million weekly listeners (Source: Nielsen Audio, SP'13, Nationwide, Exact Times, Weekly Reach, P 12+) and can be heard on nearly 500 radio stations worldwide.
"Back in 2004 when we began looking for a new morning show Ryan was doing afternoons at KYSR. It's hard work to establish a new morning show, but Ryan had full confidence he could do the job. His entire team threw everything they had into the show and it became the No. 1 show in Los Angeles in less than a year and today the most listened to morning show for 10 straight years," said John Ivey, Senior Vice President of Programming, CCM+E/LA Program Director of KIIS-FM.