The UK’s Bauer Media has Tapped Ty Bentli to Represent the World of Country Music to Fans across the Pond
NEW YORK, NY – March 28, 2019 — Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., is proud to announce that The Ty Bentli Show will be introduced to a huge new fan base. United Kingdom’s Bauer Media is launching the first-ever nationwide Country Music radio station in the UK, Country Hits Radio, and The Ty Bentli Show is the only American radio show tapped by Bauer to represent the world of Country Music. Bentli and his co-hosts Chuck Wicks and Tricia “TJ” Jenkins will entertain fans during PM drive time across the UK.
Country Hits Radio launches on April 5, 2019 via DAB in top markets London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, South Yorkshire, Lancashire, Humberside, Tyne & Wear, Teesside, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Tayside, Inverness and Ayr. The Ty Bentli Show joins a lineup of presenters that includes Jennie Longdon, Baylen Lenoard, and Una Healy (of The Saturdays). Country Hits Radio will feature a playlist spanning Keith Urban to Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, and more!
Bentli said, “Every trip I’ve taken to Europe, I’ve sat for hours with a notepad and an AM/FM headset listening to radio at a table or park and taking notes with a fantasy in my head that maybe someday I’d have the chance to be a presenter in the UK. Not only will I now be living that dream, I get to do it in a way that’s never been done! Bauer is spreading COUNTRY across the UK and I can’t wait to take our UK listeners behind-the-scenes to understand what makes their favorite artists tick, while also sharing hilarious moments, real-life insecurities and triumphs of our daily experiences as they intertwine with the Music City, and the stars that make the country music we play!”
James Brownlow, Content Director for Country Hits Radio, Said “Since we have the responsibility of launching the UK’s first-ever national Country music radio brand, it was vitally important to everyone at Country Hits Radio that we pull together a team that could represent the current Country music scene as well as authentically engage UK and world audiences with original, entertaining, and market-leading content. This vision led us directly to The Ty Bentli Show. After speaking to Ty and the team at Westwood One and CUMULUS MEDIA, we knew this was the right fit. Great Britain is going to have one brilliant Country music party each weekday on their way home!”
“We’re delighted that Bauer Media recognized that by giving The Ty Bentli Show a featured role on Country Hits Radio channel, they are giving their UK audience a front-row seat to Nashville’s country music scene,” added Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Marketing for CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One “Ty’s unique interview style attracts the who’s who of country music, and we are excited to share the program with an entirely new audience of country music fans.”
Stations interested in learning more about The Ty Bentli Show can contact Country@WestwoodOne.com.
About Bauer Media
Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, Kiss, Grazia, Empire, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Magic and Absolute Radio. It creates and curates entertaining media content that audiences love whenever, wherever and however they want through a multi-channel strategy and a focus on product excellence and audience insight. The result is an exciting array of influential brands, content and talent that provide compelling and engaging advertising opportunities with valuable audiences for UK commercial partners. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to 245 million listeners each week across an audio network of 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.
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