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"Dish Nation" Premieres Weeknights September 10th
The series has been cleared in over 95% of the country, including the FOX Television Stations in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

[via press release from Twentieth Television]



NEW YORK -- "Dish Nation," the half-hour entertainment news, television program featuring the leading drive-time personalities from across the nation, announces the addition of The DJ Laz Morning Show and the nationally syndicated, Dallas based drive-time program, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning.

Cleared in over 95% of the country, including the FOX Television Stations in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, "Dish Nation" premieres weeknights starting on September 10th. "Dish Nation" is a daily program highlighting the nation's funniest radio shows; riffing on what's hot and happening that day in pop culture. A fresh, new format, "Dish Nation" gives a comedic twist to the news that's on everyone's minds. Whether the latest on celebrity couples, breaking entertainment news, hot pop culture moments or what happened on reality TV the night before- the "Dish Nation" personalities from Atlanta, New York, Detroit, Los Angeles and Dallas offer their outrageous regional perspectives each day, 52 weeks a year.

Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, the most listened to contemporary morning show in America, is heard on more than 70 Contemporary Hit radio (Top 40) and Hot Adult Contemporary radio stations across the country. This high energy, non-stop program combines today's hottest music with Kidd Kraddick's engaging approach to entertainment, bringing listeners inside the lives of their favorite stars. Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, based out of Dallas, Texas is hosted by Kidd Kraddick, and features Kellie Rasberry, Jenna, Big Al and J-Si.

Recently launching a daily morning broadcast in the Los Angeles market on LA96.3 (KXOL), DJ Laz is a Miami radio icon, serving as the city's #1 top rated radio personality for the past two decades. The DJ Laz Morning Show is a four-hour daily radio program starring DJ Laz and featuring Raquel Cordova and Lilliani Gonsalez.

Stu Weiss, creator and executive producer of Dish Nation stated: "We are thrilled to have assembled a hilarious team of nearly twenty radio personalities, each bringing their unique perspective to the day's most talked-about celebrity news stories. Our most recent addition, Kidd Kraddick, has an unmistakable southern brand of humor which he has been able to translate into nationwide success; and DJ Laz has cultivated his own original style of comedy that truly reflects the pulse of both Los Angeles and Miami."

Previously announced radio teams featured on "Dish Nation" include New York's The Big Show with Scott & Todd on WPLJ (hosted by Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill; featuring Cooper Lawrence and Joe Pardavila); Atlanta's Rickey Smiley Morning Show, heard locally on Atlanta's WHTA and syndicated in over 60 markets nationwide, is hosted by Rickey Smiley and features Ebony Steele, HeadKrack, Rock-T, Gary with da Tea and Detroit's Blaine & Allyson on WDVD hosted by Blaine Fowler and Allyson Martinek.

Cleared in each of the top 90 markets, among the major-market television stations set to premiere "Dish Nation" include: Fox Television Stations' WWOR-MNT (New York), KTTV-FOX (Los Angeles), WFLD-FOX (Chicago), WTXF-FOX (Philadelphia), WFXT-FOX (Boston), KDFW-FOX (Dallas/Ft. Worth), WTTG-FOX (Washington D.C.), KMSP-FOX (Minneapolis), WJBK-FOX (Detroit), WAGA-FOX (Atlanta), WUTB-MNT (Baltimore), KRIV-FOX (Houston), WTVT-FOX (Tampa), WOFL-FOX (Orlando), KSAZ-FOX / KUTP-MNT (Phoenix); Cox's KTVU-FOX / KICU-TV (San Francisco); CBS' WBFS-MNT (Miami); Gannett's KTVD-MNT (Denver); Raycom's WOIO-CBS / WUAB-MNT (Cleveland); Tribune's WXIN-FOX (Indianapolis), KCPQ-FOX / KZJO-TV (Seattle), KTXL-FOX (Sacramento), WGNO-ABC (New Orleans); Sinclair's WPMY-MNT (Pittsburgh), WSTR-MNT (Cincinnati), WLFL-CW (Raleigh), WZTV-FOX / WUXP-MNT (Nashville), KMYS-CW (San Antonio), WLOS-ABC / WMYA-MNT (Greenville); Capitol's WJZY-CW (Charlotte); Meredith's KPTV-FOX / KPDX-MNT (Portland), KCTV-CBS / KSMO-MNT (Kansas City); and Local's KTVI-FOX / KPLR-CW (St. Louis), KSTU-FOX (Salt Lake City), WITI-FOX (Milwaukee).

"Dish Nation" is produced by the Emmy-award winning Studio City and distributed by Twentieth Television.

New Daily Dish updates, featuring the hosts of "Dish Nation," are posted each day at http://www.dishnation.com or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DishNation

About Twentieth Television

A leader in the U.S. program production and distribution arena, Twentieth Television provides a wide array of first-run, network and off-network programming, as well as feature film packages, to the syndication and cable marketplaces. First-run programs distributed by Twentieth Television include the court shows "Divorce Court" & "Judge Alex," and the September premiere of "The Ricki Lake Show" and "Dish Nation". Off-net shows distributed by Twentieth Television include "Glee," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Burn Notice," "Family Guy," "24," "COPS," "The Simpsons," "My Name is Earl," "The Unit," "Bones," "How I Met Your Mother," "American Dad," "The Cleveland Show," and "Modern Family."

  [july 2012]  


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