Nick to Create Highly Localized Morning Program for Los Angeles’ Power 106 While Continuing Skyview Networks’ Top-Rated Nationally Syndicated Nick Cannon Radio
“Nick Cannon is the consummate entertainer and more demanding on himself than on anyone else! His newly revamped and creatively turbo-charged local morning show will bring much needed comedic entertainment to LA mornings like only Nick can. Reunited with Teddy, Melissa and DJ Carisma, Nick will deliver a uniquely Los Angeles centric morning show fitting of our iconic Power 106 flagship!” said Otto Padron, President & CEO of Meruelo Media.
The nationally syndicated daily Nick Cannon Radio show features original comedy, pop culture and unique conversations Nick has with performers, many of whom are his friends. On weekends, Cannon’s Countdown features music curated by Nick Cannon to reflect Nick’s top songs from radio and streaming with his insights on these performers.
“Nick Cannon is a unique influencer who has driven radio ratings success through his hard work and complete audience focus,” said Steve Jones, President & COO of Skyview Networks. “Nick is familiar to every 18–49-year-old listener and advertiser in America through his platforms on social media, TV, movies and music. Urban and rhythmic-CHR radio stations can have the amazing power of Nick Cannon in their programming and sales portfolio, giving them a strong, competitive advantage in ratings and revenue.”
Nick Cannon Radio allows programmers maximum flexibility to showcase their music inside Nick’s show with customized content that connects Nick with each local community. Nick Cannon Radio can be programmed in morning, midday or afternoon drivetime.
“Typically, when radio stations describe working with syndicated talent, you hear the word ‘partnership,’” said Phil Becker, Executive Vice President of Content, Alpha Media. “In my opinion, that word is overused, yet isn’t descriptive enough to explain all that Nick has done for Alpha Media. He’s always immediately responsive when we need custom content, client videos, promotional liners, and contesting elements. Nick even puts our local air personalities on stage with him during his sold-out Wild N’ Out tour when he visits each market. Despite living in Los Angeles, Nick treats his affiliates like he’s just down the hall. I look forward to working with this N’Credible team more in 2021.” Nick Cannon Radio can be heard on Alpha Media stations in Portland, Louisville, San Antonio and Amarillo.
Today’s announcement includes multi-year renewals between Nick Cannon and Skyview Networks and Nick Cannon and Meruelo Media.
About Meruelo Media
Meruelo Media, an affiliate of the Meruelo Group, is the largest and fastest growing minority-owned media company in California. Meruelo Media operates Los Angeles television stations KWHY-TV, channel 22; and KBEH, channel 63; and Los Angeles market radio stations 95.5 KLOS; KLOS2; KPWR 105.9 “Power 106;” 93.5 KDAY; Riverside/San Bernardino station 93.5 KDEY-FM; and 93.9 KLLI “CALI 93.9,” and the company owns a 22,000 square-foot production studio in West Hollywood.
About Skyview Networks
Skyview Networks is a broadcast technology, syndication and national network sales solution company reaching over 150 million listeners weekly through 9,000 radio station relationships. It provides services to ABC Audio, CBS Audio, Local Radio Networks, Alpha Media USA, JackFM, The Weather Channel, The Associated Press, Hubbard Broadcasting, professional and collegiate sports organizations and two state news networks. Its evolving syndication portfolio also includes The Dana Cortez Show, Nick Cannon Radio, Country Top 40 with Fitz, B-Dub Radio, Carmen’s Calls, and the VSiN Radio Network. Founded in 1995, Skyview Networks is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and focuses on providing best-in-class services that include satellite and IP distribution, full network automation, inventory management systems and network audio sales. For more information, visit skyviewnetworks.com and follow @SkyviewNetworks.