Ryan Seacrest joins Real Radio network
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Ryan Seacrest joins Real Radio network

American radio host Ryan Seacrest is to present a version of his US-syndicated show for GMG’s Real Radio.

Seacrest will take over the late show on weekdays from later this month across the brands five stations in Wales, Scotland and Northern England.

On Air With Ryan Seacrest will launch on 18th July with content recorded in Los Angeles and re-produced exclusively for Real.

The show focuses on all aspects of the entertainment industry, including interviews with top talent from the worlds of music, film and television. Guests in the last few weeks have included Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Kelly Osbourne and Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Ryan’s co-host Ellen K also delivers the nightly showbiz gossip round-up ‘Sleeze’.

Seacrest is known to UK audiences through the American Idol TV show which he presents in the States. He previously appeared on GCap Media’s One Network.

“It’s a thrill for me to bring our show to the U.K., a nation so rich in arts, culture and entertainment,” said Seacrest, who also hosts the internationally syndicated American Top 40 radio program heard on nearly 500 stations worldwide. “It’s also exciting to expand our reach internationally. I’m confident we’ll learn and grow, as we have every step of the way since our early days as a small radio show on one Los Angeles station.”

GMG Radio’s Group Programme Director John Simons said: “Ryan Seacrest has a huge following in the UK thanks to American Idol but his radio show is one of the best in the world and I’m delighted we’ll be able to bring it to listeners in the UK every day of the working week – something that’s never been done before.”

0 5 494 07 July, 2011 Station News Thursday, July 7th, 2011

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Stuart Clarkson is Deputy Editor of RadioToday and Freelance Journalist for a number of UK radio stations. Follow him on Twitter @stuartclarkson.

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  1. Person who has worked on UK Seacrest show

    Having worked on a show on UK radio hosted by Seacrest about 3 years ago,
    I can only express my deepest sympathy, to both the author of this inaccurate article and anyone who has to work on this show.


    The article reads as if Ryan Seacrest is appearing on UK radio for the first time. Not strictly true – Ryan Seacrest appeared on a networked show for GWR stations some years back. Maybe the first time for GMG radio stations

  3. gem

    Ellen K. is a DJ that works at the Los Angeles 102.7 KIIS FM radio station whom reads the local Los Angeles weather, local Los Angeles news and reads the intern prepared :60 (Seconds) of Sleaze commonly referred to as the “Sleaze”


  4. Post author
    Stuart Clarkson

    Thanks for your comments – sorry for the mistake, we’ve updated the story to reflect Ryan’s previous work for GCap Media.

    Editor, RadioToday.co.uk

  5. James Macleod

    Can anyone tell me if by carrying the Seacrest show from Premier Networks, whether the deal is also combined with any kind of discounted or incentivised adverting promotions via Clear Channel / Ad shell?

    I’ve noticed that in Australia the show is broadcast by a network owned by APN who are a 50% partnership with Clear Channel. They seem to have a very hefty advertising campaign with APN which promotes the Secrest show, but in turn also the network itself. I was just thinking, whilst the show comes at quite a high cost, if you do get an advertising incentive as part of the deal, it’s a good way to put out a show that comes with all the show biz bells and whistles and rase brand awareness at a lower than normal cost. Personally I hate the show, but theres no doubt there is a massive market for it. 


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