“The PHP: Perez Hilton Podcast” To Be Featured Exclusively On Play.it®;
“Radio Perez” Celebrity News Update Expands To 20 CBS RADIO Stations
CBS RADIO today announced media mogul and celebrated web/TV/radio personality, Perez Hilton is partnering with the major market broadcaster on a variety of content initiatives, including the launch of an exclusive podcast to be featured on Play.it®, the podcast network that brings together digital-exclusive programming from major brands and publishers, as well as content from CBS RADIO and CBS Local Digital Media.
Furthermore, “Radio Perez,” Hilton’s daily celebrity news feature, syndicated by C Student Entertainment, will now be heard on 20 CBS RADIO stations nationwide.
Available for download or on-demand listening beginning Today, July 16, “The PHP: Perez Hilton Podcast” gives listeners the latest celebrity news while also highlighting Hilton’s funny, outrageous and insightful thoughts on the week’s hottest gossip. Hilton is joined weekly by Chris Booker, 97.1 AMP Radio (KAMP-FM) afternoon drive host and entertainment personality, along with other surprise celebrity co-hosts, guests and friends in a roundtable discussion. Fans can listen to the podcast every Thursday on Play.it or through iTunes.
In addition to KAMP-FM (Los Angeles) and WBBM-FM (Chicago), the “Radio Perez” entertainment and gossip update will be added to WBMP-FM (New York), KMVQ-FM (San Francisco), KVIL-FM (Dallas), KKHH-FM (Houston), WIAD-FM (Washington, D.C.), and other CBS RADIO stations. A full list can be found here.
“Excited does not begin to describe my overflowing enthusiasm for my new partnership with CBS RADIO,” said Hilton. “FUN is a great way to describe ‘The PHP: Perez Hilton Podcast’ on Play.it. I put a lot of thought into my co-host and I could not have chosen anyone better than Chris Booker. He and I have electric chemistry, and I can guarantee listeners will agree as we chat everything pop culture and dig deep into the trending topics of the week.”
“As if that weren’t awesome enough, I am so honored and grateful that CBS RADIO has added ‘Radio Perez,’ to 18 new stations,” Hilton continued. “FAB is what this all is! So fab and fun!”
“Our relationship with Perez is a terrific example of our audiences’ passion for unique and engaging content suited for their on-demand lifestyle, as well as their desire for compelling entertainment news heard live on their favorite FM music stations,” said Chris Oliviero, Executive Vice President of Programming for CBS RADIO. “This combined platform of Play.it and major market radio stations will provide Perez with another outstanding opportunity to stay connected to his loyal fans.”
About CBS RADIO
CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in music, news and sports radio. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets – including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio – as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO produces original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming that reaches audiences on-air, online and through mobile devices, via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, Radio.com, Play.it and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging easier than ever before. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com.
About Perez Hilton
Since launching the celebrity entertainment blog PerezHilton.com in 2004, Hilton has created a media empire that spans across online, publishing, television, radio, music and live events. In addition to his PerezHilton.com blog, which has become one of the leading sources for celebrity news amassing over 300 million hits a month, Hilton runs five additional digital properties focused on fashion, fitness, family, animals and a mobile app. He has published three books, and is the father of two beautiful children. Hilton was named the #1 Web Celeb in 2007, 2008, and 2009 by Forbes Magazine, one of the 15 most influential Hispanics in the US by People en Espanol, the 2009 Hispanic of the Year by Hispanic Magazine, one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People of 2007’ and as a tastemaker, Newsweek has compared his influence on the music scene to Oprah’s book club. “Radio Perez” is syndicated by C Student Entertainment, a boutique cross-platform media company founded by Steve Lehman and Andy Schuon. C Student Entertainment syndicates Perez Hilton internationally.