Cumulus Media has named Ty Bentli as the new co-host of America’s Morning Show, replacing Blair Garner. Bentli will join current co-hosts Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks starting on Sept. 6.
Garner will host the new overnight show The Blair Garner Show, debuting this fall. The show marks a return to overnight programming for Garner, who achieved success as host of the long-running nationally syndicated overnight show, After Midnite, which aired from 1993-2013.
Garner’s new overnight show will replace Kickin’ It With Kix. However, show hosts Kix Brooks and Suzanne Alexander will stay on with American Country Countdown, syndicated by Westwood One nationally. Brooks inked an extended multi-year partnership agreement with Cumulus last week.
Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content and Programming/Cumulus Media, said: “These are exciting and dramatic moves. We are fortunate to have such brilliant talent in our company. Blair first approached me a couple months ago with the desire to recreate his successful overnight show on a grand scale and the search for his replacement in the morning began. Ty Bentli has been a part of our company for the past two years as a morning talent in D.C. and has already worked with Kelly and Chuck on the Red Carpet at our award show broadcasts. Kix will continue with his highly successful American Country Countdown and Suzanne Alexander will continue to partner with him. The NASH campus is a stable of talent and superstars.”
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