Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ELVIS DURAN WELCOMES NEW MORNING HOST

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Z100 ANNOUNCES NEW HIT
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Z100 Legend Elvis Duran



Z100, New York’s Hit Music Station, announced that Bethany Watson will join the “Elvis Duran and The Morning Show” as its new cohost weekday mornings from 6 – 10 a.m. Watson made her debut today alongside Elvis Duran, star of the wildly successful “Elvis Duran and The Morning Show,” on New York’s Z100 and more than 40 other radio stations across the country.

“Elvis Duran and The Morning Show” is the most listened-to Top 40 morning show in the U.S. and is syndicated nationally by Premiere Networks. Broadcasting live from New York's Z100, Watson joins Duran and his on-air crew, while they entertain listeners with up-to-the-minute entertainment and pop culture news, celebrity guests, hit songs, and regular features such as “The Sleaze” gossip segment and the ever-popular prank “Phone Taps.”

Watson was born in Wisconsin and began her entertainment career at the University of Minnesota, where she studied theater and improvisational comedy. After finding herself at a desk job post-graduation, she decided to reach out to her favorite local radio show, “The Dave Ryan in the Morning Show” on 101.3 KDWB in Minneapolis, to apply for a vacant co-host position. Watson landed the job and co-hosted alongside Dave Ryan for more than four years.

“After an exhausting worldwide search, we found her! Bethany brings lots of baggage, but the kind of baggage that makes for a fun, playful and thoughtful co-host,” said Duran. “We can't wait to introduce her to our listeners Monday morning.”






“Bethany has great chemistry with Elvis and the entire Morning Show, which will definitely entertain and engage listeners every morning,” said Sharon Dastur, Program Director, Z100. “After meeting her for the first time, we could tell within the first five minutes that she'd be a perfect fit for the show. We are thrilled to have Bethany join the team.”

Listeners can tune in to Z100 at 6 a.m. to catch Watson’s “Elvis Duran and The Morning Show". Fans can also listen on the station’s website www.z100.com, as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear Channel’s best-in-class customizable digital listening service that delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,000 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs.

“Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” is syndicated in over 50 markets and is the number one Top 40 morning show in the country. The program airs 6-10 EST/5-9 a.m. CDT, Monday through Friday. For more information please visit www.elvisduran.com.

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