Westwood One and CMT: Country Music Television will launch the CMT Radio Network July 1. The service will offer affiliate radio stations a daily, produced entertainment report from Nashville and a range of products and services tailored to country radio and its listeners. Long-form programming on the network will include CMT Inside Fame and CMT's Country Countdown with Lon Helton.
"The CMT Radio Network links the power of country radio's 40 million weekly listeners with CMT's
60 million homes," says Brian Philips, CMT's senior vice president/general manager. "We're thrilled with radio's response
to our new network, and we'll work hard to deliver fresh, compelling programming and access to the stars." More