A.T. 40 || Sunday 10a-2p & 8p-Mid
Ryan Seacrest hosts the nationally syndicated American Top 40 countdown show every week on U93. That’s in addition to his other jobs: host of TV’s American Idol, morning show host on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles and nightly entertainment anchor on the E! Network. || Catch the AT40 Sunday's 10am-2pm and again from 8pm-Midnight! ||
· With his thriving broadcasting career and multiple ventures in media, it's no wonder why Ryan Seacrest is at the forefront of entertainment. While hosting and producing multiple television and radio programs, building his Ryan Seacrest Production Company (RSP) into a viable entity creating content for all media platforms, and investing in a myriad of restaurant ventures, Seacrest is redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur and a quadruple threat in Hollywood. DETAILS magazine crowned him one of its "Mavericks" for 2007. Recently bestowed a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame, the single Seacrest has been twice voted a "Most Eligible Bachelor" by PEOPLE magazine, and he was also included on their coveted "50 Most Beautiful" list. In 2006 and 2007 Seacrest was named in FORBES Magazine's annual "Celebrity 100 Power List," joining Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey and Tiger Woods.
· This year Seacrest joined forces with MTV in a deal to executive produce his next RSP project, "Crash My School," a series to air on the popular youth network. This reality series gives kids the chance to petition their principals with the help of the show's host. Seacrest also served as executive producer for the reality series "Paradise City" for E! Entertainment, which followed young hopefuls trying to achieve success in Las Vegas.
· In June, Seacrest signed a yearlong deal with Procter & Gamble to be the spokesman for Crest and Scope. This partnership includes print and broadcast advertising, in-store promotions and appearances, and all interactive media. In addition, Seacrest took this opportunity to raise funds for one of his esteemed charities, Operation Smile. Operation Smile is a worldwide children's medical charity whose network of global medical personal and physicians provide free reconstructive surgery to underprivileged children with facial deformities and other dental needs.
· Seacrest will next be seen returning as host the seventh season of Fox Television's #1 hit show, "American Idol." With his winning personality, the series has continued to climb in ratings to become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, making Ryan Seacrest a household name in the process.
· Seacrest recently gained critical acclaim for his scene-stealing cameo in the summer blockbuster hit KNOCKED UP. The film, which is currently in theaters, shows audiences a different side of Seacrest when he launches into a riotous rant denouncing the superficial workings of the entertainment industry.
· In January 2006, the multitasking Seacrest signed an agreement with E! Networks calling for an extensive on-air presence as well as broad development and production under the banner of RSP, which is housed at E!'s headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. He currently serves as managing editor and lead anchor for "E! News," with Giuliana DePandi, and as executive producer and host of the network's popular "Live From the Red Carpet" specials, which cover the most exclusive red carpets in Hollywood.
· Seacrest also reaches millions through the world's most popular radio countdown show, "American Top 40," which he took over from radio legend Casey Kasem. "American Top 40" remains an institution in radio, and with Seacrest taking the reins, it broadcasts on more stations and in larger markets than ever before. Since his debut, the show has more than doubled its listenership. Radio stations nationwide access the show via satellite or the Internet, ensuring the most up-to-the minute music chart information.
· Locally, Seacrest took over the most coveted radio position in Los Angeles three years ago on its Top 40 radio powerhouse 102.7 KIIS-FM. Since the February 2004 debut of "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," the program has become the #1 most popular morning show in L.A., broadcasting daily from 5:00 AM - 10:00 AM.
· At the end of 2005, Seacrest signed a long-term deal to executive produce and co-host "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin'Eve," broadcast live from New York's Times Square on ABC. Seacrest will move over to ABC in a multi-year deal to occupy the co-host position and eventually take over as sole host when Clark decides to step down. The show traditionally out-rates all of the other network competitive programming combined, and for many years has been the highest rated entertainment program for the entire week surrounding New Year's. Since, Seacrest's involvement, the show has spiked in network rating and won the night for viewership.
· Seacrest often serves as guest host of CNN's prestigious news program, "Larry King Live," with all episodes earning high ratings. In a recent New York Times interview, Larry King named Seacrest his first choice as a successor when he decides to step down. Seacrest also frequents the hosting chair on "Live with Regis and Kelly." In addition to his hosting credits, he has been part of important campaigns for Coca-Cola and Cingular Wireless through "American Idol." Coca-Cola renewed their partnership with Ryan Seacrest and "American Idol" in their sixth season, where they debuted new commercials during the program and offered fans a fully integrated on-line program, where fans could reach out to members of the cast.
· His entrepreneurial endeavors under the RSP umbrella, in addition to the production of broadcast media, include part ownership in many Los Angeles and Las Vegas hotspots. Currently Seacrest is a part owner of such popular restaurants as Katana, Sushi Roku and Boa.
· Originally from Atlanta, Ryan Seacrest's professional career in broadcasting began at the age of sixteen when he applied for an internship at one of Atlanta's top radio stations, WSTR-STAR 94. While working at STAR 94 he finished high school and went on to attend the University of Georgia where he majored in Journalism. During his freshman year in college, he was offered his first television show as the host of ESPN's "Radical Outdoor Challenge," in which athletes competed against one another for cash prizes. Ryan Seacrest currently resides in Los Angeles.