ABC Radio, Skyview Networks, and Front and Center Entertainment are introducing two new programs exclusively for the Country and Rock formats: Front and Center Sessions and The Speakeasy Sessions. Both series will feature 12 two-hour programs that are being produced exclusively for ABC Radio and based on the critically acclaimed public television programs, Front and Center and Speakeasy.
Front and Center has featured country music stars, including Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Ronnie Dunn, Jennifer Nettles, Clint Black, Luke Combs and Kane Brown. The Speakeasy Sessions brings conversations, stories, and insights from various icons of rock and roll, including Joe Elliott, Roger Waters, John Mellencamp, Billy Gibbons and Geddy Lee. In a unique twist, the artists are interviewed by a person of their choosing, creating intimate, revealing moments.
“Front and Center and Speakeasy have both set a high bar for insightful, entertaining and engaging music programming,” said Executive Producer of Front and Center, Don Maggi. “We felt that, beyond just television, these shows would thrive on radio.”
“We are excited to work with today’s greatest performers in country and classic rock music,” said Steve Jones, VP and General Manager of ABC Radio. “We’re taking a wealth of content and weaving it into fast-paced radio programming that features great music, riveting behind-the-scenes stories, and never before shared anecdotes from some of the biggest country and rock stars.”
Each month, affiliates will receive one two-hour program with music performances and daily thirty-second vignettes of never released interview material. For affiliation information, contact Heidi Oringer at 212.456.5541 or [email protected].