Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Danny Lands New Gig

Veteran Cleveland radio personality Danny Wright is returning to nationally syndicated radio, and with the help of some other Clevelanders.

Yes, it's Beachwood-based Envision Radio Networks that has officially announced Danny's latest gig - a syndicated weekend show called "The Live Ride". From a press release by the locally-based syndicator:

Envision Radio Networks® is pleased to announce the launch of The Live Ride, a new weekly radio show hosted by country radio veteran Danny Wright.

The Live Ride brings a two hour weekly “concert” to country radio featuring live performances from today’s brightest stars.

Program host Danny Wright punctuates each show with the latest country news, concert information and artist/band interviews.

Danny, the former Clear Channel country WGAR/99.5 Cleveland afternoon drive personality known earlier in his career as "Dancin'" Danny Wright at top 40 then-WGCL/98.5 "G98", spent much of the past decade fronting Jones Radio's overnight nationally syndicated daypart program "All Night with Danny Wright".

It was heard in parts of his former market via Elyria-Lorain Broadcasting country WKFM/96.1 Huron, and on other regional stations, along with hundreds of others nationwide.

Shortly after Jones merged into Dial Global, the new company cancelled "All Night" after a long, successful a spate of consolidation very familiar to those in this business.

Quoting Wright from the release:

“This should be fun - A show that stands out with live cuts combined with my goofy personality? Sign me up! I look forward to entertaining listeners with this unique show and working with Envision makes it all that much better. See you on The Ride!”

Now, as far as we know, Danny is still at least an occasional OMW reader...from his current home in the Seattle area.

For that matter, so is Envision's Matt Wardlaw, who is your point of contact if you're a radio station hoping to sign up Danny's new show. (See the above linked press release for more.)

Our hearty congratulations to Danny on this project, and here's hoping it leads to even more success...


hanthonywayne said...

Cool. Another syndicated weekend show that crowds out any chance a part-timer may have to hone his/her chops on-air (maybe even shape their own 'wacky personality') and work into a full-time job.
I'm sure that Danny, being the nice guy that everyone will say that he is, feels really badly about not giving the same chance he had when he was first starting out to some other newly hired radio compadre, so it's OK.

Shawn said...

Danny, a TRUE class-act, was also one of the afternoon hosts on 3-WE in its pre-WTAM days, when they seemed to switch hosts on a nearly monthly basis. Needless to say he was much more entertaining, intellectual, and professional than what holds down that time-slot today!