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ABC Radio, Skyview Networks to Syndicate Dana Cortez


ABC Radio and Skyview Networks
ABC Radio and Skyview Networks
ABC Radio and Skyview Networks will syndicate "The Dana Cortez Show," a five-hour entertainment programming for CHR, Rhythmic and Hip Hop music formats. The program features an ensemble cast -- including DJ Automatic, her executive producer and husband, comedian Anthony Almanzar and Cortez. She's one of the first Latinas to host a nationally syndicated show. The collaboration is the first result of ABC Radio's and Skyview Networks' joint syndication and sales initiative announced in April.

"Partnering with ABC Radio and Skyview Networks is the realization of a lifelong dream," said Cortez. "From day one, Steve Jones and his team have championed having a female host as the lead for their morning syndication. It sends a very powerful message and I'm excited to help pave the way. Today's audience expects authenticity, there are no secrets between us and nothing is off limits. Every morning is brimming with culture and content. Originality is at the core of everything we do. We believe our show is radio reimagined. It's not what we do, it's how we do it."

"Dana is a transformational talent whose voice connects with a very broad audience and women in particular," said ABC Radio VP/General Manager Steve Jones. "We are extremely proud to syndicate The Dana Cortez Show and help Dana, DJ Automatic and Anthony A. entertain more listeners and drive affiliate revenue."

"When we started this collaboration with ABC Radio, The Dana Cortez Show is exactly the type of gold we were hoping to find, programs and personality with momentum, on the rise," added President Skyview Networks Ken Thiele. "Congratulations to the show and we welcome them to the family."

"When you spend time with Dana, DJ Automatic and Anthony, they just exude pop culture. The show delivers a key demographic, millennials, it's an area where we plan on excelling for our agencies this upfront season," said Skyview Networks Executive VP/GM Jeanne-Marie Condo. "Custom integrations are very important to our agencies and their clients and The Dana Cortez Show adds another dynamic layer of experiences we bring to the table."

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