All Access is reporting that Premiere Network “After MidNite with Blair Garner” syndicated radio host Blair Garner is being wooed by Cumulus Media for wake-up duties at WNSH 94.7 Nash-FM New York. Garner a three-time Academy of Country Music Air Personality of the Year and Marconi award winner would originate the show in Nashville giving him access to Country music’s biggest stars. Cumulus’ plans to expand the “NASH-FM” nationally would put Garner in direct competition with Premiere Networks recently launched Bobby Bones in the country music morning wars.
*UPDATE* It’s official…Blair Garner will debut on Country WNSH-FM (NASH FM 94.7) New York beginning later this month, live from 6-10am weekdays. Garner will be joined by co-hosts Terri Clark, Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks and Lee Ann Womack. The team from “America’s Morning Show” joins existing air personalities Kelly Ford and Jesse Addy on NASH FM 94.7.
The New York market radio program will feature a mix of Country hits, in-studio interviews with Country music stars and news about the Country lifestyle — with New York City area traffic, weather and information updated throughout the show. “America’s Morning Show” will originate live from Nashville before a studio audience, with frequent broadcasts from NASH FM 94.7 studios in New York.
“The collection of talent assembled for America’s Morning Show is without equal. This show will bring the superstars of country to listeners in an authentic entertaining way not done before,” said Cumulus Executive VP/co-COO John Dickey.
“I am thrilled to begin waking up the New York area’s Country listeners on NASH FM 94.7 with an uplifting Country start to the day,” Garner said. “New Yorkers are embracing NASH FM in an amazing way and I look forward to bringing the Country music lifestyle to the Big Apple straight from Nashville.”