Ty Bentli Named New “America’s Morning Show” Host, Blair Garner Back to Overnights

Cumulus Media’s nationally syndicated “America’s Morning Show” adds Ty Bentli as the new co-host beginning September 6th. Bentli replaces Blair Garner, who moves to overnight to host the newly created “The Blair Garner Show.” It is a return to overnights for Garner, who hosted the long-running nationally syndicated “After Midnite” from 1993 until 2013. The new overnight show replaces “Kickin it With Kix,” as Kix Brooks transitions to focus on Westwood One’s syndicated “American Country Countdown.”

“This opportunity is a godsend for me and my family,” said Garner. “My kids staged what amounted to an intervention. They candidly shared that they were unhappy with how little ‘Dad Time’ they were getting. It rattled me. Mary Benner and Mike McVay were beyond understanding and graciously agreed to swing me back into my home turf of working overnights. I can’t think of many companies that would accommodate such a request. But it’s a new Cumulus, and they care about their family members. I’m so incredibly grateful to get to continue with the work that I love, and to show my kids that nothing will ever take priority over them.”

New “America’s Morning Show” host Bentli, who teams up with AM holdovers Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks said, “My wife and I have spent the last several weeks attempting to explain to our three-year-old how awesome life has just become. We listed the trillion things we love about Nashville, and threw NASH dance parties in our living room.”

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