PopCrush Top 25 Countdown to kick off, counting down the biggest pop songs of the week and voted on by listeners using the PopCrush mobile app.
The countdown will be hosted by multimedia star Donny Meacham, who has been a writer for OK! Magazine, a TV host for Reelz TV, a podcaster for iHeartMedia, and a radio personality for SiriusXM and Press Communications. Los Angeles-based but Louisiana-born Donny is a Southern boy living in a Hollywood world, with a passion for telling people’s stories with humor, heart and a little sass.
He is a “dating expert” who uses a little tough love to help people love themselves and others. On Saturday nights, the show amps up after the countdown with a Three Hour Hit Mix from DJ Digital, host of the Morning Buzz on Hot 107.9 in Lafayette, Louisiana, and an official DJ of the New Orleans Saints.
On Sunday nights, the countdown is followed by three more hours of the hottest songs in pop and Donny’s signature commentary on celebrity news and pop culture trends. PopCrush Weekends (Hot AC Version) offers 5 hours of today’s top hits and the best throwbacks from the ‘00s, combined with fun and irreverent insights on pop culture and lifestyle from trendsetting Nashville personality Lauryn Snapp, formerly of ‘CMT Radio Live’ and ‘After Midnite with Cody Alan.’
Townsquare Media Chief Content Officer Jared Willig comments on the new shows, “We are tremendously proud of our format-leading music brands PopCrush, Loudwire, XXL, Taste of Country, and Ultimate Classic Rock, which are truly 360-degree multimedia brands that influence millions of passionate music fans every day on multiple platforms online and on-air. We are also very grateful for our ongoing partnership with Compass Media Networks, which now extends our already popular syndicated radio shows onto the weekends to entertain audiences seven days a week.”
Townsquare SVP/Programming and Content Kurt Johnson added, “These shows will become a regular destination for our weekend listeners. Each show is curated by an expert programmer, hosted by a compelling and engaging host, and woven with info and entertainment from the leading music websites in the world.”
Adam Wilbur, SVP of Affiliate Sales for Compass Media Networks said, “Our ability to deliver quality, reliable weekend programming along with some of the most well-known online brands for music fans in these formats should give radio station listeners and programmers a chance to settle in and enjoy the community we are building.”
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