“Dish Nation” renewed through 2013-2014 season

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The half-hour entertainment news program featuring the leading drive-time radio personalities from across the nation has been renewed on the Fox Television Stations. “Dish Nation” will also return on Sinclair, Tribune, Cox, Meredith, Local TV and Lin stations.


“Dish Nation” is a daily program highlighting the nation’s funniest radio shows; riffing on what’s hot and happening that day in pop culture.  A fresh, new format, “Dish Nation” gives a comedic twist to the news that’s on everyone’s minds.  Whether the latest on celebrity couples, breaking entertainment news, hot pop culture moments or what happened on reality TV the night before- the “Dish Nation” personalities rotating from Atlanta, New York, and Dallas offer their outrageous regional perspectives each day, 52 weeks a year.

In the most recent ratings period, “Dish Nation” now tops all new first-run programs, including “Steve Harvey” and “Katie Couric”, ranking #1 among Adults 18-34 and is tied for #1 among Adults 18-49.

“Dish Nation’s” radio teams include Atlanta’s Rickey Smiley Morning Show, heard locally on Atlanta’s WHTA and syndicated in over 60 markets nationwide. It is hosted by Rickey Smiley and features Ebony Steele, Headkrack, Rock-T, Gary with da Tea; New York’s The Big Show with Scott & Todd on WPLJ (hosted by Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill; featuring Cooper Lawrence and Joe Pardavila); Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, based out of Dallas, Texas and hosted by Kidd Kraddick, and featuring Kellie Rasberry, Jenna, Big Al Mack and J-Si; plus, additional guest radio personalities.


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Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.

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  1. Wow, I am thrilled that Dish Nation is renewed. I just got the news about Kidd Kraddick and my heart just sunk. He was such a hilarious DJ, although I preferred him with the lighter hair color the darker color made him look like he was wearing a wig! RIP Kidd, you will be missed!!! Will Scott and Todd return? I hope so because they put a touch on Dish Nation that tickled my soul, so please let the fans of the show know if this will happened and with the death of Kidd Kraddick will the others stay on the air and on Dish Nation!

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