Premiere Networks announced Andy Dean has decided to step down as host of America Now on 8/8, to focus on some exciting projects in the works. Details regarding a new host for the popular News/Talk program will be announced after the Labor Day holiday. Joe Pags, host of the Premiere Networks-syndicated The Weekend, as well as The Joe Pags Show on WOAI-AM/San Antonio, KPRC-AM/Houston, KHOW-AM/Denver and KEX-AM/Portland, will serve as guest host of America Now beginning 8/11.
Said Dean: “Julie Talbott and Premiere Networks have been wonderful to me, and I am extremely grateful. I have to step down to run my technology company full-time. I started ConnectPal.com to help radio stations and hosts make more money, and the company has grown so fast, it is now expanding to all content creators. The idea is simple – anyone can create a profile on ConnectPal, then you post any type of content (podcasts, video, etc.) on your profile – and then you set a monthly price for people to see your profile. This allows any person or station to have a Glenn Beck-style subscription business in less than 60 seconds at no cost. The future of content creation will thrive with more paying subscribers, and there needs to be an open platform to connect providers with subscribers. And yes, we have a referral program. Please email [email protected] to collect a referral bonus.”
Added Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott: “Andy is a tremendous talent and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past three years with America Now. We wish him all the best as he starts this new chapter of his career.”
Dean joined Premiere Networks for the launch of America Now in August 2011. Today, the program featuring discussion on the news and information that matters most to the daily lives of Americans reaches 130 affiliates nationwide. Broadcasting live on weekdays from 3 – 6 p.m. PT/6 – 9 p.m. ET, America Now can also be heard on iHeartRadio and AmericaNowRadio.com.
Dean can be reached directly via his personal email at [email protected] Fans can subscribe to his ConnectPal profile where he will continue to broadcast his program 2-3 times a week – https://www.connectpal.com/andydean.