Rick Dees moves to Compass Media


Rick DeesCompass Media Networks & Marketing has struck an agreement with Dees Entertainment for affiliate and ad sales for all of the Rick Dees programming – primarily weekly countdown shows and daily long form program Daily Dees (4-5 hours of daily programming that music stations ranging from CHR, Hot AC, and AC broadcast to fill a primetime dayparts). Dees was previously with Dial Global.

Compass CEO Peter Kosann tells RBR-TVBR: “For Compass, this is another great brand that we are adding to our platform which includes over 200 play-by-play sporting events, long form talk (Lars Larson, Todd Schnitt, Norman Goldman), short form (business reports voiced by Ron Insana, home improvement tips voiced by Bob Vila), and music shows like Off The Record, Out of Order, Skratch N Sniff, The Deep End, Eddie Trunk Rocks, MG Kelly.”

Dees Entertainment produces programming hosted by award winning entertainer Rick Dees including the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown, The Daily Dees show, Rick Dees Commercial Free Hour, “Where Are They Now”, “Planet Of The Apps”, as well as the Countdown of the 90’s, and Countdown of the 80’s.

“We are thrilled to join Compass Media,” said Rick Dees, CEO of Dees Entertainment. “Our portfolio of programming and points of distribution continue to expand and we look to reach our listeners via traditional radio, mobile, and the internet.”

“Rick Dees is a legendary broadcaster with a tremendous brand and fan following,” adds Kosann. “We look forward to working with the top national advertisers in America to help them benefit through an association with Dees Entertainment.”

“We are excited to continue building the Oasis Brand and Rick Dees is big part of growing our audience in Las Vegas.  I love the attention we are receiving from Dees and his dedication AND commitment to connecting our brand to the community is phenomenal. We plan to get Dees more involved with the station and I hope to make him a bigger part of the content delivered on KOAS in 2013. Dees talent and experience is unmatched.  We are fortunate to have Rick Dees on the KOAS team,” said John Candelaria PD of KOAS -FM. “We look forward to continuing to work with Rick and Compass.”