Dr. Oz and iHeartMedia Announce Expanded Partnership
Deal Includes Continued "Daily Dose" Segments, Weekly Presence on iHeartMedia Stations and Premiere Networks Syndicated Programs, Commentary on Breaking Health News and a Dedicated 24/7 iHeartRadio Station
NEW YORK, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dr. Oz Show and iHeartMedia announced today they have expanded their partnership, increasing Dr. Oz's robust radio presence across iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations and on iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music and streaming radio service.
"Radio is both an important companion and part of people's daily routines, and making health part of that routine will help empower listeners to make healthy choices throughout their day," said Mehmet Oz M.D., host of The Dr. Oz Show. "Having worked with iHeartMedia for years, I know that everyone there, including the hosts, genuinely cares about the health of their listeners. I am thrilled and honored to expand my relationship with the entire iHeartMedia family."
Dr. Oz has been a regular guest on many of iHeartMedia's nationally-syndicated shows since The Dr. Oz Show launch in 2009. This deal will expand that relationship, with Dr. Oz becoming a regular go-to health news expert delivering analysis of breaking national and local news events across a number of the company's local stations and major nationally-syndicated morning programs, including Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, The Johnjay & Rich Show, the Bobby Bones Show and the Kane Show.
Dr. Oz will also provide listeners with a :60 second short form "Daily Dose" radio feature which will be syndicated across select Premiere Networks affiliates, as well as hosting a 24/7 station on iHeartRadio that includes both archival and custom content.
"Health and wellness is top-of-mind for our listeners, and we want to address both their curiosity and the social responsibility involved in discussing health topics -- whether it's news, tips or caller questions," said Darren Davis, President of iHeartRadio and iHeartMedia Networks. "For many years, Dr. Oz has been our go-to source for health discussion and information -- and we know our listeners love him in any format -- so we are thrilled with our expanded relationship with Dr. Oz and his well-known and trusted brand."
About The Dr. Oz Show
The three-time Daytime Emmy® award-winning "The Dr. Oz Show," hosted by the three-time Daytime Emmy award-winning host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is now in its sixth season. "The Dr. Oz Show," which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide, debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in over a decade in daytime television.
Dr. Oz, the world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU: Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". Dr. Oz launched his magazine The Good Life with Hearst Corporation in spring 2014. He has a regular column in TIME Magazine and O The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 40 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored more than 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.
Cleared in over 99% of the country, "The Dr. Oz Show" is produced by Harpo Productions and distributed by SPT. "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Mindy Borman and Amy Chiaro.
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 600 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.
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