PREMIERE NETWORKS AND BEATPORT ANNOUNCE
THE EVOLUTION BEATPORT SHOW WITH PETE TONG
Premiere Networks and BEATPORT, an SFX Entertainment company and the principal online destination for electronic music culture, today announced the launch of The Evolution Beatport Show with Pete Tong. The new program reflects the rebranding and expansion of the Premiere-syndicated program Evolution with Pete Tong, which launched in May 2013 and currently broadcasts weekly on more than 80 stations nationwide, including Z100 in New York, 102.7 KIIS-FM in Los Angeles and 103.5 KISS-FM in Chicago, in addition to iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s industry-leading digital radio service.
Effective immediately, the popular electronic dance music (EDM) program has expanded from one hour to two hours weekly. Iconic radio DJ Pete Tong now also features exclusive content, breaking music news and releases, DJ chart updates and the top dance tracks from BEATPORT. Tong continues to present his essential new tune of the week and feature guest mixes from EDM’s biggest stars, while showcasing the best music from the biggest and most influential DJs, artists and dance music producers in the world.
“I’m very excited to be teaming up with Beatport and extending my national show to two hours,” stated Tong. “It’s an important step in bringing more great electronic dance music to a mass audience and I’m sure the start of a special relationship with a great strategic partner.”
“For ten years, Beatport has been at the center of electronic music culture, providing a unique destination for DJs and producers to not only buy and sell their music, but also build their careers,” said Clark Warner, Beatport’s Executive Creative Director. “We are thrilled to partner with the industry’s foremost tastemaker, Pete Tong, and with Premiere Networks and iHeartRadio, to bring dance music to an even larger audience and provide even more opportunities for DJs and producers to reach new fans.”
“The launch of The Evolution Beatport Show with Pete Tong is an expression of our continued commitment to provide new and innovative entertainment programming,” stated Jennifer Leimgruber, Premiere Networks EVP of Programming. “Beatport and Pete Tong bring such incredible depth of knowledge and expertise in EDM, and we look forward to providing an even greater platform to connect fans with their favorite music and artists, and to providing unique and valuable opportunities for radio stations and brand partners to connect with consumers.”
The Evolution Beatport Show with Pete Tong is a result of the innovative marketing and content partnership between SFX Entertainment, Inc. and Premiere’s parent company, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. In addition to hosting The Evolution Beatport Show, Tong will continue to host BBC Radio 1’s renowned Pete Tong Show and the Essential Mix radio show, as well as All Gone Pete Tong, which can be heard daily on Evolution 93.5 in Miami, as well as iHeartRadio’s Evolution channel. For more information, please visit http://www.petetong.com/.
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