You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Ryan Seacrest’s Future on the Radio: Still Live in Los Angeles?

Ryan Seacrest continues to be the hardest-working man in show business.

The one-man entertainment juggernaut – who was named co-host on ABC’s newly re-named “Live with Kelly and Ryan” daytime talk show – will continue to hold forth on his weekday slot at “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” iHeartRadio’s nationally syndicated Top 40 Los Angeles station KIIS-FM, which reaches a cumulative monthly audience of nearly 35 million as well as his weekly American Top 40 countdown. To that end, the radio conglom has constructed a studio in New York at ABC headquarters, where he’ll relocate the show, which will continue to be heard live at the same time it always has, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. PT.

Seacrest beat out a number of contenders for the coveted seat next to Ripa – vacated by Michael Strahan in April 2016, in a much-publicized (and controversial) move to ABC’s “Good Morning America” — including Anderson Cooper, Fred Savage, and Jerry O’Connell, who all auditioned for the slot.

Seacrest’s production companies – Ryan Seacrest Productions and Ryan Seacrest Enterprises — will remain in L.A., producing the likes of E!’s “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and NBC’s Jennifer Lopez-starrer “Shades of Blue,” as will his fashion line Ryan Seacrest Distinction and charitable Ryan Seacrest Foundation. He will remain as host for ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” which he took over full-time when its namesake died in 2012, as well as heading E!’s Oscar, Grammys, and Golden Globes coverage.

Seacrest’s connection with Ripa goes back to 2005, when the two co-hosted ABC’s “Disney Christmas Parade” special. Seacrest has been with KIIS since 2004 when he replaced the popular Rick Dees in mornings. The move comes after iHeartMedia re-upped its other morning star, Z100’s Elvis Duran, amidst reports the company threatens to file for bankruptcy in its latest financial results if its creditors don’t back off their demands.

iHeartMedia released the following statement: “Ryan Seacrest is a great multi-platform performer, and we are excited for his new venture back into a regular TV schedule. This is great for his career and great for radio, and we believe his KIIS-FM morning show will benefit from his daily television presence.”

More Music

  • AMERICAN IDOL - "218 (Season Finale)"

    Adam Lambert Does Double Performing Duty on 'Idol' as New Winner is Crowned

    A new “American Idol” winner was crowned Sunday night, but not before Adam Lambert returned to the stage for the season finale for a pair of performances that included his new single and a duet with eliminated contestant Dimitrius Graham Sunday. The show concluded with Louisiana teen Laine Hardy showered in confetti as he was [...]

  • Beyonce Emilia Clarke

    Emilia Clarke Worried Beyonce Would Hate Daenerys After 'Game of Thrones'' Final Season

    After eight seasons as the Mother of Dragons, “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke has a lot of celebrity fans. But the most impressive? Probably Queen Bey. In a New Yorker interview posted after Sunday night’s series finale, Clarke revealed that she met Beyonce at an Oscars after-party hosted by the musician and her husband, [...]

  • Zia McCabe, Brent DeBoer, Courtney Taylor-Taylor,

    Concert Review: The Dandy Warhols Need No Confetti at 25th Anniversary Show

    When the Dandy Warhols released their first album in 1995, the year’s bestselling record came from Hootie and the Blowfish. Suffice it to say, a lot has changed in the music industry and the world since Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Peter Holmström met in Portland, Oregon and decided to form a band. Yet on Saturday night [...]

  • John Mayer Madonna

    The College Dropouts: John Mayer, Madonna Among Music Stars Who Didn't Graduate

    It’s commencement time at colleges coast to coast, which means seeing successful musicians at podiums receiving honorary degrees — among them, Justin Timberlake at Berklee College of Music and Jon Bon Jovi at the University of Pennsylvania. But the music world is full of stars who never matriculated and still managed to come in at [...]

  • ‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’ Acquired

    ‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’ Acquired by Showtime for U.S.

    Polygram Entertainment, Universal Music Group’s film and television division, along with Capitol Music Group, Motown Records and Fulwell 73 announced today that “Hitville: The Making of Motown” has been acquired by Showtime for release in North America with plans for a fall premiere, and Altitude for theatrical release in the UK and Ireland. The feature-length [...]

  • Dimitri Vegas

    Dimitri Vegas Talks 'Rambo V: Last Blood' Role, Working With Sylvester Stallone

    Dimitri Thivaios, better known as dance music’s Dimitri Vegas, is taking his skills beyond the DJ booth, picking up a major film role in the forthcoming “Rambo V: Last Blood.” The Belgium-born Thivaios, who headlines massive EDM festivals like Tomorrowland with his brother Michael (they perform under the banner Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike), has [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content