We're very happy to announce that America Now with Andy Dean has surpassed the 100th affiliate mark! The News/Talk program, which launched in August 2011, lists the following stations/markets among its recent affiliate additions: WOR-AM/New York; WLAN-AM/Lancaster, Pa.; KEEL-AM/Shreveport, La.; WHYN-AM/Springfield, Mass.; KTSM-AM/El Paso, Texas; and WMAN-AM/FM/Mansfield, Ohio.
In addition, the program’s audience has increased by more than 170% year to year and is currently heard by approximately one million weekly listeners!
LOS ANGELES, October 11, 2012 – Andy Dean joins Larry King’s coverage of the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate on YouTube's Elections Hub channel. Airing live from Los Angeles, Dean joins a roundtable of well-known celebrities and guests, including Meghan McCain, daughter of former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, and Democratic strategist Tanya Acker. Tune in to Ora 2012 with Larry King on YouTube's Elections Hub channel tonight, Oct. 11, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. PT to hear the panel discuss and share their reactions to the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan.
LOS ANGELES, August 28, 2012 -- Andy Dean joins Larry King's coverage of the Republican National Convention and 2012 presidential election on August 29th on YouTube's Elections Hub channel. Airing live from a Los Angeles studio, Dean joins a roundtable of well-known celebrities and guests to be featured on the special series Ora 2012 with Larry King on Wednesday, August 29, from 8 to 9 p.m. PT.
LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2012 – On Thursday, March 22, America Now with Andy Dean welcomed Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for a candid conversation. Andy asked Newt about Ron Paul’s extremist views, the advice Newt would give Romney if Romney becomes the Republican nominee, and the debt challenge facing our country if Obama is re-elected.
Below are some highlights from the interview. Click here to hear the interview in it's entirety.
DEAN: “I'm an anti-Ron Paul guy because his foreign policy's insane. Why doesn't Ron Paul drop out of this race?”
GINGRICH: “Ron Paul is a protest candidate who runs because he runs. He is supported by people who share his extremist views, and they're happily off in their own world. I mean, they're, they're impervious to any kind of argument, and who knows what he's going to do?”
DEAN: “Mr. Speaker, talking about Mitt Romney for a second ... if he does get the nomination, the goal here for everybody is to beat Barack Obama. So, if you were his top strategy advisor, what would you tell him that he needs to start doing to make his case more forcefully against Barack Obama?”
GINGRICH: “Slow the whole race down and pick three or four gigantic themes and never get off of them . You want to pick fights where, where the facts are so heavily on your side, and where the American people are so heavily on your side, that you win... and that requires a slower race, not a faster race...you want to make your case very calmly, very methodically, and have people just decide, you know? That guy is right.”
DEAN: “If Obama gets another four years, are we as a country past the point of no return, where we're never going to be able to pay off all these debts? I mean, how bad could that be? What do you see?”
GINGRICH: “Well, it can be extraordinarily bad because if we get any level of inflation at all, the US government is now the largest debtor in the world...with a very low interest rate, we're going to pay $415 billion this year in interest on the debt, not paying on the debt, just interest on the debt...and if we get very much inflation at all, it's going to take off in a way that is very frightening.”
LOS ANGELES, January 10, 2012 -- America Now with Andy Dean has reached a broadcasting milestone of 50 affiliates. The program, which launched in August 2011, lists the following top stations on its growing roster: WSB-AM/Atlanta, KSTE-AM/Sacramento, WOKV-AM/FM/Jacksonville, WERC-FM/Birmingham, WHIO-AM/FM Dayton, KNST-AM/FM/Tucson and KRMG-AM/FM/Tulsa.
Dean stated, "I wish I could say I'm humbled by my incredible success, but that would be a lie. I expected this, and it's just the beginning. Also, I want to thank the amazing team at Premiere Networks, all of my great affiliates, my parents, God, and Tim Tebow."
Peter Tripi, Premiere Networks SVP of affiliate relations, talk and morning programs, stated: "The rapid growth we've experienced with this program is a testament to Andy's talent, dedication and hard work. We look forward to reaching many more milestones together."
LOS ANGELES, December 7, 2011 -- America Now with Andy Dean added Tucson's KNST-AM 790 and 97.1 FM to its growing list of affiliates on December 6. The program now airs in the 8-10 p.m. MT timeslot.
Dean stated: "I'm conquering America with my radio genius region by region. Tucson, get ready for greatness!" Dean went on to say, "KNST program director Garret Lewis 'gets it' -- I look forward to a long friendship."
After Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain spoke to the packed crowd on the topics of leadership, taxes, spending and foreign policy, the discussion turned to Obamacare, You Decide 2012 and Occupy Wall Street with featured panelists Andy Dean, radio personality Neal Boortz, and former Senior Advisor/Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush and political analyst Karl Rove.
Pictured left to right backstage at Times Union Center: Andy Dean and Karl Rove
Pictured left to right backstage at Times Union Center: Herman Cain and Andy Dean
Additional photos from the event can be viewed here: http://www.wokv.com/gallery/events/station-events/photo-gallery-stand-up-for-america/gJpr/#857541
Beginning November 3, America Now with Andy Dean will broadcast live from 6 - 9 p.m. ET on America's #2 News/Talk station, Jacksonville's News/Talk WOKV -- 690 AM and 106.5 FM (Source: Arbitron, PPM Measured Metros, MF 6a-7p, AQH Share, Adults 25-54).
"Andy is the next star of talk radio! In our first few weeks of airing his show via delay, we had such great feedback that we were compelled to give our listeners a chance to connect with Andy live," stated WOKV Program Director Mike Dorwart. "Andy provides a fantastic mix of meaty insight on important issues with a unique and sharp sense of humor."
Dean, a Florida native, stated: "The great people of Jacksonville are demanding to hear my program live, and I refuse to deny them my genius. I'm extremely excited about joining Mike and the great team at WOKV as they completely dominate the competition."