The Hollywood 5 Goes Worldwide

Nov 01, 2011, 09:27 ET from Yea! Network / Kidd Kraddick in the Morning

Yea! Network, Cumulus Media Networks, Radar Online and American Forces Network Partner to Provide Celebrity Countdown Show and Pop Culture News To U.S. Troops Abroad

DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2011  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YEA! Network announced today that The Hollywood 5 will be will be carried via American Forces Radio to members of the U.S. Military serving abroad and their families in more than 178 countries and on all U.S. ships at sea. Since its inception in 1942, American Forces Network has provided U.S. troops stationed overseas with entertainment and news programming from home. The Hollywood 5 is hosted by Kidd Kraddick of the nationally syndicated radio program, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, and Hollywood insider and entertainment reporter, Jonathan Hyla. The weekend entertainment show counts down the biggest celebrity stories of the week and will provide troops with a mix of celebrity news, information and music.

Yea! Chairman Kidd Kraddick said his show has been "focused on remembering" our troops for the past five years. "When we partnered with AFN to deliver our morning show to these brave men and women serving our country, I was honored to know we would be bringing a small measure of fun and a sense of home to their day," said Kraddick. "Now we're teaming with AFN once again to take The Hollywood 5 to our soldiers and their families and provide them with some weekend entertainment as well. Everyone on our team is committed to this wonderful segment of our audience and the work they do to protect our nation."

"The Kraddick team has been a true friend to AFN and a phenomenal partner in serving America's heroes," said Jef Reilly, Director of American Forces Radio Network. "Kidd's morning show fits perfectly on AFN's Hot AC station and we know The Hollywood 5 will attract a legion of weekend listeners. AFN is extremely fortunate to have Kidd and his crew on our programming roster and we're pleased to be expanding their role on our airwaves."

About The Hollywood 5:
With the help of their celebrity friends and Hollywood insiders, The Hollywood 5 gives pop-culture fans exclusive celebrity interviews, inside scoops, opinions and the 5 biggest stories of the week. For more information on how to add this show to your station, contact Mark or Maureen Be a fan of the show at

About Yea! Network:
Yea! Network syndicates the most-listened to contemporary morning show in America, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, and pop-culture weekend show, The Hollywood 5. Kidd Kraddick in the Morning is heard on more than 85 stations across the country and on American Forces Radio weekdays from 6-10a CT. KiddTV, webcasting daily on Ustream, is the #1 Morning Radio Program in the world with over 17 million channel views. Be a fan of the show at

About American Forces Network:
AFRTS is the American Forces Radio and Television Service. It is part of the Department of Defense, and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The AFRTS mission is to communicate Department of Defense policies, priorities, programs, goals and initiatives. AFRTS provides stateside radio and television programming, "a touch of home," to U.S. service men and women, DoD civilians, and their families serving outside the continental United States.

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