Westwood One Announces New Syndicated Radio Show, Nights with Elaina, debuting February 3rd

Rebranded Night Show to Reflect Contemporary Country-Music Lifestyle

NEW YORK, NY – January 08, 2020 – Cumulus Media’s Westwood One announces a new syndicated radio show, Nights with Elaina, hosted by award-winning radio and podcast host Elaina Smith, launching on February 3, 2020. Nights with Elaina will be a fast-paced escape from the craziness of the day, a place to laugh, get real and have fun, listener interaction, and, most importantly, listen to great music alongside the biggest names in Country music.   

Elaina has become one of the strongest female presences in Country Radio, having hosted shows in San Diego, Florida, and on over 100 stations simultaneously on NASH Nights Live, as well as hosting the syndicated weekend show, With Elaina and the award-winning podcast Breaking Thru with Elaina. Elaina is laser-focused on bringing her listeners as close as possible to Nashville and their favorite country personalities; she has interviewed more artists and performers than most broadcasters do in their entire career.  

“I’ve been lucky enough to have spent the last six years of my life with the best country music fans in the nation every single weeknight, and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to continue connecting with them with a new show, Nights with Elaina,” said Elaina Smith. “If there is one thing I’ve learned that listeners and stars have in common, it’s that we’re all just trying to figure out life and have fun while doing it.” 

“Today’s Country music genre is young, fresh and modern, and Nights with Elaina fits the bill perfectly,” said Charles Steinhauer, Chief Operating Officer, Westwood One.  “Elaina is a force of nature when it comes to connecting with her listeners and some of the biggest names in entertainment today. She’s ‘always-on’ and available to be heard every weekday night, over the weekend, and on-demand with her podcast and socials, making Elaina the quintessential modern broadcast personality.”

For more information on Nights with Elaina and how it can serve your station, contact Country@westwoodone.com.  

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About Westwood One

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, and the Academy of Country Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.  

About Elaina Smith

Elaina is a two-time Gracie Award winning, CMA and ACM nominated broadcaster, who added “actress” to her resume when she was asked to appear as herself opposite Hayden Panettiere on CMT’s Nashville. You might also recognize her voice as the newest addition to the ACM Awards announcing team on CBS. Elaina is also the host of the award-winning podcast, “Breaking Thru with Elaina,” a female-focused podcast that has featured in-depth conversations with artists like Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, and Maren Morris.

In 2019, she launched a brand-new syndicated weekend show on the Westwood One Network, “With Elaina.” With the genre becoming more mainstream, Elaina chats with the biggest stars in Country Music about their life, pop culture, nostalgia, and so much more. She also highlights her own life and gives real perspective on whatever is happening in the world. Some of her celebrity co-hosts have included Garth Brooks, Thomas Rhett, and Keith Urban. Elaina kicked off the new decade being named one of Radio Ink’s “30 and under Superstars,” and by launching a brand-new syndicated show, “Nights with Elaina.” Find her @ElainaDSmith across social media.


Suzy Schultz | Westwood One | sschultz@westwoodone.com | (212) 419.2905