Anthony “Antman” Allen Joins "After MidNite with Granger Smith" as Executive Producer
LOS ANGELES, January 6, 2022 - Premiere Networks announced today that veteran Country radio programmer and on-air personality Anthony “AntMan” Allen has been named Executive Producer of After MidNite with Granger Smith, effective immediately.
Based in Austin, Texas, AntMan will oversee the day-to-day operations of the top-rated Country music program, including managing guest appearances and performances, integration of brand partnerships, identifying growth opportunities, and driving engagement across multiple platforms.
Country music artist, multifaceted entertainer and entrepreneur Granger Smith made his debut as host of After MidNite on January 1, 2022. The highly-acclaimed and award-winning program, which reaches millions of listeners on more than 200 stations nationwide, features the biggest hits in Country music, as well as exclusive artist interviews and performances, fan interaction and some extra special content from Smith’s alter ego, “Earl Dibbles, Jr.” The program is available to stations Monday through Sunday from midnight to 6 a.m., and can also be heard on the American Forces Network and the iHeartRadio app.
“To say I’m honored that Jennifer Leimgruber and Rod Phillips have asked me to come on board with After MidNite would be an understatement,” said AntMan. “This show is legendary, and to be trusted with helping guide this venture is humbling. Granger is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever come across. I have the honor of calling him a great friend, and who doesn’t want to work with their friends? I’m excited to dive in!”
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome AntMan to the Premiere Networks and After MidNite family,” said Jennifer Leimgruber, Executive Vice President of Entertainment Programming for Premiere Networks. “Over the years, AntMan has worked with Granger on several projects and we’re confident his decades-long experience in Country radio makes him the perfect choice to successfully lead this exciting new chapter of After MidNite.”
AntMan continues to host the podcast PICTURE THIS! with The ANTMAN, and has programmed several Country stations in the past 23 years, most recently iHeartMedia’s KASE 101 and 98.1 KVET in Austin, Texas. In July 2021, he partnered with Granger Smith to launch Yee Yee Radio, a new online radio station. Prior to that, he served as the assistant Program Director and Music Director for 102.5 KNIX in Phoenix, Arizona. He joined the Country station in 2013 after working as Assistant Program Director and afternoon on-air personality at iHeartMedia Nashville’s The BIG 98. AntMan’s background also includes programming duties at iHeartMedia’s 102.1 The Bull in Wichita, Kansas, and the nationally-syndicated Country House Party weekend program.
For more information about After MidNite with Granger Smith, please visit https://aftermidnite.iheart.com.
About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates more than 100 radio programs and services to more than 8,200 radio affiliations and reaches a quarter billion listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, Granger Smith, Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Clay Travis, Buck Sexton, Johnjay and Rich, Big Boy, Brooke & Jeffrey, Doug Gottlieb, Enrique Santos, Nancy Grace, Jason Lee and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.
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