Premiere Networks and Elvis Duran Add "The Backstory with Patty Steele" to the Elvis Duran Podcast Network
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NEW YORK, August 10, 2023 – Premiere Networks and top nationally-syndicated radio personality Elvis Duran announced today the addition of “The Backstory with Patty Steele” to the Elvis Duran Podcast Network. Listen to the podcast now on the iHeartRadio app or anywhere podcasts are heard.
“The Backstory with Patty Steele” is a bi-weekly short-form podcast featuring award-winning radio personality Patty Steele as she enlightens and entertains listeners with a journey through pivotal moments in history and pop culture. In each episode, Steele takes listeners beyond the surface of the big stories everyone knows to discover the fascinating lesser-known stories that shed light on the big picture. Some of the stories include a look at the world-famous architect and the mass murders that took place at his home; how bathing suits went from 30 pounds of wet wool to the thong; the original Olympics with athletes competing completely in the nude; and an iconic inventor who stole his masterpiece.
“The Backstory with Patty Steele” debuted July 31, with new episodes posted Tuesdays and Fridays on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.
“I have always hoped, and believed, that one day Patty and I would be working beside each other again,” said Duran. “That now comes true with her podcast. I have no doubt people will fall in love with her, and these great stories.”
“I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of Elvis' network!” said Steele. “We've been through so much together in business and in life. To have an opportunity to do what I love, and share it through his fabulous new endeavor, is the ultimate!”
The Elvis Duran Podcast Network was launched in June 2023, and is home to the replay podcast of “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show,” the most-listened-to Top 40 radio morning show in the country. The network also includes podcasts featuring popular segments and extended show content from the Premiere Networks-syndicated program, which reaches more than five million monthly listeners on 70 stations nationwide, as well as upcoming new podcasts from cast members including Medha Gandhi and others.
The Elvis Duran Podcast Network features the following podcasts:
Thinking Out Loud with Elvis Duran – This new, original podcast features conversations with some of Duran’s favorite people - artists, performers, and even a few regular schmucks - for honest, thoughtful and fun conversations. New episodes drop weekly on Thursdays.
Elvis Duran and the Morning Show ON DEMAND – From the first caller of the day to Danielle’s entertainment report, fans can listen to the entirety of each day's “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” from start to finish without having to set an alarm.
Elvis Duran Presents: The 15 Minute Morning Show – “The Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” team sits down to spend exactly 15 minutes discussing the topics that didn’t make the show that day (or just make fun of each other without having to watch their language).
I’ve Never Said This Before with Tommy DiDario – Going places that will surprise and delight you, seasoned entertainment and lifestyle reporter Tommy DiDario speaks with actors and artists about their journey to success and what they learned along the way. This is a space for guests to reveal who they truly are - and in each interview they’ll tell at least one thing they’ve never said before. Episodes drop weekly on Tuesdays.
All shows on The Elvis Duran Podcast Network are distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Visit iHeart.com/apps to download iHeartRadio and listen on your favorite device.
About Patty Steele
Patty Steele is a legendary figure in the radio broadcast industry. She has worked alongside some of radio’s most iconic personalities such as Elvis Duran, Scott Shannon, Danny Bonaduce and John Lander. As a co-host to all of the above, Steele brought her insights, humor and sincerity to a medium where longevity is solely equated with massive listenership.
Steele’s radio journey has taken her to some of the most well-known radio stations in America, including New York’s Z100, WPLJ-FM, WOR-AM, CBS-FM and WCBS Newsradio 880. At CBS-FM, she was teamed up with Radio Hall of Famer, Scott Shannon. She also previously hosted a weekly podcast with WCBS-AM Newsradio 880 morning show anchor, Wayne Cabot called “News On The Rocks.” She launched a second podcast in 2021 with WLS Chicago’s Steve Cochran, “The Deep 6.” Available at www.PattySteele.com, the podcast won a Gracie Award for its two-part series arc covering her son’s journey from heroin addiction to recovery. In 2022, Steel was also honored with the 2022 MIW Airblazer Award, and she has been named one of Radio Ink’s Most Influential Women in Media.
Steele is very active in charity endeavors. As a seven-year cancer survivor, she regularly speaks at events and fundraisers in the fight against breast cancer. In 2017, she was honored by the TJ Martell Foundation, a music industry cancer charity. In 2018, she was the keynote speaker for the Breast Cancer Alliance in Westchester and Greenwich, CT, helping raise a record $1.7 million dollars. Also, in 2018 she was a speaker at New Jersey’s Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure, and the following year, she was the featured speaker for National Cancer Survivors Day at the Danbury, Connecticut Medical Center. Additionally, Steele is involved with a variety of addiction causes as well as causes encouraging children's love of reading.
Steele was born in New York City, raised in Lawrence, Long Island, the suburbs of Chicago, and in Summit, N.J. She’s a graduate of Principia College with a degree in
journalism. She is an avid reader and a student of history (especially all things Abraham Lincoln). Married to radio programmer Steve Kingston, she loves travel, gardening, animals, architecture, anything to do with the outdoors, and her longtime hometown of Montclair, N.J. Most importantly, she loves nothing more than her three children.
About Elvis Duran
Elvis Duran’s radio career has spanned more than 40 years, including over two decades as the star of the wildly successful “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.” In 1996, he began hosting the morning show on New York’s Z100 where its overwhelming success with listeners paved the way for a national syndication deal in 2009.
Throughout his career, Duran has amassed a wide variety of accolades, all in part to his trademark heart, honesty and humor that has connected him with audiences around the world. He has been inducted into the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame (2017), the Radio Hall of Fame (2015), and the National Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcasting Hall of Fame (2018). More recently, he added New York Times Bestselling Author to his resume with the release of his 2019 book, Where Do I Begin? Stories I Sort of Remember from a Life Lived Out Loud.
Duran also leverages his unique perspective as one of the country’s most well-known radio personalities to collaborate with iHeartMedia on a variety of joint ventures and events which includes hosting the company’s marque events such as the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York City. He also serves as a spokesperson for the company and consults on new creative ideas and projects.
Duran is a committed philanthropist with several causes close to his heart. As an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, Duran works closely with GLAAD and takes part in their national Spirit Day campaign. In addition, Duran supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and participates in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. He is also a partner to Musicians on Call, which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Plus, Duran raises funds and awareness for many charitable organizations, including New York’s LGBTQIA+ Community Center; Charity: Water; The Trevor Project; the Born This Way Foundation; DonorsChoose.org; and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
For more information, visit www.ElvisDuran.com. Fans can follow @ElvisDuran on social media.
About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates more than 100 radio programs and services to more than 8,000 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, Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Clay Travis, Buck Sexton, Granger Smith, Johnjay and Rich, Big Boy, Brooke & Jeffrey, Doug Gottlieb, Enrique Santos, Nancy Grace, and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com
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