Premiere Networks Launches "The Fred Show" into National Syndication

LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2023 – Premiere Networks announced today the addition of “The Fred Show” to its nationally-syndicated radio lineup.  Effective immediately, the popular long-running iHeartMedia Chicago radio show will be available to CHR stations as a five-hour morning show.   

Originating from 103.5 KISS FM (WKSC-FM) – Chicago’s #1 hit music station, “The Fred Show” will continue to feature host Fred and his unique cast of characters, including Kaelin, Rufio, Paulina, Showbiz Shelly, Jason Brown and Keke, as they bring their energetic brand of entertainment, fun and laughs to listeners every day. The program will remain in the 5 – 10 a.m. CT weekday timeslot on 103.5 KISS FM.

“I’m incredibly grateful to introduce our show to cities across the country!” said Fred. “We have built a community in Chicago and are excited to welcome the entire nation to our family. Thanks to Julie Talbott and Jennifer Leimgruber at Premiere for their belief in us, in addition to my amazing leaders at iHeart, including Bob Pittman, Tom Poleman, Brad Hardin, Thea Mitchem, Dennis Clark and James Howard. Let’s go!”

“Fred and his team are a talented group,” said Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks. “They have the ‘it factor’ we’re always looking for. Not only are they passionate, hardworking, and incredibly funny, but they also have multiplatform appeal and produce valuable results for their partners. We couldn’t be more excited to offer a program of this caliber to audiences across the country.”

Stations interested in “The Fred Show” should contact Premiere Networks affiliate sales at

About Fred
Following on-air stints in Austin, Texas, and Charlotte, North Carolina, Christopher Frederick, known to his fans as “Fred,” landed his dream job as the morning personality at iHeartMedia Chicago’s 103.5 KISS FM (WKSC-FM) in 2011. A wannabe travel blogger, Fred is also a licensed commercial pilot and a volunteer aviator for “Pilots N Paws,” a national organization that assists in relocating adoptable rescue animals to new forever homes and shelters. He is philanthropically active, participating in boards and events for myriad causes including The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Alzheimer’s Association, Make A Wish, PAWS Chicago and Cal’s Angels. Fans can follow @FredOnAir on Twitter and Instagram.  

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, Clay Travis, Buck Sexton, George Noory, Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, Granger Smith, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Johnjay and Rich, Big Boy, Brooke & Jeffrey, Doug Gottlieb, Enrique Santos, Nancy Grace, and others. For more information, please visit

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