NASHVILLE, April 8, 2014 -- Cumulus announced the debut of the NASH Campus, the nation's first multimedia facility devoted solely to producing and distributing content based on the Country music lifestyle, including radio programming, TV/videos, magazines and events.
The NASH campus includes three studios designed for a combination of TV and radio programming, indoor and outdoor event space, a print newsroom and extensive office space. Leading Country stars including Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum and Sheryl Crow are among the early visitors who've already spent time at the NASH campus.
The NASH campus is currently home to "America's Morning Show," "NASH Nights Live with Shawn Parr," "American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks," "Kickin' It with Kix" and Country Weekly (soon to be renamed NASH) magazine.
All NASH Campus programming originates from studios equipped with state-of-the-art ORAD voice-activated HD cameras that enable online streaming, HD taping and live television broadcasting.
"We designed the NASH campus to inspire and support the creation of a full-spectrum of Country content. This new state-of-the-art facility will enable us to power NASH's multimedia platforms and secure its position as the nation's preeminent lifestyle and entertainment brand for Country music fans," said Lew Dickey, CEO of Cumulus.
Cumulus launched the NASH entertainment brand based on the Country music lifestyle in 2013 starting with flagship NASH FM 94.7 in New York City, which has already become one of the most-listened-to Country stations in the nation.
All 68 Cumulus-owned Country stations are "Powered by NASH" and programming from the NASH campus currently airs on more than 400 radio stations nationwide. More than 1,200 Country stations nationally have access to NASH content through WestwoodOne, the wholly owned subsidiary of Cumulus that handles content distribution. Cumulus is also an investor in digital audio provider Rdio, which will soon announce dedicated NASH programming. NASH will also include live events, consumer products and television programming.