Two-hour program debuts on Aug. 17
Premiere Networks and Jason Lee, founder/CEO of Hollywood Unlocked, are launching a new weekly radio show, Hollywood Unlocked with Jason Lee. The two-hour original program will debut on 50 terrestrial iHeartMedia Urban Contemporary stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio app/platform on Aug. 17.
In a statement announcing the new show, Lee said, “I had a dream of having a national show. After several years of working hard and never losing sight of my journey, this dream has now come into reality. Joining iHeartMedia and Premiere Networks with the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Big Boy and The Breakfast Club is not only exciting but also an honor to be added to this list of iconic trailblazers in the broadcast field. We’re excited to share with iHeartRadio listeners our unfiltered, sometimes wild and hilarious way of asking the biggest celebrities questions that fans want answers to. Hold on for this exciting ride.”
Focusing on hip-hop and pop culture, Hollywood Unlocked with Jason Lee will feature entertainment news, information, gossip and candid conversations with celebrities. Lee’s co-hosts are Melyssa Ford and DJ Damage. The pair also handle similar duties on Lee’s ongoing podcast Hollywood Unlocked Uncensored, which has been added as well to the iHeartRadio app/platform. Lee’s Hollywood Unlocked multimedia enterprise—established four years ago—also includes the website www.TheHollywoodUnlocked.com, the Hollywood Unlocked YouTube channel and events such as the Hollywood Unlocked Social Impact Brunch awards show.
“Jason has created a brand that connects millions of fans with celebrity news, pop culture and exclusive star interviews across multiple platforms,” said Doc Wynter, iHeartMedia executive vp of urban/hip-hop programming strategy. “He’s a true influencer and we’re excited to partner with him to expand Hollywood Unlocked to radio listeners across the country.”