PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 2, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., announced the launch of After Hours with the Rise Guys, a weekly podcast featuring 93.3 The Planet (WTPT-FM) morning show co-hosts Mattman and Nine. In this unscripted, collaborative podcast, the duo will cover a wide range of entertainment and real-life topics. After Hours with The Rise Guys is available to listeners nationwide on RADIO.COM, a leading digital audio and content platform and the fastest growing digital audio platform in America.
“Plain and simple, the Rise Guys’ creative style and unique synergy are unduplicatable,” said Steve Sinicropi, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Greenville-Spartanburg. “Their national appeal is a driving force for 93.3 The Planet and we’re proud to expand their brand with original content via a must-listen podcast to further meet the demand of their ever-growing legion of P1s.”
“Nine and I are glad to address certain subjects never-before-heard on our regular morning show,” said Mattman. “This new podcast will provide our listeners across the country a home for uncensored, unfiltered looks at real-life topics.”
“This is a great opportunity to do what we do best,” said Nine. “We’re thrilled to share our insight on real-life stories and provide comedic relief during this unprecedented, challenging time.”
Launched on January 15, 2003, “The Rise Guys” morning show is an award-winning, top-rated show on 93.3 The Planet (WTPT-FM) in Greenville, SC featuring the relevant and irreverent rocking personalities Mattman and Nine, as well as their co-hosts Fat Boy and Paige. Today, the show is No. 1 in both cume and average quarter-hour share among listeners M25-54, M-F 6am-10am, according to Nielsen’s most recent July rankings. The show was also recognized as a “National Medium Market Personality of the Year” finalist at the 2015 Marconi Radio Awards by the National Association of Broadcasting. In 2018, “The Rise Guys” launched their self-labeled beer, “The Rise Guys P1 Pilsner,” with Thomas Creek Brewery, the oldest South Carolina craft brewer.
RADIO.COM is an integrated digital platform where consumers discover and connect live with the Entercom portfolio of premium, curated content powered by over 230 highly rated, locally programmed radio stations and their websites. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the U.S., currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM offers anytime, anywhere access through the RADIO.COM mobile app and website, and home and auto-connected devices including Amazon Echo, Amazon FireTV, Sonos, Roku, Google Home, Google Chromecast, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Apple Music, Siri, and Samsung Bixby.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading audio and entertainment company engaging over 170 million consumers each month through its iconic broadcast brands, expansive digital platform, premium podcast network and live events and experiences. With presence in every major U.S. market, and accessible on every device, Entercom delivers the industry’s most compelling live and on-demand content and experiences from voices and influencers its communities trust and love. The company’s robust portfolio of assets and integrated solutions offer advertisers today’s most engaged audiences through targeted reach, brand amplification and local activation—all at national scale. Entercom is the unrivaled leader in local radio sports and news and the #1 creator of live, original local audio content in the U.S. Learn more at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).