With his thriving broadcasting career and multiple ventures, Ryan Seacrest is at the forefront of the media and entertainment industry. While hosting and producing multiple television and radio programs, building his Ryan Seacrest Productions banner (RSP) into a leading television production company, and managing myriad brand ventures, Seacrest is redefining what it means to be a successful Hollywood entrepreneur. Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast television, nationally syndicated radio, local radio and cable as both a producer and on-air host. He is celebrated internationally as host of the top-rated primetime talent showcase “American Idol,” and hosts and produces E! News and its red carpet awards show coverage. He also executive produces and co-hosts “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Seacrest has been nominated for an Emmy® award in the “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program” category for his work on “American Idol,” and has also hosted the live network broadcast of the Emmy® awards show. On radio, Seacrest is host of On Air with Ryan Seacrest, his market-topping #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time radio show for Clear Channel’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as the nationally-syndicated American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest and On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
RSP recently produced the ABC hit show “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” and also produces the highest-rated show on the E!, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” as well as “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami,” which debuted on E! in 2009. Seacrest’s ever growing brand spans beyond media with his many entrepreneurial endeavors. He has extensive deals with brand heavyweights Proctor & Gamble, Coke and Microsoft, and recently announced a strategic marketing and technology alliance with Eventful, Inc.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Seacrest’s professional career in broadcasting began at the age of 16 when he applied for an internship at one of Atlanta’s top radio stations, WSTR-STAR 94. While working at STAR 94 he finished high school and went on to attend the University of Georgia where he majored in Journalism. Seacrest currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Ellen K has one of the most recognizable voices in radio. She co-hosts the top-rated On Air with Ryan Seacrest, a nationally syndicated four-hour music and entertainment news program that airs Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. local time. The program focuses on all aspects of the entertainment industry, including highlights and interviews with top talent from the worlds of music, film and television. On Air can be heard on more than 200 stations in the U.S., including major cities such as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Phoenix and Seattle. Internationally, the program can be heard in such markets as Toronto, Vancouver, Johannesburg, Sydney, Melbourne, Dubai, Beirut, Cape Town, Namibia and others.
In addition, Ellen is co-host of On Air With Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM/Los Angeles. The local morning show has been the most-listened-to program in Southern California for the last five years and consistently wins the key demo of Women 18-34.
Ellen’s career in radio began while attending Purdue University. Originally a Veterinary Science major, she took an internship at a local radio station. After one fill-in shift behind the mic, she was hooked; she switched her major to Radio/TV/Film. Over the course of the next decade, radio jobs would take Ellen from her small Indiana surroundings to San Diego, San Francisco and finally Los Angeles. There she joined the legendary Rick Dees in the Morning show for more than 10 years, and hosted the nationally syndicated Rhythm Countdown, a show that won her dozens of Marconi and Billboard Radio Awards.
Ellen has enjoyed success in television as well. She co-hosted The Wayne Brady Show, an Emmy Award-winning talk show, and worked as a correspondent for the popular entertainment news show Extra. In addition, Ellen served as a music and entertainment expert for KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and acted as correspondent for the syndicated program Real TV.
Currently, Ellen continues her daily TV work as the host of her own segment “Ellen Ks’ Inside Hollywood” on the KTLA evening news in Los Angles. Ellen also finds time to do the live VO for the Grammys on CBS, the Screen Actors Guild Awards on TBS/TNT, as well as the narration for the huge UK hit “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” and ” My Big Fat American Gypsy wedding” on TLC. Additionally, Ellen is showcased weekly as the host of velvetredtv.com, a movie and lifestyle trend setting website, and occasionally squeezes in cameos on “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and “Days of Our Lives.” In May of 2012, Ellen was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Ellen resides in Los Angeles with her husband and son. When she’s not spending time with her family, Ellen can be found running, swimming or competing in triathlons for charity.
Meet Slammin’ Sammy!
Sammy comes to Charleston from Indiana. Sammy has loved radio for as long as he can remember. He convinced his local radio DJ’s to let him intern at a young age and hasn’t left the airwaves since! Sammy is excited to live in one of the most beautiful and amazing cities in America and is looking forward to this new adventure with Mix 95.9!
If you run into Sammy be warned his blood bleeds blue and silver for the Dallas Cowboys. He also roots for Indiana University Basketball, the Longhorns, the SA Spurs and the Cincinnati Reds! Musically diverse, Sammy has been known listen to anything from Kenny Chesney to AC/DC to the Spice Girls to Ice Cube!
Sammy is livin’ the single life and loves hanging out with his energetic Dalmatian, Annabelle and his loveable cat, Rue. Therefore, he spends most of his paychecks on lint rollers and is currently looking for an endorsement if you know of anyone who manufactures them! Sammy is a Starbucks junkie, a pescatarian, loves 80’s movies and hates chocolate and if Sammy always looks like he has a tan it’s because his father hails from Bogota, Colombia!
Get to know Sammy every afternoon on Mix 95.9 from 2-7pm
Meet the newest member of the Mix 95.9! Moncks Corner Native Jill Perry is a graduate from the University of South Carolina. While she was there she worked with The University of South Carolina Athletics department where she hosted her own webshows that highlighted the upcoming games. She also had stories air weekly on the Coach Spurrier Show and The Coach Tanner show.
You can hear Jill every weekday night from 7 pm to midnight!