FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KERRI KASEM TO STEP DOWN AS CO-HOST OF SIXX SENSE WITH NIKKI SIXX AND THE SIDE SHOW COUNTDOWN WITH NIKKI SIXX
LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2014 – Premiere Networks announced today that Kerri Kasem, co-host of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx, has decided to step down from her hosting duties with the national rock music radio programs. Kasem, who broke the news to listeners tonight, March 28, shared that her decision to leave the programs after more than four years stemmed from the time commitment necessary to join Sixx on the road for Mötley Crüe’s final tour. In addition to her other radio hosting duties, upcoming projects and philanthropic efforts including The Kasem Cares Foundation, Kasem recently started her own business, Good Vapor of Beverly Hills, and is actively lobbying a Visitation Bill that would provide reasonable accommodations for adult children who want to visit their parents, and provide children the right to know when an ailing parent’s health becomes worse or if the parent dies.
Details regarding a new co-host for both programs will be announced on Wednesday, April 2. Leading up to her departure, Sixx Sense will feature an on-air tribute to Kasem from March 31 through April 2 with highlights from her years with the program, and a special goodbye video will be posted on www.SixxSense.com.
“This was not an easy decision,” stated Kasem. “I’ve had so much fun with Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown over the past four years. It was an amazing experience to work with Nikki and the Premiere team on both of these programs, and I’m so proud of their continued growth and success. I wish everyone the best of luck!”
“It’s been great having Kerri as a co-host for the past four years,” stated Sixx. “I’m so proud of the work Sixx Sense has done to provide two top level Rock radio programs to millions of listeners worldwide. Although she will be missed, I fully support her new endeavors.”
Kasem joined Sixx for the launch of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx in February 2010. Sixx Sense quickly became one of the most-widely-syndicated rock radio programs in the U.S. Today, it reaches 2.9 million weekly listeners on more than 100 stations nationwide (Source: Nielsen Audio, FA'13, Nationwide, Exact Times, Weekly Reach, P 12+), and The Side Show Countdown airs on nearly 50 stations worldwide.
Fans of Kasem can stay connected via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kerri-Kasem/142845292421119; Twitter: @KerriKasem; and her website www.KerriKasem.com.
About Kerri Kasem
In addition to co-hosting Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown, Kasem anchors The Kerri Kasem Podcast with Ashley Marriott, co-hosts The Mortgage Radio Network Show with Alex Michaels and co-hosts Wealthbuilder Radio with Jim Toner. A motorcycle aficionado, Kasem also writes and produces segments for ALO Magazine as their motor editor. Kasem previously served as co-host of the nationally syndicated Racing Rocks with Riki Rachtman for nearly seven years, and has produced and hosted shows for MTV Asia, National Lampoon® and Sprint. Her credits include hosting, MTV USA and Asia, America's Funniest Home Videos and Coming Attractions on the E! Network, FOX News, SiTV’s The Rub and UFC programs Ultimate Knockouts 3, Ultimate and Ultimate Knockouts for the UFC and SPIKE as well as a motorcycle travel show for SPRINT called SEE America. She has also co-hosted mornings with Alan Stock on KXNT in Las Vegas and The Solomon Free Money Hour on Angels AM-830 and 97.1 FM TALK in Los Angeles and has also been featured in dozens of magazines. Kasem is a graduate of the Academy of Radio Broadcasting and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. For more information, please visit
About Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown
Each night on Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, host Sixx discusses music and lifestyle topics as he gives listeners a backstage look at the world and mind of a rock star. Sixx provides his unique perspective and attitude as he welcomes celebrity guests, recording artists and fascinating characters from all walks of life. The show is complemented by The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx. Each weekend on the two-hour program, Sixx introduces his personal new music picks, plays an array of what’s happening on the rock charts, and shares his own special brand of talk radio with celebrities and other guests. For more information, please visit www.SixxSense.com. Fans can also connect with Sixx on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sixxsense, http://www.facebook.com/nikkisixxofficial, and Twitter: @SixxSense and @NikkiSixx.
About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,500 radio affiliations and reaches 240 million listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Dan Patrick, Randi Rhodes, Nikki Sixx, Kane, Andy Dean, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Cody Alan, Jay Mohr and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.
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