Bush is Westwood's one
'Access' anchor to host radio showBilly Bush's schedule just got a lot busier.
The "Access Hollywood" co-anchor has inked a deal with Westwood One to host a talk and music show airing weeknights in major-market radio stations nationwide. "The Billy Bush Show," debuting in April, will be produced by Bush and "Access" executive producer Rob Silverstein.
The show will focus on entertainment stories and personalities in the news and feature celebrity guests and listener calls. In conjunction with its launch, Westwood One will debut BillyBush.com, featuring exclusive content, live streams and Bush's blog as well as opportunities for advertisers and affiliates.
Bush will continue his role as "Access" co-host, following in the footsteps of Ryan Seacrest, who hosts E!'s daily news show and has a morning radio program on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles.
"Billy has a reputation for making all the right connections, and we look forward to helping build one of his strongest — his connection with listeners nationwide," Westwood One president and CEO Thomas Beusse said.
Bush and Silverstein got their starts in radio: Bush at WLKZ-FM in New Hampshire and later WARW-FM and WWZZ-FM in Washington, and Silverstein at KMOX-AM in St. Louis.
"If you've ever read my blog, you know I don't shy away from staking out real positions on what emanates from Hollywood," Bush said. " 'The Billy Bush Show' will entertain, inform, always tell it like it is and take you beyond the breaking news to advance the stories."
Added Silverstein: "I am ready to help Billy bring the same passion, intensity, work ethic and fun that he brings to 'Access Hollywood' every day to the radio."
Bush joined NBC Universal's "Access" in 2001 as East Coast correspondent and has been co-host since 2004. He also hosted NBC's reality competition series "Grease: You're the One That I Want."
Westwood One, managed by CBS Radio, serves more than 5,000 radio stations.