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SAM & CAM TO HOST TASTE OF COUNTRY’S CMA AWARDS RED CARPET BROADCAST They will lead the Taste of Country live stream from the 2017 CMA Awards red carpet on Nov. 8 at 5PM CT.

SAM ALEX HOSTS WEEKEND SPECIAL LIVE FROM NEW YORK The Taste of Country Music Festival is one of the largest music festivals held in upstate New York and features three days of performances by country music’s biggest stars. Jun 11, 2017

ON THE RED CARPET AT THE CMT MUSIC AWARDS Country music’s original fan-voted awards show. Jun 7, 2017

SAM ALEX HOSTS ACM AFTER PARTY FOR A CAUSE Radio personality Sam Alex speaks onstage at the ACM After Party For A Cause: Redneck Riviera on April 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images: Apr 1, 2017

COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR: COACHING THE COACHES-TOP TALENT TELL HOW TO MOTIVATE THEM BEST Panelists included nationally syndicated morning show co-hosts Ace & TJ, ESPN/ABC-TV sports commentator Kirk Herbstreit, and HLN Anchor Robin Meade. Getty Images: Feb 24, 2017

COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR: ON-AIR TALENT MENTORING HAPPY HOUR Pictured are Sam Alex of Taste of Country Nights, Kim Leslie of WJXA/Nashville, Danny Dwyer of The Bull/Portland, Kelly Ford of NASH FM, Skip Mahaffey of KPLX/Dallas, Big Sue of k97/Memphis, and Lon Helton of Country Countdown USA. Getty Images: Feb 23, 2017

SAM ALEX CO-HOSTS CHARITY CONCERT Sam Alex and Rachel Baribeau host Forget-Me-Not A Night Of Music For Alzheimer’s Awareness at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, Tennessee. Getty Images: Feb 21, 2017

ON THE RED CARPET AT THE 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS The red carpet was jammed packed with country music stars last night in Nashville. For over 2 hours leading up to the 50th Annual CMA Awards on ABC Sam Alex and Big Machine Artist Tara Thompson interviewed dozens of their friends live on Taste Of Country. Watch the live stream here  Jockline Daily: Nov 3, 2016     

TARA THOMPSON & SAM ALEX TO HOST RED CARPET AT 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS For the second straight year, Taste of Country will host a YouTube Live red carpet stream prior to the start of tonight’s CMA Awards. The stream will begin at 4:30pm CT today, hosted by Taste Of Country Nights host Sam Alex and his special guest, recording artist Tara Thompson. RAMP : Nov 2, 2016  

TASTE OF COUNTRY TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE CMA AWARDS RED CARPET ToC Nights host Sam Alex will be joined by “Someone to Take Your Place” singer Tara Thompson on the red carpet on Nov. 2. Dozens of country stars, television stars and movie stars parade down the carpet before the show begins, wearing their country and non-country best. It’s part fashion show, part variety show and part talk show, and we’ll be right in the thick of it.  Taste of Country: Oct 28, 2016    

THOMAS RHETT HANGS WITH TASTE OF COUNTRY NIGHTS The Valory Music Co. artist Thomas Rhett (l) chatted with Compass Media syndicated “Taste Of Country Nights” host Sam Alex (r) on the red carpet at CMT’s “Artists Of The Year” special. Rhett was one of the evening’s celebrated honorees, in addition to Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, and Florida Georgia Line. All Access: Oct 21, 2016

SAM ALEX APPEARS IN ‘WELCOME TO THE PARTY’ MUSIC VIDEO Kelleigh Bannen has moves on four wheels, and she proves it in her “Welcome to the Party” video…Keep a close eye out for Taste of Country’s own Sam Alex in the video. The Taste of Country Nights radio host is one of Bannen’s skating partners. Taste of Country: Sep 27, 2016

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHT: PAUSE FOR APPLAUSE Education major Sam Alex ’07 has felt comfortable behind a microphone since his days as a public address announcer for ISU Athletics. He now has a much larger listening audience as host of “Taste of Country Nights,” a country radio show that broadcasts live from Nashville to more than 75 stations nationwide. His work profiling country superstars is so stellar that he was recognized by the industry as among “Audio’s 30 Under 30.” He was also nominated by the Academy of Country Music Awards for 2016 National On-Air Personality of the Year. Illinois State University News: Aug 15, 2016

SAM ALEX TO CAMEO ON ABC-TV’S NASHVILLE Townsquare Media syndicated “Taste of Country Nights” host Sam Alex will make a cameo appearance on ABC-TV’s “Nashville” during this Wednesday’s (5/11) episode. Alex will be featured near the beginning of the episode, playing himself during a red carpet interview of Hayden Panettiere’s character, Juliette Barnes. All Access: May 10, 2016

RADIO HOST FEATURED ON WYRK SET TO APPEAR ON NASHVILLE A popular radio personality, featured on WYRK, is going prime time. Sam Alex, the host of Taste of County Nights, will make an appearance on Wednesday’s episode (5/11) of Nashville. Sam told us he even gets some screen time with Hayden Panettiere. You can catch that episode Wednesday night at 10, on 7 ABC. Sam’s radio show airs Monday thru Friday at 7pm on WYRK, 106.5. WKBW-TV: May 10, 2016

TASTE OF COUNTRY NIGHTS’ SAM ALEX TO APPEAR ON NASHVILLE ‘Taste of Country Nights’ host Sam Alex, whose show airs on more than 60 Townsquare Media Group stations nationwide, is set to play himself in an upcoming episode of ABC’s ‘Nashville’ titled “After You’ve Gone” that’s set to air on Wednesday night (5/11). Dancing With the Stars’ Derek Hough returns in the character of Noah, and Kesha makes a cameo as herself in “After You’ve Gone.” Jockline Daily: May 9, 2016

CRS ADDS 10 NEW MEMBERS TO AGENDA COMMITTEE  The ten new members will join 12 returning members to help plan CRS 2017. The CRS Agenda Committee is made up of volunteers from Country radio and the record industry. Radio Ink: Apr 27, 2016

TASTE OF COUNTRY NIGHTS HOST SAM ALEX NOMINATED FOR AN ACM AWARD Radio station and on-air personalities also earn ACM Awards nominations, and Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex is among a group up for the National On-Air Personality of the Year award. It’s Alex’s first nomination in the category, and he says being included is an honor. On air he’s joined by Producer Amber, Taste of Country’s Billy Dukes and a long list of special guests, plus top-flight country artists. Taste of Country: Feb 1, 2016

SAM ALEX NAMED GET CAUGHT READING AMBASSADOR Townsquare Media “Taste Of Country Nights” host Sam Alex has been named an ambassador for “Get Caught Reading,” a nationwide campaign to remind people how much fun it is to read. Get Caught Reading is supported by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and has been supported by Dolly Parton, former First Lady Laura Bush, Spider-Man, and more. Sam Alex has been promoting the literacy mission in the Nashville community both on and off the red carpet. All Access: Dec 9, 2015

COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR ADDS ELEVEN NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS Eleven new members have been revealed as part of the 2015-2016 Country Radio Seminar agenda committee. Music Row: May 11, 2015

EDISON ’30 UNDER 30′ LIST INCLUDES COUNTRY’S REMY, SAM ALEX  Edison Media Research yesterday (9/9) unveiled its 2014 edition of “30 Under 30” honorees, which it describes as the young men and women, “to represent the next generation of radio and audio.” Country radio was represented by Townsquare Media Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex and Clear Channel Country KDS/St. Louis afternoon co-host Remy. All Access: Sep 10, 2014

SAM ALEX NAMED ONE OF RADIO’S RISING STARS Radio Ink partnered with the Radio Advertising Bureau and searched for individuals who possess the potential to be the radio industry’s innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Everyone listed in this special report is 35 years of age or younger. They all have passion, enthusiasm, skills, and, without question, great futures ahead of them. Radio Ink: Aug 1, 2012