Rewind TV Welcomes the Iconic Voice of Rick Dees, Award-Winning Radio Legend, as Principal Network Announcer
REWIND TV Launches September 1, 2021
CHICAGO, IL (August 17, 2021) – Rewind TV today announced that iconic radio pop legend Rick Dees has signed on as the voice of the network, a digital subchannel owned and operated by Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST). Launching September 1, Rewind TV features a slate of classic television sitcom hits from the 1980s, 1990s, and beyond. At its launch, Rewind TV will reach 40 percent of U.S. television households, or nearly 50 million homes, including the country’s largest markets, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Rewind TV will be available on newly designated or recently vacated digital sub-channels licensed to Nexstar.
Rick Dees brings his popular and iconic voice plus a pop culture embodiment of a beloved era celebrating boomboxes, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Rubik’s Cubes to a new network showcasing the best of sitcoms from that period.
Mr. Dees is a People’s Choice Award recipient, a Grammy-nominated performing artist, and Broadcast Hall of Fame inductee. He performed the title song for the film Meatballs. He co-founded the E. W. Scripps television network Fine Living, now the Cooking Channel, and has hosted Rick Dees in the Morning at 102.7 KIIS FM and Hot 92.3 in Los Angeles. Today, he continues his own syndicated daily radio show, Daily Dees, and the syndicated Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown.
“REWIND TV will air the TV comedy hits of the 80s, 90s and beyond, so there’s no better personality than Radio and TV personality Rick Dees to be the voice between the hits,” said Sean Compton, President of Nexstar Media Inc.’s Networks Division.
To learn more about Rewind TV click here: https://rewindtv.com/sitcoms/
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Media Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 199 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 120 local websites and 284 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates NewsNation, formerly WGN America, a national news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 million television homes, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.
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Click here for the PDF version of the release and here for Mr. Dees’ headshot.