It’s your one stop connection to all things country. Hosted by popular broadcast personality Cody Alan, whose dynamic charm and wit shine with big star guests, the night’s music entertainment dirt and live nationwide interaction. It’s awesome access and showbiz sizzle only CMT can deliver!
2010 NATIONAL ON AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
Broadcast on radio stations across America, CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan originates from Nashville and is CMT’s premiere country music and entertainment radio show. Cody’s wit, energy and charm shine with big star guests and live interaction with listeners. Landing major interviews with Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift and more, Cody asks the right balance of questions, including the untypical. Country artist Dierks Bentley says, “Cody’s show always feels fresh and current. Cody cares about country music’s past and future, and has always worked to make his shows exciting, interesting and personal.”
On CMT, Cody hosts #1 Music and a Movie, where viewers get an inside peek at the week’s #1’s in music and movies! In 2009, Cody also hosted CMT’s CMA Awards Special, announcing the nominees on live TV. Cody is a regular columnist in Country Weekly magazine, and was recently the official voice of the CMT Music Awards. Catch Cody bringing fans all the Awards show action, from the red carpet to backstage and beyond!
Cody is a respected veteran personality, producer and programmer in the broadcast industry. After gigs in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Cody made it to the major leagues at age 23 when he landed in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Along the way, Cody has received numerous national awards including DJ of the Year from Country Radio Broadcasters, and named the 2010 National On Air Personality of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. Nominated for Radio Music Awards Air Personality of the Year, Cody has been honored at the Grand Ole Opry, featured in USA Today and GQ Magazine. As well, Cody was named Radio and Records Music Director of the Year five times, while Billboard magazine and the Radio Music Awards honored him with the annual title as well.
When not hosting on radio or TV, Cody loves working out, running, watching late night TV and reality shows, listening to all kinds of music, relaxing in the mountains, eating Mexican food and spending time with his family and children.
Dingo is the producer for CMT Radio Live. Originally from Australia, he spent the last 15 years living in Texas before making the move to the CMT World Headquarters in Nashville. Professionally, Dingo has hosted his own morning show, been a Program and Music Director, directed a #1 rated morning show in DFW and produced various Syndicated programs including CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan. Dingo has worked on staffs that have won ACM, CMA and Marconi Awards as well as working with Cody for over 10 years.
Personally, Dingo is the father of two boys and has been married to his wife for more than 5 years. Although he could not get into Texas A&M, his wife went there so you will always see him wearing an Aggie hat and shirt. When not working, Dingo enjoys watching football and baseball (he use to coach), firing up the XBOX and the occasional golf game. Currently on his iPod, you will find Pat Green, Billy Joel and the occasional Elvis song.
Heather caught the radio bug at the tender age of seventeen and began her career playing heavy metal tunes at a college station in Concord, California. Heather quickly realized that it was quite difficult to maintain a nice ‘do by head-banging, so she was off and running with gigs in Monterey, Fresno, Sacramento and San Francisco, California playing everything from the Backstreet Boys to the Bee Gees. In addition to spinning the hits, the entertainment diva has lit up the tube, with stints on the Game Show Network and local affiliates for ABC, Fox and the CW in California’s Capital City. When she’s not dishing the dirt for Cody Alan on CMT Radio Live, Heather is an avid writer and huge fan of man’s best friend, spending lots of time with her “wingman” — an eight-year-old Border Collie named Guinness. A staunch supporter of charity, she serves as a local board member for the AFSP –the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention –and is always willing to walk, talk and fund-raise for organizations like the American Cancer Society and the Children’s Miracle Network.
Watch out –this one’s a Scorpio with a wild streak, but keeps it in check through the wonders of sewing, baking, cooking, gardening, classic Martina McBride, Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, the Band Perry and a continual stream of java. Heather bleeds red, white and blue and loves the USA –in fact, if you skim through her DVR don’t be surprised to find multiple episodes of “Cops,” “Jail,” “Judge Joe Brown” or any show that features the American justice system in action. Her Joie de Vie is not only inspiring…but infectious!