Classic Hits (Cumulus radio network)

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Classic Hits Radio
TypeRadio network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNational
Slogan"The Greatest Hits Of All Time"/"The Best Music Ever Made"
OwnerCumulus Media Networks
(through Cumulus Media)
Former names
Heart & Soul of Rock n Roll, Pure Gold, Oldies Radio
Official website
greatestmojo.com
 
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Classic Hits Radio
TypeRadio network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNational
Slogan"The Greatest Hits Of All Time"/"The Best Music Ever Made"
OwnerCumulus Media Networks
(through Cumulus Media)
Former names
Heart & Soul of Rock n Roll, Pure Gold, Oldies Radio
Official website
greatestmojo.com

Classic Hits Radio is a 24-hour Classic Hits radio network. Classic Hits Radio is heard in over 100 markets around the U.S. Classic Hits Radio, formerly known as "Pure Gold" and "Oldies Radio", plays a selection of well-tested pop and rock hits from the late 60s, 70s and 80s. "Classic Hits Radio" is one of two satellite oldies formats offered by Cumulus Media Networks, the other being Scott Shannon's "The True Oldies Channel," which is automated and voice-tracked entirely by Shannon and features an older playlist of music.

Nationally recognized DJs include Maria Danza, Steve Gunn, Smokin'Kevan Browning, Randy Fuller, Dwayne Dancer "Late Night" Larry King (unrelated to the talk show host) and, before his death, Dave Michaels. As of September 16, 2011, it is distributed by Cumulus Media Networks and is one of the original Satellite Music Network stations.

Classic Hits repeating features include "Instant Winner Thursday", "The Top 5 Countdown" and themed weekends every weekend!

In November and December 2010, Classic Hits shared its channel space with its sister network The Christmas Channel from the day before Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day.

Cumulus purchased DialGlobal/Westwwod One in 2013. In July of 2014 "Cumulus Classic Hits", formerly "Pure Gold" merged with Dialglobal/WestwoodOne Classic Hits, as did most formats, that were duplicated between the two syndicators. Most Cumulus Classic Hits personaities were displaced. Dewayne Dancer remains as part of the "new" "Classic Hits", but in an over night role. Maria Danza and Smokin Kevan Browning segued to the new "Good Time Oldies Format", Cumulus replacement for Scott Shannon's cancelled "True Oldies" format. GTO is the 1st joint Programming effort at the network level between Cumulus and Westwood One, debuting in 75 U.S. markets, including Tampa Bay Fl., Phoenix Az. and Atlanta Ga. Steve Gunn and Larry King departed the company, while Randy Fuller and Barbara Summers remain as weekend hosts.

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