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Pop Artist Tyler Layne Among Youngest On-Air Personalities at iHeartMedia
Former Radio Disney star joins iHeartMedia Norfolk’s NOW 105.3 FM as late night host
By: Tyler Layne
At 19, the former Radio Disney star will serve as the late night host of the station’s 10:00 p.m. to midnight weekday segment called “Tyler's Trending”. He will interview top emerging music artists, introduce social media topics, author a weekly blog on the station’s website (http://www.now105.com/
Layne is the youngest on-air personality at the 50,000-watt commercial station and one of seven DJ’s there. He has more than 300,000 social media followers while his YouTube channel has nearly one million total video views including his hit single “Boom Boom” music video, which has nearly 350,000 views.
“I am extremely excited to start this new part of my career,” said Layne. “Along with creating new, interesting content for the radio station's social media, attending local events as part of the NOW 105 street team, and filming backstage exclusive videos with the newest and hottest artists, I'll be starting up the most interactive and digitally driven radio show on the air. I can't wait for my fans to get involved and to reach a whole new audience of listeners.”
NOW 105 is a leading media outlet in the Norfolk market and its programming and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast station; online via its branded digital site; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service with its more than 500 million downloads, 80 million social media followers, and 97 million digital uniques across the Network.
Layne is already making a huge impact at NOW 105. During his first week on the job, he posted a blog that resulted in nearly 17,000 page views, up from 727 views in April, an increase of more than 2,200%. He leads all on-air personalities for social engagement.
The Hampton Roads, Va. native is a talented singer/songwriter and musician. At the age of 10, Layne was discovered by Radio Disney executives and was asked to become a member of Radio Disney music group “RD7”. As a member of the group, he opened for top artists such as Raven Symone, The Cheetah Girls, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Kelly Clarkson, among others.
Layne has also toured the country as a solo artist. More recently, he has opened for Jack & Jack, MTKO, Cody Simpson, Lindsey Stirling, and BeBe Rhexa. He has written, recorded, and independently released several original singles on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/
In addition to a busy music and radio career, Layne is completing his freshman year at Tidewater Community College. He also devotes much of his spare time to giving back working with and performing for several non-profit organizations such as the “Guitars for Vets” chapter in Virginia, American Cancer Society, and other organizations.
Fans can listen to Layne and other on-air personalities by downloading the iHeartRadio App.
For more information, visit www.tylerlayneonline.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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