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Ty Bentli Co-host, America’s Morning Show

AMS Approved Ty Bentli 08312016Ty Bentli was named co-host of America’s Morning Show in August, 2016. Bentli is joined by co-hosts Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks every weekday on the NASH Country brand’s engaging, high-energy morning show.

In addition to his morning show duties, Bentli and his entertainment radio partner Kerri Kasem report from high-profile Westwood One Backstage red carpet events, including the GRAMMYS, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, the Hollywood Film Awards, People Magazine Awards, and other events. His friendship and rapport with celebrities and industry professionals have created many memorable moments on air, online, and backstage.

Over the years, Bentli has worked in a number of markets around the country and most recently hosted “Ty Loves New York” on 92.3/CBS New York. His other on-air gigs included drive-time positions at 104.3MyFM, Los Angeles; 103.5 Kiss FM, Chicago; and evenings at 94.9 The Bull, Atlanta; 102.5 KNIX, Phoenix; Big 98, Nashville; KJ97, San Antonio; and Alice 107.7, Little Rock. He also hosted “Ty Bentli’s Neighborhood” on Hot 93.3, Austin. He was a member of Fox TV’s Dish Nation in 2011, where he joined other radio personalities riffing on celebrity and pop culture, and did red carpet event reporting and specialty programming for NASH TV, MTV and VH1.

When he’s not hosting on radio or television, Bentli can be found serving as presenter and host for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Telethon, or volunteering as a mentor at South Central Youth Center “A Place Called Home.”

He lives in Nashville with his wife and son.


Kelly Ford Co-host, America’s Morning Show

AMS Approved Kelly Ford 08312016Kelly claims Bourbon is her spirit animal. She grew up in Kentucky and comes to America’s Morning Show via New York where she was the first live voice ever heard on NASHFM 94-7, the first NASH station in the USA.

Prior to New York City, Kelly woke up country listeners in Denver for 20 years. Along her country radio journey, she has won 3 CMA’s, an ACM, a Marconi and most recently a Gracie Award. Kelly is married to Scott who she calls her trophy husband.

Two young men, one teenaged girl, two doggies, 3 kitties and 5 chickens, including Hennifer Nettles and Reba Cluckentire, call her Mom.



Chuck Wicks

AMS Approved Chuck Wicks 08312016The little brother you never wanted. That’s Chuck. A former Dancing with the Stars contestant and “Stealing Cinderella” singer, Chuck is the eternal 12-year-old. When he’s not taking a selfie (or Chuckie as we call it), you’ll find him tweeting about himself, looking in the mirror or loving on his Cavalier King Charles pups Cooper and Duke. Growing up on a Delaware potato farm, he’s no stranger to hard work, he just doesn’t like it.






Robin Meade

robin meadeRobin Meade is the Emmy Award-winning anchor of HLN’s morning show, “Morning Express with Robin Meade.” A staple in broadcast Journalism, Meade has become one of the most popular television news personalities in the industry. In addition to television, Meade also debuted her first country album, “Brand New Day,” in June 2011. And the follow-up album “Count On Me” in 2012. Working with Nashville heavy-hitters like John Rich, Victoria Shaw and Keb Mo. Both albums feature original songs, many of which were co-written by Meade. Meade attended Malone College and Ashland University where she majored in radio/television production, programming and performance and minored in political science. Meade’s first book, “Morning Sunshine! How to Radiate Confidence and Feel It, Too,” was released in September 2009 and instantly became a New York Times bestseller. Twice hourly you can hear Robin on America’s Morning Show reporting the latest news straight from the HLN/ CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.


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