On November 13, 1993, After MidNite aired for the first time on 12 stations. Word spread and within four months, more than 100 affiliates were on board. Today, the highly-acclaimed Country radio show is nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks and can be heard on more than 230 affiliates by 2.7 million weekly listeners.
For nearly 20 years, industry stars, fans and listeners have chosen After MidNite as the ultimate destination for the most engaging and informative interviews in Country music. The industry's biggest stars, including Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban and Sara Evans, choose After MidNite to premiere new music, launch albums, give away concert trips, and share breaking news.
In addition to playing the very best in Country music, After MidNite provides listeners with an interactive radio experience featuring open phone lines and a variety of contests and giveaways. It also provides a direct connection to the biggest concerts and events, including the Country Music Awards.
She originally wanted to name the dog Blake but thought it would be a bit stalker-like, so she settled on the name Charlie. Blake called the show and chided her for not naming the the pooch after him. Hoda asked, "Is Miranda [Lambert] OK with me naming the dog Blake?" To which Blake quipped, "Let's pretend like I asked her and she said yes."