Stations in the Fox Television Stations group will test a TV program this summer based on clips from four radio programs around the country, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.
“Dish Nation” is being billed as an “entertainment news program featuring … a fast-paced, unscripted take on pop culture, celebrity scandals and salacious, headline-grabbing conversations,” the story reports.
Radio-based TV shows aren’t unknown: Don Imus’s radio program previously aired on MSNBC and currently is shown on Fox Business Network, while ESPN Radio’s "Mike & Mike in the Morning" is simulcast on ESPN2, the story points out. Howard Stern’s radio show was a staple on E! Entertainment for years.
Radio personalities who will be included in the new Fox show include Felli Fel of L.A. hip-hop station KPWR-FM (106.7) and New York’s Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill of WPLJ-FM.
The half-hour weeknight show will get a six-week test on Fox stations in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Baltimore, Atlanta, Phoenix and Washington.