It’s not every day that a nationally syndicated weekend radio program expands its reach by 178 countries. But that’s the case with “The Hollywood 5,” a countdown of the biggest celebrity stories of the week produced out of Irvine, Texas.
Thanks to a deal with American Forces Radio and Television Services (AFRTS), the program hosted by morning radio show personality Kidd Kraddick with contributions from LA-based journalist Jonathan Hyla (pictured) will be made available to military personnel in 178 countries as well as on all U.S. ships at sea. This is the second time Kraddick’s Yea! Network has connected with overseas forces:
“When we partnered with American Forces Network to deliver the morning show, I was honored to know we would be bringing a small measure of fun and a sense of home to their day,” said Kraddick. “Now we’re teaming with AFN once again to take “The Hollywood 5” to our soldiers and their families and provide them with some weekend entertainment as well.”
Hyla can also sometimes be seen commenting about celebrity matters for E! and CNN’s Showbiz Tonight.