National radio syndicator Excelsior Radio Networks (XRN) and Entertainment Management Group Worldwide, Inc. (EMGW), a licensee of Billboard Music Group, are teaming up to launch Billboard's Hot Dance

National radio syndicator Excelsior Radio Networks (XRN) and Entertainment Management Group Worldwide, Inc. (EMGW), a licensee of Billboard Music Group, are teaming up to launch Billboard's Hot Dance Countdown. The new weekly syndicated program is set to debut the weekend of Sept. 28-29.

Available in four- and two-hour versions, Billboard's Hot Dance Countdown will count down the top 40 songs or top 20 songs, respectively, as reported on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The show will be hosted by Washington, D.C., radio personality Jenni Chase and produced and mixed by Gene Huie, aka DJ GKLoop. Each program will feature an interview with a top artist who has a hit song on the chart that week.

"We are very excited to be in business with Billboard and EMGW on this brand-new countdown show for the Hot Dance format," says Larry Kahn, VP/GM for XRN. "Billboard's Hot Dance Countdown fills a void in this extremely popular and rapidly growing format. We are excited to be bringing it to the marketplace of radio stations and advertisers."

XRN produces and syndicates music programming and prep services in a variety of formats to more than 2,000 radio stations nationwide. EMGW is a premier entertainment representation and marketing firm.

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