ABC Radio Announces Special Fourth Of July Programming

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June 20, 2019




Three Specials: “Red, White and Rock 2019,” “Homemade Hometown Salute” and “Cherished America”


ABC’s Aaron Katersky visits Mount Rushmore for the ABC Radio special “Cherished America.”


ABC Radio will provide three three-hour specials to affiliates over the July 4th holiday weekend: “Red, White and Rock 2019,” “Homemade Hometown Salute” and “Cherished America.”


Red, White and Rock 2019,” hosted by rock legend George Thorogood, provides rock music from American bands and artists including Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers Band, Heart, Cheap Trick, Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, ZZ Top and more. The special features insights into the music from rock icons and celebrates the cities, artists and songs that comprise the proud landscape of American rock and roll.


Country star Jake Owen hosts ABC Radio’s country music special “Homemade Hometown Salute,” which celebrates the hometowns and home states across America, told through the eyes of country music artists who hail from these special places. “Homemade Hometown Salute” features Carrie Underwood, Michael Ray, Carly Pearce, Luke Combs, Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Cole Swindell, Morgan Wallen, Thomas Rhett and more.


ABC News Radio correspondent Aaron Katersky hosts “Cherished America” which takes listeners to national monuments, national parks, and places both familiar and obscure on the National Register of Historic Places. The special examines why each place is important to the country and how each shapes and defines it.

About ABC Radio:

ABC Radio syndicates America’s largest commercial radio news network, ABC News Radio, along with the ABC Radio Lifestyle and Entertainment network and ABC Radio Digital to over 1650 radio stations and multiple digital distributors. ABC Radio’s robust podcast roster includes the #1-rated “The Dropout” and “A Killing on the Cape” podcasts as well as “Start Here,” “10% Happier with Dan Harris,” “Powerhouse Politics” and more. ABC Radio’s podcasts are distributed across Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher and the ABC News app. ABC Radio reaches more than 76-million listeners each week across broadcast and digital audio platforms. ABC Radio is part of Walt Disney Television. For more information, visit


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