New Host Takes Over Envision Networks®’ Weekly Country Concert Program

Envision Networks® is thrilled to welcome Vanessa Ryan as the new host of The Live Ride. The weekly show brings listeners two hours of live performances from today’s country stars.

“Country music is my escape from the stress of day to day life, and I’m thrilled for this opportunity to work with Envision Networks® and connect each week with listeners who want to enjoy the live experience with me,” Vanessa said.

Vanessa is a life-long country fan and currently co-hosts mornings on Wisconsin’s Great Country 101.9. She’ll be bringing her passion and enthusiasm for country music and live concerts to listeners every week on the Live Ride.

“You simply won’t find a more enthusiastic host than Vanessa Ryan.  She loves country music and you can hear it in her upbeat delivery.  The combination of high energy live performances and Vanessa’s interesting stories and tidbits keeps The Live Ride cruising in the fast lane,” said Michael Lichtstein, VP/Programming at Envision Networks®.

The Live Ride is a two hour radio show that brings a weekly “concert” to country radio featuring live performances of current and recent chart hits by today’s biggest acts. As a Nashville insider, Vanessa Ryan provides the most up-to-date country news, concert information and artist interviews along with the perfect soundtrack for country radio listeners to relive their favorite country concert experiences!

Visit for more details or contact Amber Wade at 216-831-3761 or for information on how you can get The Live Ride for your radio station.

About Vanessa Ryan:

Vanessa has been passionate about country music ever since she was a teenager growing up in Wisconsin when she discovered Lorrie Morgan’s music. She quickly became obsessed with attending as many concerts as possible with friends. She wanted the full experience of the genre. While in college she heard an ad on her favorite local country station looking for part-time help. On a whim she applied and got the job. She continued to work for the station until she graduated and moved to Minneapolis to pursue work in her degrees. Awhile later she moved back home for a short period of time and was approached by the owner of her former station to help fill in for a few weeks. A few weeks turned into a few years, and she never left the world of radio again. Vanessa’s second home has become Nashville as she visits frequently, exploring and discovering new artists and music. She’s not only passionate about artists and the music they perform, but the lifestyle as well. She lives and breathes country music, and is excited to share her love of it with you every week. She currently does mornings at WDEZ-FM/Wausau, Wisconsin. She has previously worked at WYTE-FM and WIFC-FM, also in Wausau, Wisconsin.

About Envision Networks®:

Envision Networks® provides content and services to more than 2,100 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual weather-news-traffic broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.


The Live Ride