Granger Smith named new ‘After MidNite’ host

Current host Cody Alan stepping down

Granger Smith has been tapped as the new host to Premiere Networks’ country radio syndicated overnight program, After MidNight. Smith will take over the microphone for Cody Alan in January 2022 which will be named After MidNite with Granger Smith.

“I’m incredibly honored to take the reins of After MidNite!” Smith shares of his new hosting duties. “The unique opportunity to bring great music and speak to such a wide variety of listeners from 12 am to 6 am can have a profound impact on people’s lives and that responsibility is not lost on me. I’m so excited to get started!”

Granger is the third host in the program’s 28 year run. It was originally hosted by creator Blair Garner from its inception in 1993 to 2013 when Garner stepped down to host America’s Morning Show in Nashville. Alan took over hosting duties in January 2014 where he will remain until New Year’s Eve.

“I’ll be hosting my last After MidNite show for iHeart Radio on New Years Eve — Excited to bring you something new in 2022!” Alan shared on social media on Tuesday (Dec 7th).

The show airs daily from midnight to 6 am local time across 200 stations nationwide and is among the top-ranked radio shows in the country. After MidNite with Granger Smith will continue to feature country hits, artist interviews and performances, fan interaction, and some special content from Smith’s alter ego, Earl Dibbles, Jr. The program can also be heard on the American Forces Network and the iHeartRadio app.

Smith will still host and produce the Granger Smith Podcast as well as his family’s The Smiths YouTube series. He will also still tour and perform regularly as well as run his Yee Yee lifestyle brand, among other endeavors.

Alan is expected to continue hosting his Premiere-syndicated evening show, CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan, and his own Codycast, as he renews his contract with CMT.

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