|Genre||Comedy, Talk, Music|
|Running time||5 hours (including commercials; on KIIS-FM)|
3-4 hours (syndicated)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Created by||Ryan Seacrest|
|Produced by||Stephen Spradlin|
|Executive producer(s)||Ryan Seacrest|
|Original release||2004 (at KIIS-FM)|
2008 (Syndication) - present
On Air with Ryan Seacrest is a weekday syndicated radio program hosted by Ryan Seacrest. It was launched in 2004 as a drive time show at the same time on Los Angeles Top 40 station 102.7 KIIS-FM as the television show with the same name, although Seacrest had hosted a similar show in afternoon drive time on sister station 98.7 KYSR from 1995 until 2003. The TV series ran for several months in 2004, but nationwide syndication of the radio program did not start until 2008. While Seacrest hosted his Los Angeles show in the morning, the syndicated show's affiliates aired it in middays or afternoons. The syndicated show took segments from Seacrest's live Los Angeles wake up show and packaged them with music, so listeners in other cities could hear them later in the day or the following day. The live radio show originated its broadcast from the KIIS-FM studios in Burbank, California. KIIS-FM is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.
Seacrest began working in New York City on May 1, 2017, as co-host of the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, and the KIIS-FM radio program continues to air live from 9AM to 1PM Eastern Time (ET) / 6 to 10AM Pacific Time (PT), with Seacrest currently broadcasting from a studio at the facilities of WABC-TV (where Live is produced). While he is on live TV, prerecorded discussions and bits air on KIIS-FM from 9 to 10AM (ET) / 6 to 7AM (PT), with his staff supplying live weather and traffic reports. After 10 AM (ET) / 7 AM (PT), Seacrest is heard live on KIIS-FM from the Manhattan studio. On Air with Ryan Seacrest is syndicated through an iHeart subsidiary, Premiere Networks. It is heard on over 130 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada.
The radio program, which initially featured newscaster and sidekick Ellen K., includes many popular segments such as Manny Streetz, Ginger Chan with Traffic and "60 Seconds of Sleaze" featuring entertainment news segment provided by Ellen K. This segment was actually originated by Seacrest's predecessor on KIIS-FM, Rick Dees, in a segment called "Dees Sleaze." One of the most popular segments is called "Ryan's Roses" where listeners call in with the suspicion that their significant other may either have cheated or is considering it. A staff member then calls the accused cheater imitating a florist who wishes to offer them a dozen free roses to be sent to anybody of their choosing. Often the accused cheater will send the flowers to the "wrong person," which may result in the "truth" pouring out and an argument between the couple, moderated by Seacrest. This segment is based on the common radio skit War of the Roses, which has been used on many radio shows around the country since the mid-1990s.
On October 7, 2015, Ellen K announced she was leaving the show to launch her own morning show on co-owned 103.5 KOST, beginning October 19. Her last broadcast on Seacrest's show was on October 16, 2015.
Following departure from the show, Ellen was replaced by former KIIS-FM midday DJ Sisanie (who was also the substitute host for her on occasional days). Sisanie's selection was officially announced on December 4, 2015, during the KIIS Jingle Ball 2015.
On May 1, 2017, Seacrest was named the new co-host of the syndicated television talk show Live with Kelly, which is broadcast weekdays from New York. To accommodate Seacrest's move, a new Manhattan studio was constructed within the facilities of WABC-TV where Live originates.