Megan Alexander Join WSM Radio as Newest Member of “Coffee, Country & Cody”
National News Correspondent Signs on to Famed Morning Show as Entertainment Reporter
Posted August 3, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 650 AM WSM announced today Megan Alexander is coming on board as the newest cast member on its radio and television show “Coffee, Country & Cody” alongside Bill Cody and Charlie Mattos. Alexander is set to join the team as the show’s Entertainment Reporter beginning this morning from 7 to 10 a.m.
An Emmy-nominated national news correspondent, Alexander brings with her years of experience on the longest-running syndicated national news magazine television show Inside Edition, covering major award shows, 9 Super Bowls, interviewing presidents and breaking national news stories. She has taken on a variety of roles throughout her career including host, reporter, author, actress and speaker.
Alexander said, “I am beyond thrilled to join the legendary WSM’s ‘Coffee, Country & Cody’ and I look forward to waking up viewers everyday with the show and chat about all things country music! Don’t be surprised if you see my favorite Starbucks drink – an iced coconut milk latte – frequently by my side.”
WSM Director of Content and Programming J. Patrick Tinnell said, “What a win for WSM to add Megan Alexander to ‘Coffee, Country & Cody!’ Megan will be such a treat for our radio and Circle TV audience. Everyone will want to start their day with Bill, Charlie and Megan.”
As a popular keynote speaker on the topics of faith and work, Alexander hosts the Inspirational Country Music Awards each year. Fans may also recognize her from her previous role in the ABC primetime drama “NASHVILLE.” Alexander serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation. She shares her favorite interviews of all time are Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
Alexander can be reached at email@example.com.
650 AM WSM is the most famed country music station in the world. Each day, the station shares country, bluegrass and Americana as well as the excitement of Music City with friends in Middle Tennessee and listeners around the world. WSM debuted on Oct. 5, 1925, and less than two months later, the station would birth its most famous show (and the show that would make country music famous), the Grand Ole Opry. WSM has gone on to become a broadcasting giant and a friend to hundreds of thousands of fans. The station has won hundreds of broadcasting awards and was named Country Radio Station of the Century by “Radio & Records” in 2000. WSM’s personalities are nationally recognized figures in country music, and its listeners range from U.S. Presidents to Country Music Hall of Famers, to artists climbing the charts toward their first number one hit. You never know when a famous listener might drop in for a visit or to take the studio’s reigns for a while. For more information, visit wsmonline.com.
About Ryman Hospitality Properties:
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) is a leading lodging and hospitality real estate investment trust that specializes in upscale convention center resorts and country music entertainment experiences. The Company’s core holdings* include a network of five of the top 10 largest non-gaming convention center hotels in the United States based on total indoor meeting space. These convention center resorts operate under the Gaylord Hotels brand and are managed by Marriott International. The Company also owns two adjacent ancillary hotels and a small number of attractions managed by Marriott International for a combined total of 10,110 rooms and more than 2.7 million square feet of total indoor and outdoor meeting space in top convention and leisure destinations across the country. The Company’s Entertainment segment includes a growing collection of iconic and emerging country music brands, including the Grand Ole Opry; Ryman Auditorium; WSM 650 AM; Ole Red and Circle, a country lifestyle media network the Company owns in a joint venture with Gray Television. The Company operates its Entertainment segment as part of a taxable REIT subsidiary.
*The Company is the sole owner of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center; Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center; and Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. It is the majority owner and managing member of the joint venture that owns Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.
Shannon Sullivan | Alyson Stokes
Ryman Hospitality Properties
Ssullivan@rymanhp.com | Astokes@rymanhp.com
Monday – Friday, 5:30am – 10am
Nothing gets a morning started better than “Coffee, Country and Cody.” The show’s namesake is Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Famer and affable television personality Bill Cody. Bill’s producer/sidekick/sports guy/fellow brilliant conversationalist is Charlie Mattos. Bill and Charlie are joined by Jo Smith who brings all things entertainment to the table. Together, Bill, Charlie, and Jo start every weekday off with great music—country, bluegrass, Americana, Opry cuts, and live studio guests—, the latest news, entertaining features, and lively talk about everything from A (award shows) to Z (zoology). A cup of joe has never been this much fun! Now you can watch all the fun on Circle Television! Visit CirclePlus.com to check your local listings.
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Bill Cody’s nationally & internationally known voice has been heard over the air waves for 45 years. A 2008 inductee into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame. Bill is in his 22nd year as morning show host of WSM’s “Coffee, Country & Cody” & is a Grand Ole Opry announcer/host.
He has multiple nominations for CMA, ACM & Billboard awards. Bill’s radio syndication, television, voice over & movie credits include: “American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry”, GAC TV’s “Master Series” & the network’s specials, “Tennessee’s Wildside” on PBS, Ray Stevens’ Nashville (RFD), The Nashville Network (TNN), Bill Cody’s Classic Country Weekend, Nashville Record Review, Country’s Most Wanted, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Music City Walk of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, Willie’s Roadhouse on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, United Airlines In-Flight country programming also heard aboard Air Force 1 & 2.
Married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, for 35 years. They have 3 children and live near Cross Plains, TN.
Born just outside Providence, RI in October of 1963, Charlie is not only the “Resident Yankee” on the WSM staff; shockingly he’s the only “Portuguese” staff member as well! A proud member of “Coffee, Country & Cody” since 2004, Charlie and his wife Renee’ live near Nolensville and are the proud parents of 2 year old Jackson and a 14 year old Pug named “Allie.”
Charlie’s a 30 year radio veteran with stints at WNWS radio in Miami and WLAC radio in Nashville and is a 1985 alum of the University of Miami. He’s also the longtime voice of Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball.
Charlie loves the Boston Red Sox, English Premier League Soccer, the music of Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Bill Clinton, the writing of John Steinbeck & Apple Computers.
Megan Alexander is an Emmy nominated national news correspondent. She wears a variety of hats, including host, reporter, author, actress and speaker. Megan works as a correspondent on the longest-running syndicated national news magazine television show Inside Edition, covering all the major awards shows, 9 Super Bowls, interviewing Presidents and breaking national news stories. For the 2015/2016 seasons, Megan was a Special Correspondent for CBS Television covering “Thursday Night Football”. As an actress, she has appeared in the ABC primetime drama “Nashville”, CMT’s “Still the King”, the BET network’s “Back to the Goode Life” and the feature films “God’s Not Dead 3”, “Redeemed” “Heartbeats” and “Space Warriors”. One of her first acting gigs was appearing in Josh Turner’s music video for “What it Ain’t”.