MBC LOUD FM Adds "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" and "American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest"

LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2023 – MBC GROUP, the largest and leading media company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, announced today the addition of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” and “American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest” to MBC LOUD FM – the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) format radio station.

Effective immediately, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” joins the station on weekdays (Sunday through Thursday) from 4 – 7 p.m. KSA, while “American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest” now airs every Saturday from 4 – 8 p.m. KSA.

Tarek Majdalani, Station Manager for MBC LOUD FM, commented: “We are beyond thrilled to announce the addition of ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ and ‘American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest’ to MBC LOUD FM’s lineup. This marks an exciting milestone for us as it brings these highly-popular shows to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the first time.

“It goes without saying that Ryan Seacrest is an iconic figure in the world of entertainment, with his productions reaching a huge following around the world. By featuring his hit shows on MBC LOUD FM, we are further enhancing our commitment to delivering diverse and engaging content to our listeners in KSA, providing an exciting and unique radio experience like never before. And we’re only just starting!”

“Launching ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ and ‘American Top 40’ in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on MBC Network’s LOUD FM is a personal career highlight,” said Tanya Juhasz, Premiere Network Vice President, International Business Development.  “Working with Tarek and his team to launch the first pop station in KSA with Ryan as their drivetime host is an honor, and it’s exciting to be a part of the many amazing changes happening today in Saudi Arabia.”

Nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” is a four-hour music and entertainment news show focused on all aspects of the entertainment industry, highlighting and interviewing top talent from the worlds of music, film and television.  Listeners can also visit www.RyanSeacrest.com to interact and connect with the show, and get their daily entertainment and lifestyle news.  The site features photos, videos and social networking. 

“American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest,” the number one countdown show in the U.S., is syndicated by Premiere Networks on nearly 500 stations worldwide. Each week, Seacrest counts down the Top 40 songs and interviews the biggest stars in entertainment. The show can be heard by millions of listeners across the globe in markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Singapore, Toronto, Vancouver, Nairobi, Beijing, Cairo, Sydney, Dubai and many others. For more information, or to find a station in your area, please visit www.AT40.com.



MBC GROUP is the largest and leading media company in the Middle East & North Africa region that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment. In 2002, nearly a decade after the launch of MBC1 in London, in 1991, MBC GROUP moved its headquarters to Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates. In September 2022, MBC GROUP launched its new headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Today, MBC GROUP includes over 17 leading TV channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment); MBC2 & MBC MAX (24-hour western movies); MBC3 (children’s edutainment with a mix of both local productions and western acquisitions); MBC4 (entertainment for young families with a female-focus); MBC ACTION (an indigenous adrenaline-packed channel targeting young males with local and homegrown productions); MBC VARIETY (Western films and general entertainment with uninterrupted broadcasting); MBC DRAMA (24/7 Arabic drama) & MBC+ DRAMA (a joint pay-TV channel between MBC and OSN); MBC PERSIA (general family entertainment dubbed and subtitled in Farsi); WANASAH (24-hour Arabic music channel); MBC MASR & MBC MASR2 (general family entertainment geared towards the Egyptian family); MBC BOLLYWOOD (delivering the freshest in Bollywood content geared towards the region via an Arabized interface); MBC USA (on “Dish Network” in the US); MBC IRAQ (a premium channel aimed at the entire Iraqi family), MBC5 (new satellite channel dedicated to the Maghreb); all of them benefit from MBC STUDIOS which produces the region’s most compelling premium content for cinema, television and on-demand platforms. MBC GROUP also includes two FM radio stations: MBC FM (Gulf music) and Panorama FM (contemporary Arabic hit music).

Furthermore, part of MBC GROUP is Shahid, the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform, home to highly rated original productions from the Arab world, a wide range of exclusive movies and premieres, as well as the top watched live Arab TV channels.

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