Elaina Smith

Westwood One-syndicated talent Elaina Smith launches a new weekend entertainment program, “With Elaina.” Smith, who co-hosts “Nash Nights Live” and the “Women Want to Hear Women” podcast, will anchor a two-hour show “designed for pop culture junkies, entertainment fans and country music lovers,” which debuts March 2. Affiliates for the new program have not been announced yet.

“Launch day can’t come soon enough. I’ve been waiting to do a show like this for years,” Smith said in a release. “We’re going to have a blast bringing my pop culture background and Millennial vibe to country music fans in a whole new way.” Smith will be working with producer Ryan Kershner.

In addition to her nightly radio program, podcast and red carpet hosting duties, Smith is a Gracie-award winning broadcaster and now an actress, having appeared on the TV show “Nashville.” She has also been added to the ACM Awards announcing team on CBS with her “Nash Nights Live” co-host Shawn Parr.

“Elaina is a rising star with smarts, spirit and a little sass,” Suzanne Grimes, executive VP marketing, Cumulus Media and president, Westwood One added. “With this new platform, she can share her passion with country fans and listeners nationwide, every weekend.”