The Sound of Music
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Carson Daly | Host
He will host and produce the fifth season of the NBC hit series "The Voice," returning on September 23. This year "The Voice" received its second consecutive Emmy nomination for outstanding reality-competition program. As his long-running late-night NBC series "Last Call with Carson Daly" returns in the fall for a 13th season, Daly continues to host his top-rated morning drive radio program on 97.1 AMP FM Los Angeles.
Daly began his career in radio in the early 1990s, quickly moving up the ranks as an on-air deejay in five different cities within his first five years. Shortly thereafter, he landed one of the most coveted positions in the business - that of the early evening voice of Los Angeles' influential and top-rated KROQ-FM. MTV soon recognized his talent and brought him to New York City.
It was at MTV that Daly became distinguished for his roles as gracious host and trendsetter, marking the beginnings of a career that ultimately grew into the entertainment icon that he is today. As host and executive producer of MTV's "Total Request Live" (TRL), he transformed an afternoon music video program into a must-stop on the publicity circuit for musicians, movie stars and entertainers alike. It was Daly's guy-next-door charm that made him not just appealing but trustworthy, as he entered living rooms daily to offer exactly what the audience desired. His reputation as pop-culture tastemaker was cemented.
In January 2002, his loyal fans followed him to NBC and tuned into his late-night television show, "Last Call with Carson Daly," which will enter its 13th season as a part of the network's top-rated, late-night lineup. Rewriting the rulebook for late-night television, Daly has taken his show out of the studio and on location every night. The strategically curated bookings extend to a wide array of great storytellers, inspired by Daly's admiration for the acclaimed "This American Life" radio program.
While the show boasts diverse bookings in the worlds of entertainment, politics and sports, it is the progressive music bookings that have earned Daly his bragging rights among the late-night crowd. Since day one, "Last Call" has been the show that gave many of the hottest bands their first break on U.S. television, including The Killers, Maroon 5, Ray LaMontagne, Modest Mouse, 30 Seconds to Mars, B.o.B and many more.
At the start of the 11th season, music network Fuse TV acquired the rights to rebroadcast "Last Call" the following day. New and expanded "Last Call" content, including interviews and musical performances, also appear online on www.fuse.tv.
For the eighth year, Daly and Universal Media Studios produced the annual New Year's Eve primetime special "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly." As executive producer, Daly has led the broadcast on all NBC platforms - both on- and offline. Past musical performers include Rihanna, Jay Z, Green Day, Sir Elton John, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Avril Lavigne, Panic! At The Disco, The Ting Tings and Lenny Kravitz.
This year, Daly continued to cement his ties to NBC as one of the frequent guest co-hosts for "The Today Show," regularly filling in for Willie Geist during the 9:00 a.m. hour.
In January 2010, Daly returned to his radio roots and currently hosts morning drive 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Monday - Friday on KAMP (97.1) in Southern California.