20 The Countdown Magazine is a 2-hour magazine-style syndicated radio show that counts down the top 20 Christian songs each week. Hosted by William Ryan, III, it’s the longest-running Christian music countdown show in the World! It features behind-the-scenes Christian music news, artist interviews, the Top 20 biggest songs of the week, and features such as the ‘Future Fan Favorite’ where you get to vote for your favorite song!
Broadcasting from Dallas, Texas, the show is available online as well as on over 1,100 radio stations worldwide! It’s offering encouragement, hope, and joy to listeners around the world through generous donations from listeners. Some of the places you’ll find the show in addition to the U.S.A. include the U.K., Canada, Kenya, and Australia, just to name a few!
20 The Countdown Magazine was originally launched by the legendary Jon Rivers in 1985 and William began hosting the show in the fall of 2019 after Jon’s retirement. William met Jon in 1998 while working at KLTY-FM in Dallas, TX where they ended up doing the morning show together for several years. Jon hired William to produce his morning show when William was fresh out of high school and taught him all about Christian music and radio programming. They remained close friends even after Jon left KLTY around 2001 to work for another Christian radio station/network.
William was born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and currently lives in Roanoke, TX with his wife, Christy, and their teenage twins, Bailey and Morgan. In addition to hosting 20 The Countdown Magazine, he also owns a large wedding and events production/entertainment company called It’s Your Night Entertainment.
Tune in to 20 The Countdown Magazine each week as William counts down the biggest songs in Christian music and listen as artists share the stories behind their songs. You’ll hear from artists like Lauren Daigle, For King and Country, Danny Gokey, MercyMe, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, and much more!