Network Brings Even More Host-Driven Authenticity to Listeners with CBS Sports Radio’s Jim Rome, Democratic Strategist Peter Daou, The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles, and Josh Lewin, plus Extends Tom Barnard

 

NEW YORK, November 1, 2017The Westwood One Podcast Network is a vital extension of Westwood One’s portfolio of best-in-class programming. The network has developed a one-stop, all-inclusive platform that provides a full-service suite of expert tools and services for podcasters, content creators, distributors, producers, and advertisers.

The Westwood One Podcast Network is experiencing rapid growth, attracting major players in the audio podcast space, including exclusive new podcast partnerships with CBS Sports Radio talk host Jim Rome, Democratic strategist Peter Daou, The Daily Wire’s political talker Michael Knowles, and sportscaster Josh Lewin. The network has also signed a podcast extension agreement with new National Radio Hall of Fame inductee Tom Barnard.

The Westwood One Podcast Network will provide ad sales representation for the following podcasts, delivering brand advertiser relationships and expertise with massive scale and reach.

  • The Jim Rome Podcast features popular CBS Sports Radio host Jim Rome, who brings listeners inside a deeper conversation with special guests who talk about their process, what makes them tick, their journey and backstory, and everything in between. It’s Jim Rome like you’ve never heard him before — totally unfiltered and asking the questions he’s always wanted to ask. This new podcast debuted at #3 on iTunes. Listen here.
  • The Daou of Politics is hosted by Peter Daou, Democratic strategist, political consultant, activist, and CEO and founder of Verrit.com. Daou’s journey has taken him from a war zone to the war rooms of two presidential campaigns. In The Daou of Politics, he shares the lessons he’s learned and seeks a dignified, common sense approach to America’s toxic political environment. He has been described by the New York Times as “one of the most prominent political bloggers in the nation.” The Washington Post said that his early work in digital politics helped innovate “a whole new way of campaigning.” Listen here.
  • The Michael Knowles Show with Michael Knowles – Come for the conversation. Stay for the Covfefe. Michael Knowles is the #1 international best-selling author of Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide, which President Trump hailed on Twitter as “a great book for your reading enjoyment.” Michael serves as a regular contributor to the Daily Wire and as a Cultural Correspondent for The Andrew Klavan Show. Michael takes his audience beyond the headline, analyzing top cultural and political issues of the day alongside his “Panel of Deplorables.” Listen here.
  • Blitz & Giggles with Josh Lewin – Sportscaster Josh Lewin, former play-by-play announcer for the San Diego Chargers, play-by-play announcer for the New York Mets Radio Network, and the UCLA Bruins football and basketball teams, hosts an NFL preview podcast that counts down the weekend’s games, ranked from worst to best, giving each two-to-three minutes of attention. And he does it all with a sidebar of expert snark and commentary. Listen here.

In other news from the Westwood One Podcast Network, Tom Barnard has renewed his agreement with Westwood One and begins his second year of providing daily, original content with The Tom Barnard Show. Tom’s daily podcast is now heard on two terrestrial radio stations in Northern Minnesota; it’s the first original content podcast that’s transitioned to commercial radio, where it re-airs in its entirety. Listen here.

Tomorrow, November 2, Barnard is being inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago, only the third Minnesotan in the Hall of Fame after Garrison Keillor and Stanley Hubbard.

The Westwood One Podcast Network’s blueprint offers ad sales representation, promotion, creative production, and more. If you are an advertiser, podcast content creator, or distributor and want to learn more about the benefits of being in the Westwood One Podcast Network, contact khurley@westwoodone.com.

For podcast insights and trends, Westwood One’s Podcast Download Fall 2017 Report is available for download on WestwoodOne.com.

About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to 245 million listeners each week across an audio network of 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio broadcast network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.

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