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The Westwood One Podcast Network Adds Original Content from the Worlds of Sports and Politics


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.

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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