America’s Largest Audio Network Adds the Greatest Announcer in Wrestling History to its Rapidly Growing Podcast Network

NEW YORK, March 26, 2018 – After weeks of speculation from fans, Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., announces that legendary WWE Hall of Famer, legendary announcer, and talent executive Jim Ross has officially moved his critically-acclaimed podcast to Westwood One Podcast Network. The weekly podcast will debut in early April with a new name: The Jim Ross Report.

The Jim Ross Report will offer listeners unique and educated opinions on the ever-growing sports entertainment business, which has never been hotter or more topical. Westwood One Podcast Network will provide ad sales representation and promotion for the show, delivering relationships and expertise with brand marketers with unparalleled scale and reach.

Westwood One Podcast Network is the only platform that provides podcasters with a full suite of promotion, syndication, and monetization capabilities from America’s largest audio network that reaches more than a quarter of a billion people each week. It has quickly become the destination for talent ready to take their podcast to the next level.

“This proud partnership is an impressive match between two legendary brands- Jim Ross and Westwood One,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP Marketing, Cumulus Media and President, Westwood One. “Jim always brings it, which is why he has such a passionate fan base and massive social media following. We can’t wait to share the first episode of The Jim Ross Report with his highly-engaged audience.”

“‘Business Has Picked Up’ in the land of podcasting as the new The Jim Ross Report debuts to the world on Westwood One in early April. Asses will be verbally kicked and names will be taken. You’ve been warned,” said Ross.

About Jim Ross
Ross’ sense of humor, strong opinions, and engaging interviews with famous friends has established his place in the podcast world. Known as the “Voice of Wrestling” after a 40+ year distinguished career in broadcasting and his long tenure in the WWE, Ross is a multi-time New York Times Best-Selling author. His current autobiography, SlobberKnocker: My Life in Wrestling, has been #1 in its category for more than a year. The WWE calls him “one of the greatest commentators in the history of the squared circle.” During his 21-year WWE tenure, EVP of Talent Relations Ross and his team signed wrestling icons as Steve Austin, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, Dave Bautista, Kurt Angle, Edge & Christian, Mark Henry, and many more of the sports’ top stars. Ross is a member of three Halls of Fame.

Rapidly becoming a leader in the podcasting space, Westwood One Podcast Network has grown exponentially due to its unrivaled promotional reach and portfolio of wildly popular podcasts that resonate with audiences, such as The Ben Shapiro Show, The Jim Rome Podcast, and Talk is Jericho.

Advertisers, creators, and distributors who want to learn more about Westwood One Podcast Network can contact Tim Sabean at tsabean@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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