Powerful New Podcast Features Women who are Standing up for Change and the Challenges they Face
New York, NY, August 13, 2018 – More female candidates, more first-time candidates, and more minority candidates are running for office than ever before. In collaboration with Cult Favorite Media, Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., proudly launches a new podcast with one goal: to get as many women on both sides of the aisle elected to office as possible. Run Like a Girl, co-created and hosted by seasoned voiceover artist and screenwriter Tracy Fraim, introduces listeners to different female candidates from across the country who are running the race of their lives. In addition, now through Election Day, the podcast goes inside the Gretchen Whitmer campaign for exclusive access to one of the most competitive gubernatorial contests in the country – Michigan.
“The time is now for these exceptional women,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Marketing for Cumulus Media and President of Westwood One. “They’re courageous and tenacious, and we are proud to shine our spotlight on their personal stories and support them with a massive radio, social, and influencer marketing campaign.”
“Women represent a paltry 20% of the seats in Congress,” said Donna Fazzari, co-creator, and executive producer. “To change that equation once and for all, we need to normalize what it’s like for a woman to run and in turn, lead this country. The intimate medium of podcasting is an ideal environment to experience the triumphs and challenges of these candidates as they push through political boundaries.”
Run Like a Girl is a non-partisan show also co-created and executive produced by two-time Emmy award-winning media veteran Corny Koehl, former Executive Producer of Oprah Radio. It’s supported by celebrity announcer Julie Bowen from the Emmy Award-winning sitcom Modern Family. The podcast features music composed by Tommy Coster, who has composed songs with such artists as Dr. Dre, Eminem, and 50 Cent. In 2000, he co-wrote the single “The Real Slim Shady” with Mike Elizondo, Dr. Dre, and Eminem.
Run Like a Girl debuts on August 23, but the podcast trailer is available now on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, WestwoodOnePodcasts.com, and the Westwood One Podcasts App for iOS or Android and runlikeagirlpodcast.com.
Westwood One Podcast Network has quickly become the destination for talent and advertisers ready for the next level. It is the only platform that provides podcasters and content creators 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.
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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, the Billboard Music Awards and the American 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.
Cult Favorite Media LLC
Across television, radio and digital media, Cult Favorite is a development and production company that places a premium on story, substance and surprise. www.cultfavoritemedia.com
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