Westwood One Podcast Network and The Daily Wire Bring The Ben Shapiro Show to Millions of New Listeners
The Most Listened to Conservative Podcast in America is now a Dedicated Radio Show in Top Markets New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Seattle, and Salt Lake City
New York, NY, March 29, 2018 — Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., is expanding distribution of the wildly-popular The Ben Shapiro Show podcast. Launching on April 2nd, The Ben Shapiro Show will be syndicated across major U.S. markets including legendary station WABC/New York City; plus KABC/Los Angeles, WLS/ Chicago, WMAL/Washington D.C.; WYAY/Atlanta, KTTH/Seattle, and KKAT/Salt Lake City. Weeks before the radio show launches, advertising time in The Ben Shapiro Show is completely SOLD OUT.
The Ben Shapiro Show podcast has a fiercely loyal following with 15 million downloads each month. Listeners tuning in to The Ben Shapiro Show on radio will hear a high-energy, action-packed hour as Ben covers America’s most powerful political personalities, brutally breaking down the culture, while never giving an inch.
“The Daily Wire and Westwood One are doing something unprecedented: we’re launching the first podcast-to-talk radio transition ever,” said Ben Shapiro. “And we’re doing it in 5 of the top 10 DMA markets in the country, which is amazing in and of itself — no show launches with this constellation of stations. We already have an enormous digital audience, and we can’t wait to extend that audience to more traditional platforms.”
“Ben’s wildly successful podcast delivers a fresh voice to a new generation of millennial conservatives and we are excited to take this provocative narrative to syndicated radio,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP Marketing, Cumulus Media and President, Westwood One. “As America’s largest audio network, we are putting our full weight behind the show to connect Ben with millions of new listeners across podcast, radio, and streaming platforms.”
Ben Shapiro is editor-in-chief of DailyWire.com, and host of The Ben Shapiro Show, the top conservative podcast in the nation. He is a leading conservative speaker on college campuses, consistently defending free speech and open debate. Shapiro is the author of seven books, including The New York Times bestseller, “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (2012). Shapiro is also a nationally-syndicated columnist since age 17, and a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School.
For more information on affiliating or advertising in The Ben Shapiro Show, please contact Stuart Greenblatt at SGreenblatt@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, 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.
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