The Rich Eisen Show Launches January 4th on Westwood One Podcast Network
New Podcast, Just Getting Started, Slated for 2021 Launch
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 17, 2020 – Cumulus Media’s Westwood One today announced a partnership with Emmy-nominated broadcaster Rich Eisen to bring The Rich Eisen Show and future projects to the Westwood One Podcast Network. In the new partnership, Westwood One will monetize, market, and distribute all existing and forthcoming podcasts. In addition, Westwood One will assist in the distribution of the Rich Eisen radio show.
Westwood One will work directly with Eisen to format show highlights and interviews into The Rich Eisen Show podcast that will be available at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Pandora, among other platforms.
Now in its sixth year, the Emmy Award-nominated The Rich Eisen Show originates out of Los Angeles, CA and features an engaging mix of sports, humor and pop culture, while attracting the most recognizable names in sports and entertainment, including Tom Brady, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Regina King, Aaron Rodgers, Larry David, Morgan Freeman and more. The show airs nationally on Peacock TV and is also available on Channel 211 NBC Sports Audio on SiriusXM.
A new podcast, Just Getting Started, is scheduled to debut in February 2021. Just Getting Started will be Eisen’s first step into the world of personal fulfillment podcasting. Eisen will interview the biggest names from news, entertainment, sports, and pop culture, discussing their career origins and mining their stories on how they got started, in a format where audiences can be inspired by their endeavors.
As part of the partnership, Westwood One will also assist with the audio uplink, satellite connection, and distribution to existing and future local radio station partners for the Rich Eisen radio show.
“In relaunching my podcast and terrestrial radio businesses, I couldn’t find a better partner to bring my content to more hearts, minds and ears than Westwood One,” said Eisen, president and CEO of Rich Eisen Productions, which owns The Rich Eisen Show. “I also could not be more excited to launch a new podcast and podcast shingle with my new partners. The fact that they’re also the radio home to the National Football League makes this even more of a wonderful fit.”
“Rich is a legendary sports broadcaster, widely known for his sharp insights and colorful NFL commentary. It is exciting to welcome him and The Rich Eisen Show to the Westwood One Podcast Network and to work on new projects together,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP Marketing, Cumulus Media, and President, Westwood One. “Rich has met some of the most interesting, successful, and colorful characters around – and not just in football. It will be a lot of fun to hear Rich talk with titans of sports, business, and entertainment about their paths to success in Just Getting Started.”
About Rich Eisen
Rich Eisen has been and will continue to be the signature host for NFL Network since he was hired as the network’s first on-air talent in June 2003. Prior to joining NFL Network, he had a memorable eight-year run at ESPN, where he became one of the network’s most visible personalities as host of SportsCenter as well as a variety of other high-profile assignments. The Rich Eisen Show debuted in October 2014 and following its second full year (2016) was nominated for a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Studio Show-Daily.
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news, and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the Masters, the Olympics, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and Westwood One Backstage. 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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