Award-Winning Podcasts Give a Voice to Underrepresented Communities
NEW YORK, NY – March 23, 2021 – Cumulus Media’s Westwood One has signed an agreement with DCP Entertainment to distribute, market, and monetize all forthcoming podcasts as well as their back catalogue. DCP Entertainment’s mission is to provide a platform for people of color, women, and LGBTQ communities, and to highlight stories around mental health, disability, and overcoming adversity.
Current productions include Say Their Name, which was nominated for the 2021 Ambies Award “Podcast of the Year” and Toure Show: The Central Park 5, which was a 2020 Webby Award “Best Crime & Justice Episode” honoree. Other productions include Democracy-ish, Make It Plain, and Woke AF.
All DCP podcasts will be available at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Pandora, among other platforms.
“It is an honor to work with Westwood One as we continue to create opportunities for podcasters of color and marginalized communities,” said Chris Colbert, Chief Executive Officer of DCP Entertainment. “This partnership will allow us to reach millions of people that have been searching for shows that authentically speak to their lived experiences.”
“At Westwood One, we are committed to providing a platform that celebrates all communities with engaging, compelling, and personally relevant content,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP Marketing at Cumulus Media and president of Westwood One. “Chris and the DCP team have a proven record for creating high-quality, compelling, and informative podcasts. We are proud to introduce their shows to the Westwood One audience.”
About DCP Entertainment
DCP Entertainment, LLC is your destination for the underrepresented voice, sharing stories you won’t find anywhere else that we can all relate to. With a focus on improving the world around us, DCP’s podcast and video series go beyond entertainment, and provide perspectives and lessons that can create positive movements. For more information, visit https://www.dcpofficial.com and follow @DCPofficial on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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 7,300 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 NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, 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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