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WESTWOOD ONE AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITE IN PODCAST PARTNERSHIP

Westwood One to Distribute, Monetize, and Market The All New Ground Game, AP’s Top 25 College Football, and AP’s Get Outta Here Podcasts

NEW YORK, NY – December 10, 2019 – CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One, America’s largest audio network, and The Associated Press, the definitive source for news, are announcing Westwood One will exclusively distribute, monetize, and market three premium podcasts from AP.

The All New Ground Game explores the top issues in American politics, hosted by AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace. Also joining Westwood One is AP’s Top 25 College Football with Ralph Russo, offering an inside look at college football, and the AP’s Get Outta Here, an award-winning podcast hosted by Warren Levinson for the causal or veteran traveler.

“The Associated Press is an incredibly strong brand, showcasing talented hosts with a fresh point-of-view,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP Marketing, CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One. “From Julie’s energetic and engaging news coverage, to Ralph’s experience, and Warren’s amazingly creative way with words, these shows will drive discussions and discovery in politics, sports, and travel today.”   

“We are very proud to be working with the team at Westwood One, who bring much more to the table in support of our podcasts than just distribution,” said Peter Costanzo, AP’s Director of Programming. “Westwood One has a genuine appreciation for the knowledge, perspective and expertise of our reporters and is helping raise awareness in the marketplace.”

About the Shows

●   The All New Ground Game – Join Julie Pace, Washington Bureau Chief for The Associated Press, for a conversation with newsmakers and AP reporters in the field as they examine the top issues in American politics. Get ready for the 2020 Election — from the ground up. Listen here

●   AP’s Top 25 College Football – With the help of players, coaches, TV analysts, school administrators, and NCAA officials, AP College Football Writer Ralph Russo tackles on-and off-field issues affecting the sport throughout the year. The show gives everyone from the casual fan to the obsessed alum an insider look into the AP Poll and all that is trending on campuses around the country. Listen here

●   AP’s Get Outta Here – This podcast features the latest travel news, trends and trip ideas, with host Warren Levinson calling on the experience of Associated Press correspondents all over the world. Whether you’re an armchair traveler or a frequent flyer, “Get Outta Here!” provides you with a weekly conversation about travel that’s informative, inspiring and fun. Listen here.

These premium podcasts are available at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

About AP

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP. On the web: www.ap.org.

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 NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, and the Academy of Country 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 visitwww.westwoodone.com.  

Contact:

Suzy Schultz | Westwood One | [email protected] | (212) 419.2905




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