Westwood One inks exclusive podcast deal with the AP

Westwood One, the audio network owned by Cumulus Media, has entered a podcasting partnership with the Associated Press. Under their arrangement, Westwood One will exclusively distribute, monetize, and market three of the AP’s podcasts. The All New Ground Game, AP’s Top 25 College Football, and AP’s Get Outta Here are covered by this deal.

“The Associated Press is an incredibly strong brand, showcasing talented hosts with a fresh point-of-view,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP marketing for Cumulus Media and president of 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,” AP Director of Programming Peter Costanzo said. “Westwood One has a genuine appreciation for the knowledge, perspective and expertise of our reporters and is helping raise awareness in the marketplace.”

Anna Washenko