Westwood One is launching the Ben Shapiro Show into syndication on Monday, April 2 with seven clearances including six in major markets.
The daily hour-long show will be fed from 5-6pm eastern which is when it will air on Cumulus Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York. The other launch affiliates carrying the program will air it at 9pm local time including Cumulus’ 790 KABC Los Angeles, 890 WLS Chicago, 630 WMAL/105.9 WMAL-FM Washington DC, “Talk 106.7” WYAY Atlanta, 860 KKAT Salt Lake City, and Bonneville’s 770 KTTH Seattle.
The daily show is a conversion of Shapiro’s daily podcast into radio form. Shapiro is the editor of Conservative site The Daily Wire.
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.
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