Westwood One Makes Opie Podcast Launch Official
The former Opie & Anthony co-host will debut new episodes every Monday and Wednesday featuring Hughes and a rotating group of co-hosts and guests at random locations.
Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., announces the launch of Opie Radio on Westwood One Podcast Network with the first episode airing Wednesday, May 9th. This marks the return of wildly-popular Gregg “Opie” Hughes after a mysterious exit from his last gig.
Opie Radio will feature Opie hitting the streets and podcasting from surprise locations with his famous friends, including Carl Ruiz from the Food Network, comedians Vic Henley and Sherrod Small, and many more. Episodes will be released every Monday and Wednesday and will be available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, WestwoodOnePodcasts.com and the Westwood One Podcasts App.
The show’s trailer drops today, offering a glimpse of what’s to come.
“Westwood One Podcast Network is the ideal platform for Opie to open up and tell his story,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Marketing, Cumulus Media and President, Westwood One. “Opie is a star, with a massive following and great chemistry with our head of Digital Content, Tim Sabean. This is a new chapter for Opie and we’re giving him the creative freedom to develop a unique podcast that will reveal his true nature.”
Opie added, “Boy, do I have a story to tell you, starting May 9th! Go subscribe to the Opie Radio Podcast now so you’re the first to hear it.”
Gregg Hughes, aka “Opie” is one of the most popular radio personalities in the history of the medium. As famous as he is infamous, Opie is known for his outrageous bits and pranks, famous friendships, and compelling interviews. He is a modern-day audio and radio icon – when he speaks, the ratings follow.
Opie’s fans have been loyal to him since he first appeared with Brother Wease on WCMF Rochester. His fan base exploded when he created The Opie and Anthony Show in 1994, which ran until 2014, and was a market leader on every station where the show aired. From 2003 to 2017, Opie was a significant and highly visible personality on SiriusXM. His most recent show was considered a must stop for the biggest actors, comedians, and entertainers in the business.
Born and raised on New York’s Long Island, Opie lives and works in New York City. He is part-owner of F.H. Riley’s, a restaurant in Huntington, Long Island, with his brother. You can follow him on social media on Twitter and Instagram @OpieRadio and on Facebook @OpieRadioFans.
Westwood One Podcast Network has quickly become the destination for talent and advertisers ready for the next level. It is the only platform that provides podcasters and content creators with a full suite of promotion, syndication, and monetization capabilities from America’s largest audio network that reaches more than a quarter of a billion people each week.
Advertisers, creators, and distributors who want to learn more about Westwood One Podcast Network can contact Tim Sabean at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit westwoodonepodcasts.com, and download the Westwood One Podcast app for iOS or Android.