Colin Cowherd Partners with iHeartRadio to Launch The Volume Podcast Network
FanDuel to Serve as Presenting Sponsor
The Volume Goes Live Today, February 1, with Five Shows, Including Brand-New Podcast from Colin Cowherd
Los Angeles, February 1, 2021 - Colin Cowherd, one of the most popular and accomplished figures in sports broadcasting, and iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally, announced today a partnership to launch a new podcast network, The Volume. The agreement includes a slate of sports-talk podcasts that will be co-produced by Cowherd and iHeartRadio.
“There has never been a more exciting time to develop new sports content," said Cowherd. “Podcasts have totally changed the game, and the expanded use of sports gambling makes this the perfect moment to launch this endeavor. I'm thrilled to work with iHeartRadio and this dynamic group of talent to start building The Volume."
“We’re so excited to build on the incredible success of The Herd Podcast Network to launch this new sports network with Colin,” said Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartPodcast Network. “He has an amazing ear for talent and storytelling - and we want to support him any way we can in this incredible new medium where he’s already a leader in the sports genre.”
“As mobile betting continues to enter the mainstream consciousness of fans we are partnering with the indelible voices synonymous with sports. Few voices epitomize this more than Colin Cowherd,” said Mike Raffensberger, Chief Marketing Officer for FanDuel. “FanDuel is excited to be the presenting sponsor of The Volume and our team is eager to listen to Colin as he takes fans on a sports journey in a way only he can.”
The Volume Podcast Network launches today, February 1 with five podcasts: “The Colin Cowherd Podcast” – a brand-new podcast from Cowherd, “The Jenkins & Jonez Podcast,” “Moneyline Monaco,” “Oral Sessions with Renée Paquette,” and “Catchin' Fades With Aqib Talib.” These shows are now available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.
- The Colin Cowherd Podcast: Three times a week, Cowherd delivers his thought-provoking perspectives on the top stories and invites a wide variety of high-profile guests to dig deep into the topics that fascinate him.
- The Jenkins & Jonez Podcast: Already household names among die-hard NBA fans, longtime friends LaJethro Jenkins and Dragonfly Jonez bring their passion for basketball, and their entertaining banter, to this twice-weekly podcast.
- Moneyline Monaco: Comedian and sports gambling fanatic Alex Monaco offers his irreverent takes and expertise on the biggest bets in sports.
- Oral Sessions with Renée Paquette: Every week, Renée Paquette sits down with the biggest names in combat sports, as well as her celebrity friends, for unscripted and uncensored conversations
- Catchin' Fades With Aqib Talib: The outspoken Aqib Talib brings his trademark intensity to Catchin’ Fades, where former teammates and competitors join him each week to dish on the latest drama in the NFL.
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About Colin Cowherd
Colin Cowherd, one of the most thought-provoking sports hosts in the country, joined FOX Sports and Premiere Networks, a division of iHeartMedia, in September 2015 as a television, radio and digital personality. Airing Simultaneously on FOX Sports Radio, iHeartRadio and FS1 from 12-3 PM ET, The Herd with Colin Cowherd is a topic-driven journey through sports. Featuring interviews with entertainers and newsmakers from across the spectrum of sports and pop culture, the program can be heard on more than 300 stations nationwide, FS1, The Herd with Colin Cowherd channel on iHeartRadio, FOX Sports channel 83 on SiriusXM, as well as podcasts on multiple platforms. Daily clips can be accessed via the official Twitter handle @TheHerd, and on Facebook, TheHerdNow.com, FOXSportsRadio.com, FOXSports.com, and YouTube. Cowherd also appears on FOX NFL Kickoff, the Sunday morning NFL pregame show leading into FOX NFL Sunday, and contributes to coverage of many of FOX Sports’ marquee events.
iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; through its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; other digital products and newsletters; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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