New Radio Program and Podcast Follow The Show’s Return To TV Last Month

NEW YORK, NY – October 17, 2019CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One, America’s largest audio network, has announced it will exclusively distribute and sell a new podcast and weekend radio show with The McLaughlin Group. The podcast joins Westwood One Podcast Network on November 1st, and the radio show will debut the weekend of December 7-8th.

Political writer and commentator Tom Rogan hosts the series, alongside original panel members Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, and Clarence Page. A new generation of panelists will also join the group, providing much-needed conversations around politics, culture, and foreign policy issues. Listeners can expect to hear content from the TV program as well as original bonus content in both the radio show and the podcast.

Tom Rogan said, “I’m excited that we have joined the Westwood One family and will reach new audiences across the nation. Our panelists are friends who disagree, agreeably. Their intellectual camaraderie is needed now more than ever.”

We‘re proud to provide access to this legendary show as we gear up for what will certainly be one of the most heated election years in American history,” added Suzanne Grimes, EVP Marketing, CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One. “The McLaughlin Group was a pioneer among political talk shows, and this distinguished iteration lead by Tom Rogan offers important commentary at a significant time.”

The McLaughlin Group, produced by BL Sports & Media Group, returned to public television in September. Presenting station Maryland Public Television is broadcasting the series this year before it rolls out nationwide on public television stations and digital platforms in January 2020.

Stations that are interested in affiliating The McLaughlin Group can contact Stuart Greenblatt atsgreenblatt@westwoodone.com or (212) 419-2946 for more information.

About BL Sports & Media Group

BL Sports & Media Group is a privately held media production company based in McLean, Va. It is the producer and content manager of The McLaughlin Group, an iconic news talk show, as well as other television and internet shows. The company specializes in media content for distribution across multiple media platforms including: TV, radio, print, cable TV, podcasts, websites, YouTube, and more. Visit www.blsportsandmedia.com

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 visit www.westwoodone.com.


Suzy Schultz | Westwood One | sschultz@westwoodone.com| (212) 419.2905