NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 25, 2020 – CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One and Imperative Entertainment today premiere In the Red Clay, an incredible true-story crime podcast that follows the most dangerous man in Georgia history, Billy Sunday Birt. The new edge-of-your-seat, 12-part podcast series debuts on all major podcast platforms. Westwood One partners with Imperative Entertainment to distribute, market, and monetize all their existing and forthcoming podcasts.

In the Red Clay

Whiskey, fast cars, drugs, betrayal, murder… and that’s just scratching the surface. Buried deep in the past of a quiet southern town lies the legend of Billy Sunday Birt. A chance meeting one spring day begins to unravel the truth behind the notorious figure and uncovers new secrets along the way.

Sean Kipe hosts the series and Jason Hoch, President of Imperative Entertainment’s Podcast Division, is an Executive Producer.

In the Red Clay marks the sixth series from Imperative Entertainment’s podcast division. Podcast series include The Syndicate, American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally, The Baron of Botox, Boomtown, and Gangster House.

About Imperative Entertainment

Founded in 2014, Imperative Entertainment is an innovative entertainment studio in Santa Monica, CA. With a keen eye for bold and powerful storytelling that captivates and excites audiences, Imperative Entertainment develops, produces, and finances original and branded entertainment with a focus on film, television, documentaries, and podcasts. The company is behind projects such as Clint Eastwood film The Mule, Academy Award(R) nominated All the Money in the World, and the Academy Award(R) nominated and 2017 Palme d’Or (R) winning film The Square by Ruben Ostlund. Imperative Entertainment is currently in production on Ostlund’s follow-up Triangle of Sadness and is also producing Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

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, and Westwood One Backstage. 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.


Karen Glover | Westwood One | kglover@westwoodone.com