Westwood One 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.
“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 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.
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