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Ben Shapiro Radio: Podcaster to Be Syndicated in Major Markets

Ben Shapiro Radio: Podcaster to Be Syndicated in Major Markets

Ben Shapiro at Politicon at Pasadena Convention Center on July 30, 2017, in Pasadena, California. (John Sciulli/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 29 March 2018 03:12 PM

Ben Shapiro’s popular podcast will be coming to radio as a one-hour show in major markets including New York, Washington, and Los Angeles. 

Westwood One will begin syndicating Shapiro's podcast on April 2 and noted that advertising time sold out weeks before the launch, Shapiro’s site The Daily Wire reported. The podcast has 15 million monthly downloads, most of them younger conservatives who find Shapiro’s debates with liberals and critique of liberal academia attractive.

Thiry-four-year-old Shapiro has written several books and many articles detailing conservative viewpoints and pointing out the fallacies of left-leaning arguments. With the radio program, he joins established hosts such as Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Mark Levin, on whose show he has filled in, although he does not see himself as a competitor with them, Red State reported.

"The Daily Wire and Westwood One are doing something unprecedented: We're launching the first podcast-to-talk radio transition ever. And we're doing it in 5 of the top 10 DMA markets in the country, which is amazing in and of itself — no show launches with this constellation of stations," Shapiro said of the move. "We already have an enormous digital audience, and we can't wait to extend that audience to more traditional platforms."

Westwood One President Suzanne Grimes added, “Ben’s wildly successful podcast delivers a fresh voice to a new generation of millennial conservatives and we are excited to take this provocative narrative to syndicated radio.” 

Shapiro left Breitbart News in 2016 to form The Daily Wire because he disagreed with Steve Bannon’s leadership and didn’t feel it honored the legacy of the late Andrew Breitbart who founded it, and because the media outlet appeared to side with the Trump campaign against one of their own reporters in a March 2016 incident of alleged assault.

Twitter was full of congratulations for Shapiro on the accomplishment.

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