New York, NY – July 10, 2019: Esports fans – get ready to press play on your next gaming addiction. Westwood One, America’s largest audio network, and multi-platform media brand Subnation are announcing a new original podcast called, “The Voice of Esports” hosted by gaming legend Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner. The first show aired 6/28 on Westwood One Podcast Network; you can check out the episode here.
The Voice of Esports will highlight the pioneers of one of today’s hottest lifestyle categories as famous esports industry expert and gameplay commentator ReDeYe entices legends of esports to lift the lid on what’s gone before and what’s to come. The show is designed to provide in-depth insights on the passion and creativity driving the global esports gaming industry.
The first guest on The Voice of Esports is Marcus Graham/DJ Wheat, one of the co-founders of Twitch, which sold for just under a billion dollars to Amazon. Marcus Graham is being inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame. Every week listeners can expect more legends like Marcus Graham, and to learn about the incredible human beings that bring esports to life.
Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner said, “We want to bring you the people who love esports, who can share their passion, and educate you whether you’re an expert, a novice, a casual gamer, or a skeptic. We want you to tune in and listen to these incredible human beings who bring esports to life.”
“Given his unique perspective, ReDeYe is the authentic voice of esports – weaving his colorful personal experiences with riveting interviews and insights for our passionate audience,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Marketing for CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One. “Westwood One and Subnation have joined forces with Paul to create access to the fiercest competitors, visionary publishers and developers, luminaries and influencers who are defining the esports culture.”
“I can think of no better host and ambassador than ReDeYe to begin our collaboration with Westwood One,” said Seven Volpone, CEO of Subnation. “Paul is globally regarded as one of the most respected voices in esports, and his deep knowledge and genuine passion are a testament to how dedicated Subnation is to celebrating the culture of gaming and lifestyle of esports.”
The Voice of Esports podcast is the second collaboration between the two companies, the first being a regular feature airing in Westwood One’s nationally syndicated Zach Sang Show. ReDeYe joins Zach each week to talk about gaming news, current standings, new releases, and to promote the podcast.
Listen and subscribe to The Voice of Esports on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and WestwoodOnePodcasts.com. New episodes drop every Friday on Westwood One Podcast Network.
About Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner
is a host, commentator, presenter and voice over artist predominantly featuring in video games and technology. In 2016, Paul was dubbed “the voice of esports” by ESPN. Paul has traveled the world in more than a decade of experience covering almost every major esports tournament. He has also worked on mainstream television, taken part in radio shows, presented in sporting stadiums and world class theaters, hosted his own shows, been a panelist, an expert, an ambassador and even presented a rock show and commentated on more than fifty game titles. He’s also worked with some of the biggest names in show business including Kim Kardashian, Cheryl Cole, Macy Gray, Brody Jenner, Jessica Alba, Ted Stryker, Dave Berry and Emma Willis. His notable TV appearances have included Sky Sports, Sky One, DirecTV, EuroSport, ESPN and he has worked with almost every major game publisher in the world, among them Blizzard, Activision, Valve, Ubisoft, iD Software, Epic Games and EA.
About Westwood One Podcast Network
Westwood One Podcast Network is the fastest organically growing podcast network in America, engaging listeners with original content in political talk, sports, and entertainment powered by a massive, multi-platform engine. Westwood One Podcast Network’s content and advertising partners tap into the passion, energy, and creativity of a start-up within an audio powerhouse, capitalizing on our enormous promotional reach, established national sales team, and preferred relationships with major podcast buyers, as well as high-quality production capabilities across the country. It was the first to launch multi-platform extensions with monetization at scale in the commercial segment, most notably with The Ben Shapiro Show.
Subnation is a media and event platform that celebrates and elevates the culture of gaming and lifestyle of esports through the development of original content and live programming. The company curates festival experiences where creators, gamers and consumers come together to hear, see, shop, discover, and experience their shared passions. Subnation is known for producing high energy experiences featuring musical performances, live art installations and immersive activities showcasing the gaming culture. The company also consults brands on their gaming and esports strategy, creating engaging content for today’s digital audience.
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