Chris Colbert launched DCP Entertainment to reach the underrepresented voices, including people of color, women, and the LGBTQ+ community. Podcasting is one way that he does that, and under a new partnership with Westwood One he hopes to reach a wider audience.
“It is an honor to work with Westwood One as we continue to create opportunities for podcasters of color and marginalized communities,” said Colbert. “This partnership will allow us to reach millions of people that have been searching for shows that authentically speak to their lived experiences,” he said in the announcement.
Westwood One will handle distribution, marketing, and advertising sales for all new DCP Entertainment shows as well as its back catalogue.
“At Westwood One, we are committed to providing a platform that celebrates all communities with engaging, compelling, and personally relevant content,” said Westwood One President Suzanne Grimes. “Chris and the DCP team have a proven record for creating high-quality, compelling, and informative podcasts. We are proud to introduce their shows to the Westwood One audience.”
In a separate announcement, Westwood One also announced that it has signed with Gaby Dunn to bring her podcast Bad with Money to its network. It will also handle ad sales, marketing and distribution of her show.
Dunn is a comedian and author who unapologetically examines the intersection of finances and social justice in her weekly show. Bad with Money features what Westwood One says is a “queer, feminist, and unabashedly radical point of view: to conversations with journalists, student loan experts, tax specialists, and mutual aid organizers.
"At a time when so many people are scared and out of work, I'm thrilled to be able to provide helpful and actionable advice for long-term financial security,” said Dunn in a statement. “Furthermore, Bad With Money will now sit alongside other like-minded shows on Westwood One, where it can reach those who need to hear it most,” she said.
Grimes calls Dunn’s show “highly informative, irreverent, and humorous” and said it would be a “perfect complement” to Westwood One’s roster of personal finance shows.