WESTWOOD ONE and CHECKPOINT RADIO are partnering to launch what they say is the first nationally syndicated esports radio show. You can now bet on eSports online here
"CHECKPOINT RADIO," a two-hour weekly show for airing any time between THURSDAY afternoon through SUNDAY, is produced by sports radio consultancy RSA SPORTS/RICK SCOTT AND ASSOCIATES with KEVIN GRAHAM's RIPPLE CONTENT and is hosted by NATE BENDER, ROBBIE LANDIS, NORRIS HOWARD, and JOE SLOAN. An "ESPORTS MINUTE" feature to air 6a-midnight daily and a unique podcast edition of the show will also be available.
“WESTWOOD ONE is synonymous with best-in-class Sports audio programming with over 62 million weekly listeners tuning in for live sports game coverage and expert commentary, and these passionate sports fans are also front and center with the emerging esports movement,” said WESTWOOD ONE President and CUMULUS MEDIA EVP, Corporate Marketing SUZANNE GRIMES. “Our partnership with CHECKPOINT RADIO brings the excitement of esports to our sports fans and we’re excited to welcome the program to the WESTWOOD ONE Sports family."
GRAHAM said, “We’re thrilled to roll out the first esports show for radio with an incredible partner like WESTWOOD ONE. The CHECKPOINT RADIO crew, RICK SCOTT, and I have been working on the show for almost a year with the goal of building a program that captures the energy and excitement of esports. It is also a new revenue opportunity for broadcasters.