AUDACY PARTNERS WITH WNBA FOR LAUNCH OF NEW PODCAST “QUEENS OF THE COURT WITH JORDAN AND SWOOPES
NEW YORK, NY – April 11, 2023 – Audacy’s 2400Sports podcast studio has partnered with the WNBA to launch “Queens of the Court with Jordan and Swoopes,” an Audacy Original hosted by journalist Jordan Ligons Robinson and three-time Kia WNBA MVP and four-time league champion Sheryl Swoopes. The weekly show will combine news and information, interviews, and deep dives on the history of the league and the game of women’s basketball. The hosts will address and dig into relevant topics both on and off the court, giving fans the ultimate companion podcast to showcase the WNBA’s biggest storylines with the greatest access. “Queens of the Court with Jordan and Swoopes'' will debut on Tuesday, April 11, and will be available on the Audacy app and wherever fans get their podcasts. Follow the series HERE.
As one of the premier journalists in the women’s sports and WNBA arena, Robinson has delivered her voice and expertise across podcast, video, and digital publishing platforms. She has contributed to The Ringer, GQ, Wave Sports, and BlueWire.
The first player to be signed when the WNBA was created in 1996, Swoopes earned three Olympic gold medals during her legendary playing career. Known for both her offensive and defensive skills, she is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Her experience in the league from its inception provides fans with an essential perspective on how far the game has come and where it goes from here.
“Since we launched 2400Sports, we’ve known we wanted to work with the WNBA and reach women’s basketball fans,” said Lena Moss Glaser, Audacy Vice President and Executive Producer. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the league to create a fun, insightful, and inclusive community with this podcast. Listeners will get analysis and insider stories from around the league, engagement from hosts, and a chance to hear the stories of the 2023 season as they unfold.”
“We truly look forward to the tipoff of the ‘Queens of the Court with Jordan and Swoopes’ podcast and to partnering up with Audacy,” said WNBA Chief Growth Officer Colie Edison. “The launch of the show is yet another sign of the expanding footprint of coverage around the WNBA as we are continually looking to provide new and engaging WNBA-related content. Jordan and Sheryl will undoubtedly shine a light on the hot topics around the league, share their opinions, tell the stories of the WNBA’s great athletes and, in the process, entertain existing fans and bring aboard new ones.”
Audacy is the unrivaled leader in sports radio, reaching three times more people than the leading competitor. Audacy is the #1 sports radio ownership group, which owns and operates 39 all-sports stations across the U.S., including WFAN 101.9 FM/660 AM (WFAN-FM/AM) in New York, SportsRadio 94WIP (WIP-FM) in Philadelphia and 670 The Score (WSCR-AM) in Chicago. Its unparalleled broadcast portfolio reaches nearly 30 million sports fans monthly and boasts the nation’s leading collection of radio play-by-play coverage. Audacy also serves as the flagship home of 41 professional teams and over 50 Division 1 collegiate programs, including the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs, Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls, and University of Michigan and University of Oregon, among others.
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The WNBA, which will tip off its 27th season on May 19, is a bold, progressive basketball league that stands for the power of women. Featuring 12 teams, the W is a unique sports property that combines competition and entertainment with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and social responsibility. Through its world-class athletes, the in-game fan experience, TV and digital broadcasts, digital and social content and community outreach programs, the league celebrates and elevates the game of basketball and the culture around it.
In 2020, the WNBA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) signed a groundbreaking eight-year CBA that charts a new course for women’s basketball – and women’s sports overall – with a focus on increased player compensation, improvements to the player experience, expanded career development opportunities and resources specifically tailored to the female professional athlete. Key elements of the agreement are supported through the league’s partnership platform, WNBA Changemakers, with AT&T, the WNBA’s Marquee Partner and inaugural Changemaker, as well as fellow inaugural Changemakers Deloitte and NIKE, Inc, and subsequent additions Google and U.S. Bank. During the 2020 season, the WNBA and WNBPA launched the WNBA Justice Movement forming the Social Justice Council with the mission of being a driving force of necessary change and continuing conversations about race and voting rights, among other important societal issues.