iHeartRadio and Sports Illustrated Media Launch “Sports Illustrated Weekly” Highlighting the Biggest Stories and Names in Sports

Fall in love with sports again as series host John Gonzalez uncovers sports stories you’ve never heard before

WHAT: iHeartRadio and Sports Illustrated Media announce an original podcast series focused on iconic names in the sports industry, “Sports Illustrated Weekly.” Hosted by John Gonzalez, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and previous podcast host and writer at The Ringer, the weekly series takes sports fanatics through untold moments, iconic interviews and the best stories in sports thus far. 

Gonzalez will bring to life the articles in the latest Sports Illustrated issue including stories that take listeners behind the scenes of College Football’s madcap coaching carousel and into the underbelly of the soccer hooligan turned crime kingpin. This new series is everything readers love about the iconic sports magazine, now in podcast form.

In episode one, fans can tune in to hear from some of the biggest names across sports. The episode will kick off with Howard Beck, who chats with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Steve Kerr, and Bob Myers about how the Golden State Warriors are somehow in “win now” and “rebuild” modes at the same time. Then, Tom Brady sits down for a 1-on-1 interview with Jon Wertheim about how he’s changed over 20 seasons, while still playing his best football, and what the future holds. And finally, in a segment titled “Where Were They Then?,” former NFL Offensive Lineman Joe Thomas recalls the first time he was featured in Sports Illustrated.

WHEN: First episode available now with new episodes dropping every Wednesday.

WHERE: Sports Illustrated Weekly” is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and is available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.

EMBED: Use the below embed code to include the “Sports Illustrated Weekly” audio player into any website:

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About Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated (SI) is an unparalleled and influential leader recognized for shaping modern culture and uniting athletes, teams and fans worldwide. SI’s award-winning media enterprise brings powerful storytelling to life across platforms ranging from Emmy-winning video to the monthly print magazine with a 67-year heritage. Get in-depth features, probing profiles, and iconic and beloved photography from the best writers and photojournalists in the game at SI.com.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 500 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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