RADIO.COM Debuts Two New Podcasts Starring “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Alumni Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita
Eat Live Love Indulge with Kathy Wakile and The Lookover Ladies Hosted by Jacqueline Laurita, Jill Ashley and Melissa Polo Launch on RADIO.COM
PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 23, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., announced the launch of two new RADIO.COM Original podcasts featuring former cast members of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” television series. Exclusive first access to Eat Live Love Indulge with Kathy Wakile and The Lookover Ladies will be available to listeners nationwide on RADIO.COM, the fastest-growing digital audio app in the U.S.
“We’re thrilled to welcome this stellar group of talented women to our best-in-class content portfolio on RADIO.COM and with them, more female-first programming to the platform,” said Pam Russo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, RADIO.COM. “They each lead full lives as professionals, mothers, wives and daughters, in addition to dedicating themselves to championing on behalf of various causes. I look forward to hearing more of their inspirational and relatable stories of family, home life and inner strength.”
In Eat Live Love Indulge with Kathy Wakile, food, family and friends come together to make the best recipe for life. The former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star will take listeners to delicious destinations as she shares what’s cooking with her guests.
“After leaving ‘RHONJ’ I stayed in touch with viewers through in-person appearances, guest television spots and through social media,” said Wakile. “I continue to receive so much love and support from everyone that enjoyed my story and my family. My podcast is an extension of what people already relate to and for me to stay connected, sharing more of my life experiences, my cooking, travels and relationships through the conversations that happen around my table.”
Wakile joined “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” during the show’s third season in 2011 and wrote a national bestselling cookbook called “Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts That Keep Life Real Sweet.” She also launched a line called Indulge with Kathy Wakile, which included the Indulge cannoli kit, and opened Pizza Love, an Italian restaurant in New Jersey.
The Lookover Ladies will feature Laurita and her friends Jill Ashley and Melissa Polo as they take on their real, hectic, yet relatable journey through life with no topic off limits.
“The podcast is a new platform for me and two of my girlfriends to discuss a variety of topics and engage with our listeners,” said Laurita. “It’s very real and personal. My life is typically very Autism-focused, and helping families affected by the diagnosis is my mission and something I’m very passionate about, but sometimes I just want to let loose and talk about random girly things with my friends. This is my release. This balances me. I’m thrilled to be part of the RADIO.COM family and I’m looking forward to a long partnership with them.”
Laurita was on seasons one through seven of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” She has also appeared on the network’s “Manzo’d with Children” and in the 2012 comedy “Bad Parents.” In 2016, Laurita co-wrote “Get It!: The Busy Girl’s Guide to Getting Your “It” Together.”
Eat Live Love Indulge with Kathy Wakile and The Lookover Ladies will be exclusively available at launch on RADIO.COM. Episodes will then be available everywhere podcasts are available.
RADIO.COM is an integrated digital platform where consumers discover and connect live with the Entercom portfolio of premium, curated content powered by over 235 highly rated, locally programmed radio stations and their websites. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the U.S., currently has over 300 stations and more than 10,000 podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM offers anytime, anywhere access through the RADIO.COM mobile app and website, and home and auto-connected devices, including Amazon Echo, Amazon FireTV, Sonos, Roku, Google Home, Google Chromecast, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and many more. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
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