Veteran radio personality Donnie Simpson partners with Podville Media for the launch of The Donnie Simpson Show Podcast. The ten-episode series, sponsored by AARP, will feature in-depth audio and video interviews with renowned musicians, comedians and actors.
The first three episodes, which are available now, feature Smokey Robinson, D. L. Hughley, and Tichina Arnold. Future episodes will debut weekly. Additional season one guests include the Sugarhill Gang, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Regina Belle.
"This is an opportunity to lift up other promising and valuable voices. With the Donnie Simpson Podcast Network, I can discover and amplify our next generation of talent," Simpson said in a release. "My podcast, along with the recent revival of Video Soul, is the first time in my career that I will own the content I create. I've worked with outstanding partners throughout my years on the radio but not until now have I been the owner of my voice, my work. It's incredibly gratifying for me and I'm humbled to achieve this personal dream."
“The Donnie Simpson Show Podcast” is the first Podville Original, a new initiative at Podville Media, which is a production partner of the “Lincoln Project Podcast,” the “Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights' Podcast,” “Pod for the Cause” and ESPN's “Undefeated.”
"Donnie Simpson was the perfect personality for our first Podville Original, and we're thrilled to help him realize his dream of owning his content," co-founder and CEO of Podville Media Oscar Zeballos added. "As Donnie kicks off his network, we're excited to partner together with our launch of Podville Originals. We're looking forward to helping Donnie build the Donnie Simpson Podcast Network and we're eager to collaborate on future projects with other talented personalities, so they too can create and own their voices and ideas."
Simpson currently hosts afternoons on Radio One adult R&B “Majic 102.3” WMMJ Washington, DC. He also hosts “The Donnie Simpson Weekend Show,” which is syndicated by Reach Media.