July 11, 2022
FOR RELEASE: 07.11.2022
Blue Wire and “Comeback Stories” with Darren Waller Announce New Production Partnership
The weekly podcast and video series is produced and distributed by Blue Wire out of the Blue Wire Studio @ Wynn Las Vegas in partnership with KLUTCH Sports Group.
Los Angeles, CA: Blue Wire, the home of the next generation of sports media programming, announces today the relaunch of "Comeback Stories”, a show that shares inspirational tales of the recovery journey with Darren Waller, tight end for the Las Vegas Raiders, and Donny Starkins, international yoga instructor, mindfulness teacher, and personal development coach. Comeback Stories will record from Blue Wire Studios @ Wynn Las Vegas. Blue Wire will manage distribution and sales for the show and partner with KLUTCH on promotional efforts. The show is available now on all platforms.
“Comeback Stories is so special to me. It was created to be a safe space for anyone who’s faced adversity and to help normalize conversations about everyday challenges. Our goal is to impact as many lives as possible, and we believe that Blue Wire has the leverage to help take the show to the next level” Darren Waller, host and co-creator of Comeback Stories
“Comeback Stories” launched as a podcast in February 2021. Partnering with Blue Wire gave the team access to the Blue Wire Studio @ Wynn Las Vegas where their first video episode with guest Carl Nassib, talking about being the first active NFL player to come out as gay. The video has over 69,000 views.
“As cliché as it sounds, Comeback Stories is not your typical athlete podcast. Darren and Donny do an amazing job of walking guests through their journeys and I’m excited that our studio can play a part in sharing these tales,” said Jordan Harris, Blue Wire Studio @ Wynn Las Vegas General Manager. “One listen is enough to experience the magic and emotion that emanates from these conversations, something we had the pleasure of experiencing live in Las Vegas.”
The podcast is available across all major platforms, including Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Overcast, and Spotify. Full episodes of the podcast will be available on the Blue Wire YouTube channel.
Blue Wire has grown rapidly since launching in 2018 distributing a network of more than 200 regional sports and gaming podcasts, launching the popular NBA commentary podcast “Spinsters” along with the serialized feed “American Prodigies” as well as the popular serial, “The Rumor”. In 2021, Wynn Resorts, the publicly traded parent company of Wynn Las Vegas, invested $3.5M into Blue Wire in February of 2021 and built a rent-free studio for the startup. The studio attracts a steady stream of sports celebrities to record content include Super Bowl champion Matthew Stafford and his podcaster wife Kelly Hall, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, as well as NFL greats Chad Ochocinco & Cris Carter.
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About Blue Wire
Founded in 2018, Blue Wire is the home of the next generation of sports media programming through its slate of more than 200 popular national and regional shows such as Green Light with Chris Long, Spinsters with Haley O'Shaughnessy and Jordan Ligons, Stay Hot with TikTok megastars Matt Sponhour, Blaiden Kirk, and Theo Ash and the award-winning American Prodigy series.
Blue Wire believes in the creator economy and that the future of content will be led by creators building their own brands and listeners controlling their own programming. The company invests in partnerships that mobilize sports fans, journalists, athletes and has created a content incubator to develop the next generation of sports media talent. In 2021 the 1,700-square-foot Blue Wire Podcasts studio opened at the Wynn Las Vegas, the studio regularly hosts a rotating cast of athletes and influencers creating their own content. For more info visit www.bluewirepods.com
About KLUTCH Sports Group
Founded in 2012 by CEO Rich Paul, KLUTCH Sports Group is a premier agency representing some of the world’s biggest athletes across major professional sports. Minority-owned and women-led, KLUTCH’s unique, 360 approach helps clients at any stage of their career maximize opportunities across the rapidly changing entertainment, media and business landscape, and provides strategic support in partnerships, branding, communications, social responsibility and more. With proven expertise in the intersections of sports, entertainment and culture, KLUTCH connects top teams, major leagues and properties with global brands. In 2019 KLUTCH partnered with UTA, and in April, KLUTCH was recognized on TIME Magazine’s first-ever list of TIME100 Most Influential Companies. UTA is a leading global talent and entertainment company that represents many of the most acclaimed figures across film, television, news, music, sports, speakers, theater, fine art, literature, video games, podcasts and other social and digital content. The company also is recognized in the areas of film finance and packaging, branding, licensing and endorsements, and is known for its dedicated digital media group.