SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — TuneIn, Inc., the leading global live audio streaming service, and CUMULUS MEDIA, one of the largest media companies in the U.S., today announced that they have signed an agreement that will bring all 441 of CUMULUS MEDIA’S owned-and-operated stations across 90 U.S. markets to the TuneIn platform as well as distribution of the podcasts from Westwood One Podcast Network. The deal will bring market-leading stations to TuneIn’s 75 million monthly listeners across more than 200 platforms and connected devices including smart speakers, beginning today.
“As the world’s leader in live digital audio, we are thrilled to provide our listeners access to some of the best live station programming across sports, news, talk and music and entertainment, as well as popular podcasts and other on-demand content offered by CUMULUS MEDIA,” said John Donham, Chief Executive Officer at TuneIn. “We look forward to a long and successful partnership as we grow the next chapter of the audio business together.”
“We understand that consumers engage with content across multiple platforms and devices. We put our listeners first, and we have made it our mission to provide a modern and platform-agnostic listening experience,” said Mary G. Berner, President and Chief Executive Officer at CUMULUS MEDIA. “Expanding our partnership with TuneIn takes our distribution and promotional opportunities to the next level, exposing our portfolio of leading stations, shows and programs to new fans across streaming, podcast, and voice AI technologies.”
This multi-year partnership serves as an expansion of an existing agreement between TuneIn and Westwood One, a subsidiary of CUMULUS MEDIA, broadening the reach and accessibility of high-quality content to highly engaged audio lovers. Some of the market leading stations that will now be available to TuneIn’s global listeners include:
- WPLJ-FM (95.5 in New York)
- KSFO-AM (560 in San Francisco)
- KTCK-AM (1310 in Dallas)
- KLOS-FM (95.5 Los Angeles)
- WLS-AM (890 in Chicago)
- WMAL-AM and FM (105.9 and 630 in Washington, D.C.)
- WPRO-FM (92.3 in Providence)
To get started listening to CUMULUS MEDIA stations, visit https://listen.tunein.com/cumulusmedia.
Bringing together a wide collection of live sports, music, news, and podcasts — including live, on-demand and original content — TuneIn lets people find what they love while helping them discover new things. TuneIn has grown to become one of the most widely used streaming audio platforms in the world with 75 million monthly active users. TuneIn has over 120,000 owned & operated and partner radio stations and more than 5.7 million on-demand programs stemming from every continent, and is available for free across 200 platforms and connected devices. TuneIn Premium subscribers can listen to the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, premium news, and commercial-free music stations. With venture funding from Comcast Ventures, IVP, Sequoia Capital, Causeway, General Catalyst Partners, Icon Ventures, and Marker LLC, TuneIn is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
About CUMULUS MEDIA
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 441 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One platforms make CUMULUS MEDIA one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. The Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One are the exclusive radio broadcast partners to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and more. Additionally, it is the nation’s leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulusmedia.com.
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