Green Joins DGital Media

Jay Green has joined the company as Senior VP of Digital Strategy and Analytics. He'll lead analytics and audience development for the company. CEO Spencer Brown said, “The addition of Jay Green, one of the thought leaders in the podcast industry, is a further reflection of our commitment to leadership in on-demand audio."

 “In The Dark” Is In Peabody Spotlight

It’s a chilling story but one worth telling. In the Dark, an investigative podcast by APM Reports, has received a George Foster Peabody Award for its groundbreaking reporting on the 27-year investigation of the Jacob Wetterling kidnapping. 

Free Webinar Will Boost Your Social Media Results

You can’t beat free. And in an era when radio is searching for ways to grab the digital world by the horns, it would behoove all and sundry to check out Triton Digital’s free 30-minute webinar on social media, 2 p.m. ET, April 27. Those who join in will learn how to leverage social media to drive increased engagement with their brand.

Norman Lear To Host New Podcast

The writer, producer, director, and creator of such legendary sitcoms as All In The Family, Good Times, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, and Maude, will debut his show on PodcastOne on May 1. Called All of the Above with Norman Lear it will feature the 95-year-old taking listeners through conversations on such disparate topics as comedy, family, current events, music, and politics. Co-hosting will be Lear’s longtime friend and sidekick Paul Hipp.

NextRadio App Lands In Argentina

The app can now be used by consumers for FM radio smartphone listening in the South American country. This further expansion into Latin America also allows listeners to tune to their favorite FM stations in Colombia, Mexico, Peru. Later this year Brazil will also go live in the Google Play Store

iHeartRadio + SpokenLayer = New SpokenEditions 

Forty new SpokenEditions have been released onto iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music, podcasting, and live-streaming radio service. SpokenEditions draws from written content from premium publishers. SpokenEditions provides access to audio versions of some of the top written publications across a number of subjects.

Radio One, Reach Choose Clip

All 53 Radio One radio stations and seven national network personalities will now use Clip Interactive to deliver interactive broadcast and streaming content feeds to listeners via Clip-built mobile apps and web players. The deal was signed after Radio One tested the products for seven months at its Washington, DC cluster.

Congrats To iHeartRadio

iHeartRadio has won a Shorty Award for Best In Live Events. Shorty Awards recognize "the most influential, popular, and culturally relevant brands and influencers across social media." For the second year in a row iHeartRadio is a winner for Best In Live Events for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. iHeartRadio also won the category’s fan-voted Audience Honor for the festival.

Pattison Launches SoCast Platform to Grow Digital

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, located in Canada, owns 43 radio stations. Thursday the company announced it was partnering with SoCast to centralize digital operations for all of its radio stations.

Connected Car Hackathon Coming To NAB

jacapps is teaming up with Ford at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas for an event called the Connected Car Hackathon. Coders and developers will compete to develop dashboard solutions that will enable audio and video content for in-vehicle consumption in today's vehicles, and in autonomous vehicles in the future.

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