iHeartRadio Hits 100 Million User Mark

It's 100 million registered users for the iHeartRadio app. The company says the app has been downloaded more than a billion times and has 85 percent brand awareness among consumers. The company also says iHeartRadio saw a 30 percent increase in podcast listenership, and the platform currently features more than 5,000 podcasts across 15 different categories.

Triton Expands Into Latin America

Triton Digital announced on Tuesday that the company has expanded its Webcast Metrics’ online audience monthly rankers to Latin America. The first-ever ranker for Latin America was released Tuesday.

Amna Nawaz Ready To Make Listeners Uncomfortable

As our socio-political climate becomes one constant monsoon, ABC Radio is launching a podcast to give voice to the disparate views being shouted through the tumult. ABC News’ Amna Nawaz new podcast is called Uncomfortable and she will be going head-to-head with influential voices in America to tackle some of the country’s most divisive issues.

NextRadio Now Available In Colombia

Colombia joins Mexico and Peru as Latin American countries where consumers can tune to their favorite local FM radio stations using the NextRadio app. Later this year, additional expansion is planned to cover more Latin American countries by offering NextRadio within the Google Play Store in Brazil and Argentina.

WTOP Podcast Goes Back In Time

The new 5-part podcast series is called "The Investigation Continues" and it debuts Monday. WTOP reporter Neal Augenstein examines the circumstances behind the 1975 disappearance of 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and her 10-year-old sister Katherine.

NextRadio Adds Another Layer Of Credibility

This new agreement should give the folks at NextRadio additional credibility with advertisers. Nielsen will now evaluate TagStation's NextRadio data. Part of what NextRadio does, in addition to delivering FM radio to smartphones, is capture precise data about a radio station’s listeners.

Westwood One Brings The Girl Power

Two new podcasts are debuting aimed at female listeners. Frangela: The Final Word, offers insights and witty perspective on news and culture. Sugar Mom is for smart and sexy women who want to try something new. Both shows are available now on iTunes and audioBoom.

2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival Dates Set

September 22 and 23 are the dates for the 2-day music event in Las Vegas this year. The event will be held at the T-Mobile Arena, with artists being announced at a later date. The Daytime Village will also return to the Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor Hotel on Saturday, September 23.

SiriusXM Revving Up With NASCAR

A new show about NASCAR, Happy Hours, will start its engine on March 28 and air every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET. Motor racing fans will be excited to know that the show, airing exclusively on the NASCAR Radio Channel, will be hosted by champion driver Kevin Harvick.

Pandora Launches Premium Subscription Tier

Pandora's premium subscription service is launching this week with some listeners getting a free trial Wednesday. All other listeners will have an option to upgrade to the $9.99 per-month service over the next few weeks.

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