iHeart, OZY Shake Hands On Long-Term Deal


iHeartMedia and OZY Media announced a creative multiyear partnership, Thursday. OZY stories on a range of topics, from politics to culture to technology to sports, will be featured in iHeartMedia’s morning shows across 150 markets in the U.S. In addition, OZY Media’s hit podcast series The Thread, which takes listeners through nearly a century of great American stories, will join iHeartRadio.

“We are impressed with OZY’s rapid growth, diverse content, and versatility across platforms, especially in today’s competitive media landscape,” said Joe Robinson, President of Ventures for iHeartMedia. “We are excited to partner with OZY, and with our massive reach of a quarter of a billion listeners a month across the country, this partnership gives us the opportunity to share even more critical news and information with our diverse audience.”

“OZY wants to be everywhere you are, so what better company to partner with than iHeartMedia, which reaches more than 90 percent of Americans a month,” said Carlos Watson, co-founder and CEO of OZY Media. “We’re proud to bring the best of OZY to iHeart listeners, and hope they will be surprised, delighted, and enlightened by this offering and what’s to come.”


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