A deal was announced Thursday between Wynn Resorts and sports podcasting network Blue Wire. Wynn is investing $3.5 million in the network and that will include a podcast studio in the lobby of the hotel.
Since early 2020 Triton Digital has been producing podcast charts that include the top networks and the top shows. iHeart has never participated in the Triton charts, choosing Podtrac instead.
It will be interesting to see if other radio companies follow iHeart's lead and reveal exactly how much revenue they are generating from podcasting. For the most part radio has been touting big podcast revenue increases but burying the actual number as digital revenue.
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Before its Q4 earnings call Thursday iHeart announced a new operating structure under which its Digital Audio Group business, which includes iHeartRadio and podcasting, will now report its financials separately from the Multiplatform Group business, which includes radio.
Westwood One’s Dan Bongino Show is now heard on over 100 stations, with the latest affiliate KSVL-FM in Reno putting Bongino at the 100 mark. The Conservative talker, a former Secret Service Agent, launched in March 2020. He also served as a NYPD officer from 1995 to 1999.
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