New ABC Podcast Goes To The Heart Of The News

On March 28, ABC News will launch a daily news podcast called Start Here. Hosted by Brad Mielke, each 20-minute episode will provide meaningful insights on events shaping the world. New episodes post every weekday by 6 a.m. ET

Pandora Buying AdsWizz For $145 Million

The streaming pure-play says the addition of AdsWizz will upgrade its ad tech capabilities. This is not an unexpected move as Pandora moves more into programmatic buying and away from feet-on-the-street selling to cut down on cost, as we've learned from their earnings calls.

Boxer & Boxer Fight Back On PodcastOne

Former California Senator Barbara Boxer and Peabody and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Nicole Boxer are joining forces in their new podcast Fight Back, which debuts Thursday, March 29.

SiriusXM Embarks On Voter Registration Program

SiriusXM has launched "Urban View Vote" -- a nonpartisan, midterm election year voter registration campaign designed to raise awareness about voter registration opportunities throughout the 50 states.

Cabana Takes On New Consequence

AdLarge’s cabana has announced an exclusive podcast ad sales partnership with music and pop culture outfit Consequence of Sound. Noted for its popular music news blog, Consequence of Sound is expanding its influence into the audio space.

Ismael Cala Is Talking Life

Life and business strategist, best-selling author, and acclaimed speaker Ismael Cala has a new show on reVolver Podcasts: DeMente Positivo con Ismael Cala. Specializing in personal development and mindful leadership, Cala was dubbed “the Latino Larry King” by The New York Times.

Five Charlotte Stations Get The Jelli Treatment

Beasley Media stations WSOC-FM, WPEG-FM, WNKS-FM, WKQC-FM, and WBAV-FM in Charlotte, NC, are the latest stations to use Focus 360’s networks that are “Powered by Jelli.”

Sirius And Hyundai Agree To Five More Years

SiriusXM and Hyundai Motor America have extended the agreement between the two companies for five more years. Customers buying Hyundai and Genesis brand vehicles will continue to get a three-month introductory SiriusXM All Access subscription.

Westwood One Ramps Up March Madness Coverage

Westwood One has worked with Amazon and development partner XAPPmedia to offer Alexa and Westwood One consumers access to Westwood One Sports’ exclusive live audio coverage and post-game recaps of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

Futuri Expands With Trio Of Executives

Futuri Media has announced several key additions to its fast-growing team: Michael Sharkey joins as Product Manager, Jim Roberts joins as National Account Manager, and Jim Tarantine joins as National Account Manager.

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