Pandora Hires A New CFO

Naveen Chopra replaces Mike Herring, who had served as Pandora’s CFO since March 2013, and took on the role of president in March 2016. Herring will focus his attention on advertising and subscription growth. Chopra joined TiVo in 2003 and most recently served as the company’s interim CEO from January 2016 until its acquisition by Rovi in September 2016.

AdLarge Partners With Megaphone

Megaphone is a podcast hosting and ad-serving platform from Panoply. Clients include BuzzFeed, WBUR, and Gimlet.

4 New Podcasts For Westwood One 

Westwood One has announced new podcast partnerships with NBC Sports Radio’s The Leisuremen, personalities Paul Pabst and Andrew Perloff; political website The Daily Wire, featuring two podcasts from Ben Shapiro and Andrew Klavan; and Entrepreneurs En Vogue, featuring Miss New York US, Iman Oubou.

Podcasting Partnership Sees Launch Of The Bill Bennett Show

Advisors to President Trump seem to be in the news constantly – and not necessarily for the best of reasons. But there’s good news for fans of one Trump insider with an impressive background in radio: Bill Bennett. Bennett has entered into a partnership with DGital Media to do The Bill Bennett Show weekly, debuting Thursday.

Podcasters Unite To Raise Listenership

Hundreds of podcast hosts will be combining their powers in March to convert more listeners to the world of podcasts. According to Edison Research, one in five Americans listened to podcasts every month as of early 2016 – a number that has grown by double-digits for five years. But there are still plenty of folks who don’t know how to listen in.

SBS Chooses TargetSpot For Streaming

On Wednesday, the two companies announced the agreement that will make TargetSpot the exclusive third-party sales network for SBS’s Spanish Radio streaming inventory. SBS owns and operates 17 stations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, and Puerto Rico.

Raleigh Gets Its Sports Stuff

A podcast with a difference debuts on, Tuesday, February 14. The eight-week podcast, NC State Stuff: Is there a curse?, looks at the mythological North Carolina State sports curse.

Conrad Joins Paragon

Michelle Conrad is the new Social, Mobile, Digital Consultant at Paragon. Prior to joining Paragon, Conrad was in social media analytics for Oracle, Senior Social Media Account Manager for Friend2Friend, and Social Media Associate for Gunshot Digital. She operates Yooreka Social in Denver.

Chicken Soup Scoring Healthy Numbers

Since coming quietly onto the scene at the end of January, 2017, the Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast has surpassed one million downloads. The podcast is hosted by Chicken Soup for the Soul’s publisher, editor-in-chief, and author Amy Newmark.

SiriusXM Rolling Out The Big Brains

The  satellite radio company is set to launch Stanford Radio in collaboration with Stanford University. Debuting on Channel 121, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m., Stanford Radio feature two all-new programs: The Future of Everything and School’s In.

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