NextRadio, IBS Launch Contest

College students nationwide can create and submit a sixty second radio commercial promoting Emmis' NextRadio. NextRadio and the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System have teamed up in search of the best radio spot showcasing FM Chip in smartphones. The winner will have his or her spot included in an upcoming run of NextRadio commercials.

Spreaker Launches National Radio Ad Campaign

The Podcasting platform says it is running a large national radio ad campaign on hundreds of USA iHeartRadio radio stations promoting podcasting and Spreaker’s audio creation, publishing and distribution platform.

NPR Picks Triton For Podcast Distribution

NPR’s podcast catalogue includes Fresh Air, TED Radio Hour, Hidden Brain, Invisibilia and a wide variety of additional on-demand content covering science, music, pop culture, comedy, and news. NPR has chosen Triton’s Tap Podcast for distribution and monetization of its podcast content.

Google Honors Cox For Customer Satisfaction

CMG placed second for the 2015 Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Award for Highest Customer Satisfaction. CMG Director of Digital Solutions Jesse McCambridge (pictured) said, “Cox Media Group continues to be the go-to, trusted marketing experts by our advertising customers, and our digital solutions are delivering ROI and results for our clients."

Streaming Pioneer Closes Down

They say nothing lasts forever and that turns out to be true for streaming pioneer Live 365 which launched way back in 1999 and shut down Sunday. Here's the note posted to the website...

Triton Says 2015 Was a Big Year For Streaming

As part of its December ranker, Triton also released some statistics from 2015 which said overall streaming reached an all-time high in 2015. Average Active Sessions increased by 13.3 percent for the Monday-Friday 6:00AM-8:00PM daypart and by 13.6 percent for the Monday-Sunday 6:00AM-Midnight daypart.

Pandora Debuts New Discovery Tool

It's called "Browse" and Pandora says it helps users discover even more of the music they'll love. The new tool gives users nonstop discovery of new stations based on their listening activity and users can see what's playing on a station before adding it to their station list.

Bob & Tom App Dowloaded Over 100,000 Times

Just one week after launch, the Bob & Tom app, which was developed in partnership with Clip Interactive, has been downloaded over 100,000 times.

DGital, Yahoo! Sports Launch J.J. Redick Podcast

The new podcast, called The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick, features L.A. Clippers guard J.J. Redick. It's part of The Vertical Podcast with Woj, a series with Yahoo! Sports NBA. Reporter Adrian Wojnarowski will publish new episodes each Tuesday.

NAB Launches Bi-Weekly Podcast

Each podcast is dedicated to covering timely issues impacting radio. A new NAB podcast will be released every other Tuesday. Each episode is 15 minutes long and is available publicly for two weeks. Then, it will be archived for NAB members-only access at LISTEN HERE.

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