iHeartRadio Celebrates 120 Million Users

iHeartRadio announced on Tuesday that it now has 120 million registered users after adding about 10 million listeners over the last few months. iHeart credits the recent growth to several new initiatives, including new music streaming features with AI technology, Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids Edition, and Southwest Airlines in-flight entertainment portal.

New Podcast All About Living Outside The Box

Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast is a show exploring what it’s like to get up and go, to upset the balance of life, and to spend time with the people who care most. Rod and Jessica Sanchez dropped out of the grind and decided to really live their lives.

Depression Discussed With A Dash Of Humor In Podcast

Hit podcast The Hilarious World of Depression is returning for a third season, featuring new celebrity interviews and audience discussion about mental illness. Hosted by John Moe, the series brings conversation about clinical depression out of the shadows while keeping things frank and funny.

Spreaker Removes Alex Jones Podcasts

As has been widely reported over the past few days, YouTube, Facebook, Apple, and Spotify have all banned Alex Jones from their platforms. They are claiming Jones' ramblings are hate speech. Alex Jones has been using Spreaker as a secondary host provider for his podcasts. Spreaker VP and Head of partnerships Rob Greenlee tells Radio Ink Jones is coming off the Spreaker platform as well. Here's their statement...

Crossover Media Bulks Up Sports Programming

Crossover Media Group Sales, a cross-platform content-production and advertising-sales representation firm, has added five new program lineups in the sports field to its growing roster of client shows and personalities. And the new sports betting laws have a lot to do with the new programs.

Ryan Rose to Lead DAX’s US Sales Office

Digital Audio Ad Platform DAX (which stands for Digital Audio Exchange) has launched a sales division in the US. Ryan Rose will lead the new U.S. office. As Director of Sales & Partnership Development, Rose focus on the on-demand and podcast spaces.

Is It Live Or AI?

On Thursday, iHeartMedia launched a new technology, powered by Artificial Intelligence, that provides an optimized digital music listening experience for listeners. The company says the new AI capabilities will create a listening experience that mimics live radio. AI will eliminate the space between songs for iHeartRadio listeners.

Hubbard Digs Deeper Into Digital

Hubbard Radio and its digital arm 2060 Digital, have announced an agreement to purchase an ad-delivery solution called TriggerEX Ad Delivery Technology from TiWi Digital. The TriggerEX platform offers advertisers the flexibility to change message mid-flight in a social media-like way.

Could This Be A Metrics Solution For Radio?

WideOrbit and TagStation (owner of Dial Report) have formed a partnership to help radio deliver metrics to ad buyers on actions taken by consumers as a result of radio advertising. Here's how they plan to do it...

Three New Chapters Of “Origins” Podcast

Award-winning author James Andrew Miller, in partnership with Cadence13, is releasing three chapters of the popular podcast series, Origins. “We see Origins as a big buffet table of our culture, with particular emphasis on television, sports, movies, music, and other elements I’ve reported on or simply love," said host Miller.

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