A group of several podcasts and networks will conduct a publicity campaign in MARCH to urge newcomers to "Try a Pod." In the campaign, informally led by NPR, hosts of hundreds of shows will encourage listeners to ask friends, relatives, or coworkers to try a new podcast and to help them download and listen if they don't know how. The campaign will use the hashtag #trypod. Among participating producers and entities are ACAST, AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA, AUDIOSEAR.CH, ... more »
ABC NEWS Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent and podcast host REBECCA JARVIS will conduct the interview with HEARST President/CEO STEVEN SWARTZ at the 2017 NAB SHOW opening event on APRIL 24th in LAS VEGAS.
The event will be emceed by CBS SUNDAY MORNING host JANE PAULEY.
“REBECCA’s insight and interview skills are sure to super-charge the opening event’s already impressive lineup of talent and industry influencers,” said NAB Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH.
AMPLIFI MEDIA's STEVE GOLDSTEIN offers his view on the growth of podcasting in his latest post on his "Blogstein" blog. In the piece, GOLDSTEIN attempts to address the oft-repeated question “Why isn’t podcasting bigger?” by counseling that "the lens needs to be adjusted properly to see the growth." GOLDSTEIN illustrates the point with numbers from the EDISON RESEARCH "Share of Ear" study that notes a sharp rise in listening to ... more »
ALL ACCESS' News-Talk-Sports and Podcast daily email TODAY'S TALK has launched with daily news items from the spoken word formats and podcasting as well as an almost-daily video hosted by VP/News-Talk-Sports-Podcast Editor PERRY MICHAEL SIMON, and if you read his weekly "THE LETTER" column, you'll find the same honest, provocative, nothing-held-back commentary about talk radio and the general media that you've come to expect in his writing.
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PODTRAC's JANUARY 2016 ranking of the Top 20 podcasts, ranked by unique U.S. monthly audience, shows the same 20 podcasts topping the last as from DECEMBER, with the top three remaining in place. The biggest mover for the month was the NPR POLITICS PODCAST, up from 13th to 10th place. The complete JANUARY list:
THIS AMERICAN LIFE (last month #1) RADIOLAB (2) TED RADIO HOUR (3) STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW (5) FREAKONOMICS RADIO (4) FRESH AIR (7) PLANET MONEY ... more »
The WALL STREET JOURNAL has added two new podcasts to its roster of shows.
The "WSJ MINUTE BRIEFING" is a 60-second news report that debuted on FEBRUARY 6th and feeds three editions on weekdays, "What to Watch," "Midday Report," and "Closing Bell."
The "WSJ JOURNAL REPORT" also debuted FEBRUARY 6th and offers features on various topics, feeding on an irregular basis.
Find the shows here.
SOUNDCLOUD has inked a deal for RUBICON PROJECT to sell audio and video ads on its site using RUBICON's programmatic Orders platform.
"SOUNDCLOUD's audience is loyal, influential and highly engaged," said SOUNDCLOUD Chief Revenue Officer ALISON MOORE. "Together with RUBICON PROJECT we are now able to serve up our global audio and video inventory on one platform for the first time in an automated fashion, making it easier than ever for advertisers to share their ... more »
Chance To Learn At NAB Show
THE RADIO ADVERTISING BUREAU (RAB) will present four revenue and professional development-oriented sales and marketing sessions at this year’s NAB SHOW to be held in LAS VEGAS APRIL 22-27. All of the sessions are a part of the Business of Broadcast Conference, at the LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER NORTH HALL.
The four sessions, led by the RAB Professional Development team, feature an array of marketing, and digital executives who will share their perspectives on increasing ... more »
Back In October
The L.A. PODCAST FESTIVAL, a/k/a L.A. PODFEST, will be back this OCTOBER 6th-8th at the MILLENIUM BILTMORE HOTEL in downtown LOS ANGELES. The annual festival, one of the first and most popular in the burgeoning category of podcast conventions with live tapings, was founded by "COMEDY FILM NERDS" hosts GRAHAM ELWOOD and CHRIS MANCINI and "THE DOLLOP" co-host DAVE ANTHONY.
The preliminary list of shows taking part include WTF WITH MARC MARON, MY FAVORITE MURDER, THE ... more »
Now A Podcast
The short-form food feature "LICK THE PLATE," which airs on ENTERCOM Alternative KBZT (FM94/9), AC KXSN (SUNNY 98.1), and Country KSON/SAN DIEGO, is changing its format to a podcast as "LICK THE PLATE RAW," effective FEBRUARY 27th. The feature, which also airs on BELL MEDIA Triple A CIDR (93.9 THE RIVER)/WINDSOR-DETROIT and as a column in the COAST NEWS in ENCINITAS, CA, is hosted by DAVID BOYLAN. A teaser feature promoting podcast episodes will ... more »
SOUNDCLOUD has named former AUDIBLE.COM Chief Legal Officer MERRITT FARREN as General Counsel, replacing NEIL MILLER, who exited earlier this year. FARREN, whose experience includes serving as VP, Corporate Development at SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT, SVP/GM of Internet Operations at LIGHTSPAN, and VP posts at DISNEYLAND and DISNEY INTERACTIVE, will be based in BERLIN and report to CEO ALEX LJUNG. "MERRITT's vast experience guiding the complexities in both large and ... more »
CAPITOL BROADCASTING Sports WCMC (99.9 THE FAN)/RALEIGH and its WRALsportsfan.com are producing a new 8-week podcast hosted by their ACC Insider and contributor LAUREN BROWNLOW looking at the alleged “curse” following NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY athletics. “NC STATE STUFF: IS THERE A CURSE” will be accompanied with a column by BROWNLOW at WRALsportsfan.com. BROWNLOW said, “Growing up in NORTH CAROLINA and covering the area teams for over a decade, ... more »
CRN INTERNATIONAL's COLLISIONS podcast network announced a coming podcast hosted by sports announcing veteran DICK STOCKTON early last year (NET NEWS 3/22/16), and "STOCKTON" is finally making its debut TODAY (2/14) after posting a "preview episode" earlier this month.
The debut episode is an interview with controversial retired SEATTLE MARINERS, TEXAS RANGERS, and NEW YORK YANKEES star ALEX RODRIGUEZ. “Most of my career I’ve been behind ... more »
Spawning A Movie?
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. will star and co-produce a proposed film based on an episode of GIMLET MEDIA podcast "REPLY ALL" about the legendary radio con-man Dr. JOHN BRINKLEY and the doctor who sought to take the goat-gland purveyor down.
The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER reports that DOWNEY and ANNAPURNA PICTURES' MEGAN ELLISON will produce the movie, based on the "Man of the People" episode on BRINKLEY's radio-built empire and AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Editor Dr. MORRIS FISHBEIN's quest to stop him, and Director RICHARD LINKLATER will direct and co-produce with GIMLET MEDIA's PJ VOGT (co-host of "REPLY ALL"), TIM HOWARD, and CHRIS GILIBERTI.
The CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL podcast has passed the one million download mark. The show, based on the bestselling series of books, launched in FEBRUARY 2016 and hit the one million mark at the end of JANUARY 2017.
The show, hosted by AMY NEWMARK, is represented by UNITED STATIONS RADIO NETWORKS under a deal crafted by MEDIA MANAGEMENT GROUP's JEFF SCHWARTZ.