Cumulus Media and TuneIn have expanded their agreement that now places all 441 of the company’s radio stations across 90 markets on the TuneIn platform as well as on-demand content from the Westwood One Podcast Network. The deal with Cumulus comes shortly after Entercom pulled all of its radio stations from the streaming aggregator in favor of its wholly-owned Radio.com portal.
"We understand that consumers engage with content across multiple platforms and devices. We put our listeners first, and we have made it our mission to provide a modern and platform-agnostic listening experience," president/CEO Mary Berner said. "Expanding our partnership with TuneIn takes our distribution and promotional opportunities to the next level, exposing our portfolio of leading stations, shows and programs to new fans across streaming, podcast and voice AI technologies."
The new multi-year agreement is an expansion of an agreement between TuneIn and Westwood One. An online portal for the Cumulus Media stations has been created on the TuneIn web player and can also be accessed by searching Cumulus Media on the mobile app.
Only Cumulus Media sports KNBR San Francisco had been available on the TuneIn app prior to the new agreement. Now listeners can access a full array of content, including talk programs from WABC New York, “Jonesy’s Jukebox” on KLOS Los Angeles and “Sports Saturday” on KTOP Topeka, KS. Also available are Westwood One Podcast Networks offerings such as “Opie Radio,” “Talk is Jericho,” “The Hughley Truth” and “The Ben Shapiro Show.”
"As the world's leader in live digital audio, we are thrilled to provide our listeners access to some of the best live station programming across sports, news, talk and music and entertainment, as well as popular podcasts and other on-demand content offered by Cumulus Media," TuneIn CEO John Donham added. "We look forward to a long and successful partnership as we grow the next chapter of the audio business together."