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…Radio Disney is making its on-demand and live-steamed content available on another streaming app. Entercom’s Radio.com will now also carry Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country programming, such as the Radio Disney Country Spotlight podcast that launched earlier this year. “We are committed to diversifying our premium content offerings and are excited to partner with Radio Disney to provide family-friendly programming to the tens of millions of listeners we reach per month,” Entercom Chief Digital Officer J.D. Crowley said. Entercom previously carried Radio Disney programming in a number of markets on the digital side channels of FMs in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Denver. But it opted last year not to renew its contract with Radio Disney.

…Hear Arizona, the podcast initiative of Phoenix public radio stations news-talk KJZZ (91.5) and “89.5 K-Bach” KBAQ, has debuted a new series it hastitled (in)Accessible. The podcast features conversations about issues facing Arizonans with disabilities and the efforts being made to make the state more accessible. In the show’s first episode host Andrea Pasquale and producer Jaye McAuliffe explore how people with disabilities get around in metro Phoenix. Hear Arizona also produces two other podcasts: Aging and (Un)Affordable. The initiative is funded by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.

…Lasso Audio is a newly-launched a talent agency and management company for podcasters, has launched with Kate Hutchison and Lauren Passell at the helm. Passell is the founder of Tink Media, which billed itself as the first podcast public relations firm. She’s partnered with Hutchison, who has more than a decade’s worth of publishing and media experience. That includes as Social Media Director of Little, Brown where her worked on the WaitWhat podcast. Hutchinson has also worked in the talent field, earlier spending time at WME. Lasso Media says it will work with podcasters by helping them negotiate contracts to “get the money they deserve and help protect their brand and IP.”