Westwood One joins Katz Expressway, bringing Cumulus inventory into programmatic

Cumulus Media-owned Westwood One has partnered with iHeartMedia-owned Katz Expressway, a programmatic advertising exchange powered by tech company Jelli. The immediate result is that radio stations in major Cumulus market have some commercial inventory in Expressway, available for automated buying. Continue Reading


RAIN Summit speaker Steve Keller wins iHeartMedia, heads to Berlin (…after RAIN Summit)

We are delighted to share news sent to us from iHeartMedia: Steve Keller, CEO of iV, has been awarded the iHeartMedia Scholarship for Leadership in Audio Innovation, a program conducted with the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. RAIN News readers have a chance to meet Steve Keller next Tuesday at RAIN Online Audio Advertising Summit, where Keller is showing his work. Continue Reading


iHeartRadio launches on-demand music service: RAIN Review and competitive outlook

As promised in September, iHeartRadio has launched its two-tiered subscription product: iHeartRadio Plus, and iHeartRadio All Access powered by Napster.

Both are being rolled out in beta today, with a free 30-day trial. The new subscriptions service features two breakthrough functions: replaying and saving songs from live radio. Continue Reading


iHeartMedia posts Q3 results, talks digital

iHeartMedia released financial results for the third quarter. In announcing the results, iHeart’s leadership kept the focus forward on upcoming digital projects. “This quarter, we were excited to announce the reimagining of live radio with our two new subscription services, iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access,” Bob Pittman said. Continue Reading


iHeartMedia confirms: On-demand, two flavors, January launch

The rumor mill was buzzing earlier this week about iHeartMedia’s plans to enter on-demand streaming. Now, America’s biggest broadcast group has announced that it has two such services in the works, both due to launch in January 2017. Details are scarce, but there is one important feature. Continue Reading