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Quick Hits: A radio consolidation; a new podcast producer; an unusual NPR deal

Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:

A radio buy for Bauer: Bauer Media has expanded its radio holdings with the purchase of Orion. It now owns 71 stations following the purchase of the UK radio group. “Bauer’s desire to build out its extensive radio business is testament to the nature of the industry which continues to be a strong, robust and growing platform, thriving in the always-on, mobile, connected world,” CEO Paul Keenan said.

Podcasting’s newest power player: Nieman Lab profiled Pineapple Street Media, a new podcast production house. It’s led by Max Linsky, cofounder of Longform.com, and Jenna Weiss-Berman, former director of audio for BuzzFeed. It’s early client roster includes The New York Times, Wieden+Kennedy’s publishing arm, and Lenny Letter (a content site from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner).

NPR coming to Hollywood? NPR has signed with Bungalow | Storied Media Group for representation in feature film and TV development. “This is a terrific opportunity for NPR’s storytelling and journalists to reach a broader audience and we look forward to working together to create some great projects,” said Emma Carrasco, NPR chief marketing officer SVP of audience development.

Anna Washenko

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