Audacy stations grab C13 podcast for Halloween night

In an interesting and inventive crossover, all of Audacy’s Top 40 stations will play a portion of Treat, a “podcast movie” produced by C13Features, on Hollywood night. C13Features is a unit within Audacy-owned Cadence13. It’s an homage to old-time radio drama … and, of course, a powerful podcast promotion. Click for details. Continue Reading

Investor note bullish on podcast & streaming as “catalyst” for leading radio groups

Equity research analyst at B. Riley Securities, Daniel Day, projected growth metrics for the second half of this year, and 2022, for three top radio groups — iHeartMedia, Audacy, and Cumulus Media. His “robust growth estimates” for digital revenue are his most bullish outlooks, with a particular focus on podcasting. Click for details. Continue Reading

Audacy acquires a portion of WideOrbit for streaming audio tech

Audacy, the largest commercial radio group in the U.S. and a major podcast network, has acquired WO Streaming — the digital audio streaming technology of media tech solutions company WideOrbit. This action probably (but without confirmation at this time) explains the $45-million mystery investment announced last week by Audacy. Click through for details and history. Continue Reading

Pineapple Street Studios starts “mystery box” monthly podcast with no set structure

Called The 11th, a new podcast from Audacy-owned Pineapple Street Studios, is starting with a monthly episode release date of  — yes, the 11th of each month. That is the only structure of a show whose producers call a “mystery box.” Episodes are called editions, and can contain multiple episodes. Click to untangle. Continue Reading