Radio.com Adds Bonneville & Cox Stations To Streaming Platform
As we first indicated as a possibility last month after their markets were inadvertently made public early (see below), Entercom has announced that content from Cox Media Group and Bonneville stations will be added to Radio.com.
The addition will add an additional 77 live stations from the two companies as well as their podcasts including Bonneville’s “Above & Beyond: The Intersection of Faith and Sports,” “Your Last Meal,” “Mindfulness, Wellness & You,” and “Stuff Your Dad Knows” and Cox’s “The Von Haessler Doctrine,” and “The Mark Kaye Show.”
Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., announced content distribution partnerships with Cox Radio and Bonneville. As part of the agreements, RADIO.COM, the fastest-growing digital audio app in the U.S., will launch live channels for all Cox Radio and Bonneville radio stations nationwide, and will also add premium on-demand audio and podcasts from both companies in the coming weeks. This announcement follows RADIO.COM’s recent content distribution agreements with CNN and Bloomberg Media.
“We are pleased to welcome Cox Media Group’s radio stations and Bonneville and their great content to the RADIO.COM platform as we continue to expand our premium content offerings to super-serve our large and rapidly growing audience of listeners across hundreds of devices,” said J.D. Crowley, Chief Digital Officer, Entercom. “Great partnerships like these further strengthen RADIO.COM’s position as the premiere destination for live and on-demand audio news, entertainment, music and sports content in markets all across the U.S.”
“We are thrilled to expand the distribution of our award-winning Cox Radio brands to RADIO.COM. There has never been a more exciting time for audio content and we are excited to partner with Entercom in building the next great audio platform,” said Tim Clarke, Vice President, Audience and Content, Cox Media Group.
“We are pleased to have Bonneville content on RADIO.COM,” said Darrell Brown, President, Bonneville. “We believe RADIO.COM addresses the shortcomings of other national platforms.”
Cox content to be available on RADIO.COM includes live-stream broadcasts from 55 stations in 11 markets, including heritage stations such as WSB in Atlanta and 93Q in Houston, in addition to leading podcasts like “The Von Haessler Doctrine,” and “The Mark Kaye Show.”
Bonneville content to be available on the digital platform includes live-streams from 22 local radio stations in 6 markets, as well as leading podcasts such as “Above & Beyond: The Intersection of Faith and Sports,” “Your Last Meal,” “Mindfulness, Wellness & You,” and “Stuff Your Dad Knows.”
Original Report 1/21: Are two other large market operators about to bring their stations to Entercom’s Radio.com platform and app?
A viewing of the station listings on the Radio.com iOS app has empty placeholders for markets where Cox Media Group operates beyond the markets it competes with Entercom. Those include: Athens, Dayton, Jacksonville, Long Island, San Antonio, Tampa and Tulsa.
One additional US market listed is Salt Lake City. Of the six markets that Bonneville operates in, that is the only one where it does not compete against Entercom. A Salt Lake City only operator such as Broadway Media could also be a possibility there. A blank tab for International stations has also been added.
Cox Media Group stations are currently available on the iHeartRadio and TuneIn apps. Bonneville’s are only on TuneIn.