TuneIn, the leading service for listening to music, sports and news streams from around the world, and CBS RADIO, one of the largest radio station operators in the nation, today announced an enhancement to their multi-year licensing agreement, in which TuneIn listeners will now have access to the full roster of CBS RADIO’s 80 music stations, as well as a variety of stations available exclusively online. This non-exclusive agreement follows a previous announcement with CBS RADIO to make its sports, talk and news stations accessible through the acclaimed streaming audio service. CBS RADIO’s stations will continue to be available online and through mobile devices via Radio.com.
As part of the new alliance, popular stations such as the world-famous KROQ Los Angeles, WCBS New York and Chicago’s WXRT will be available on TuneIn later today through a variety of platforms including all smartphones and tablets, connected vehicle dashboards, Internet home entertainment systems and online at www.tunein.com.
“We are extremely pleased with the results of our partnership with TuneIn, with reaction from listeners being extremely positive,” said Anton Guitano, Chief Operating Officer, CBS Local Media. “By growing our relationship with TuneIn to include our music stations, we continue to significantly expand our CBS RADIO audience, while benefiting from the unmatched distribution, monetization and analytics solutions offered by TuneIn.”
Added Ezra Kucharz, President, CBS Local Digital Media, “When music fans want to learn about new artists and songs, they turn to radio more than any other medium. CBS RADIO stations are among the leading music curators in the industry, and providing increased opportunities for listeners to experience our stations through TuneIn’s broad reach is a win for fans nationwide.”
“This is a great day for anyone who loves music, particularly for the tens of millions of people who use TuneIn every month to discover new artists and songs,” said John Donham, CEO, TuneIn. “CBS RADIO is an innovator in music programming, and now TuneIn listeners everywhere can enjoy these marquee stations from wherever they are.”
Other notable CBS RADIO music stations now available on TuneIn include AMP Radio Los Angeles, US 99.5 Chicago, and V-103 Atlanta.
TuneIn lets people listen to the world’s music, sports, talk and news from wherever they are, with over 70,000 AM, FM, HD and Internet radio stations and more than two million on-demand programs streaming from every continent across 200 connected devices. The company raised venture funding from General Catalyst Partners, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures and Jafco Ventures, and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.
About CBS Radio
CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation, is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, country, Top 40, classic hits, and urban formats among others. Reaching nearly 70 million unique over-the-air listeners on a weekly basis, the division operates 127 radio stations across 28 markets, including all of the Top 10. The overall mix of each radio station’s programming is designed to fit the station’s specific format and serve its local community. Operating within CBS RADIO is CBS Local Digital Media, a unique brand responsible for the convergence of the division’s new and traditional media platforms through creative original content and advanced delivery methods.