Play.it® Adds New Podcasts from Cosmopolitan.com, Tom Green, Rap Radar and More

NEW YORK, NY – September 10, 2015 – During a presentation today at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s first annual IAB Podcast Upfront Showcase, CBS RADIO and CBS Local Digital Media announced a number of new podcasts on the Play.it® podcast network from major brands and well-known personalities including shows from Cosmopolitan.com, comedian Tom Green, leading hip-hop music blog Rap Radar, journalist Ana Marie Cox and more.

In the eight months since its launch, Play.it listenership has quickly grown and consumers are already generating more than 15 million monthly listens of Play.it’s on-demand content on average across CBS Local Digital Media’s properties, partner sites and apps.

“Consumers expect to get the content they want, when they want it across multiple platforms and this power of choice is resulting in more demand and more consumption of audio content than ever before,” said Ezra Kucharz, President of CBS Local Digital Media. “Our goal with Play.it is to meet this growing demand and bring a diverse stable of high quality audio content to wherever consumers are.”

Play.it offers more than 400 premium content podcasts including more than 90 digital-exclusive programs from major brands and publishers across every major category, including news & information, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, comedy, health & wellness, business and culture as well as content from CBS RADIO shows on demand.

New Play.it podcasts available now and in the coming weeks include:

  • “Cosmopolitan.com Happy Hour” – Hosted by Elisa Benson of Cosmopolitan.com, editors along with some surprise celebrity guests, discuss everything from pop culture and sex to fashion in a hilarious weekly roundtable. “Cosmopolitan.com Happy Hour” will be launching mid next-week.
  • The Tom Green Radio Show” – A weekly one hour broadcast streaming directly from the mind of comedian Tom Green.
  • The Brouhaha with Ana Marie Cox” – A political chat show that examines the week’s most compelling campaign and policy stories hosted by Wonkette founder Ana Marie Cox.
  • Rap Radar” – Hip hop’s premier website connects with hip hop culture’s most important voices in this podcast series, which is currently the number one rated music podcast on iTunes.
  • The Jason Fitz Show” – Bringing listeners the best in football, comedy and entertainment to give fans the most original weekly football podcast around.
  • The Global Travel Conspiracy” – Gary Arndt, who has been traveling non-stop since 2007 and visited more than 100 countries across all continents, shares his stories from the road.
  • “The Grill” – Sharon Waxman, founder and CEO of The Wrap, grills celebrities and industry leaders on the hottest entertainment and media topics of the day. The Grill will be launching in the coming weeks.

Play.it also offers podcasts from CBS RADIO’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, Carson Daly, and Kevin and Bean, in addition to well-known individuals like former wrestlers Ric Flair and Taz, television personality Stassi Schroeder, Gamertag Radio’s Godfree, and actor/director Michael Rapaport, as well as content from leading news, lifestyle, sports and media brands including 48 HOURS, 60 MINUTES, CBS Sports Radio, Deadspin, Simon & Schuster and more.

For more information, visit Play.it.

About CBS RADIO

CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches more than 72 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns 117 radio stations in 26 markets – including all of the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio – as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, Radio.com and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com. 

About CBS Local Digital Media

Combining the assets of CBS’s owned television and radio stations, CBS Local Digital Media brings together the most trusted brands in media offering visitors a truly “local” experience. Two dozen major market-specific portals, music and lifestyle websites, apps and local commerce platforms take an active role in reaching more than 65 million unique monthly consumers with extensive coverage of news, traffic, weather, sports and entertainment, as well as CBS Local Offers, Best of Guides and business directories. Live audio and video streams and a library of on-demand content from all CBS local stations are available allowing consumers to experience award-winning original programming whether at home, the office or on the go.