CBS RADIO EXTENDS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH TUNEIN TO INCLUDE MUSIC STATIONS
TuneIn Now Carries More Than 125 CBS RADIO Music, News, Talk and Sports Broadcast Properties
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.