Stitcher Partners with Entercom to Expand Listening Options and Digital Reach
Stitcher, the award-winning on demand radio service and Entercom Communications Corp, one of the largest radio broadcasting companies, today announce an exciting new partnership.
June 25, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Stitcher, the award-winning on demand radio service and Entercom Communications Corp, one of the largest radio broadcasting companies, today announce an exciting new partnership that will extend Entercom's digital reach, expand Stitcher's catalog of shows and benefit consumers by offering them more high quality listening choices, all easily accessible via Stitcher's mobile apps, web app, and automotive integrations.
Stitcher listeners will now have instant access to content from over 100 Entercom stations across 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City. On-demand audio will be available allowing fans to consume their favorite shows on a time-shifted basis. Listeners will have access to content from heritage radio hosts such as Dennis & Callahan/WEEI - Boston and Bobby Herbert/WWL - New Orleans, to today's contemporary hosts such as Slacker and Steve /Alice 105.9-Denver and country radio favorite Fitz In The Morning, who broadcasts on Seattle's 107.7 The Wolf and Portland's 99.5 The Wolf..
These popular talk shows will be a welcome addition for listeners using the Stitcher apps, which deliver radio shows and podcasts on demand. The largest podcast listening platform behind Apple's iTunes, the Stitcher mobile apps have over 12 million downloads and offer listeners a catalog of over 20,000 shows. The Stitcher app encourages customization — favoriting, playlisting, sharing, and a back-end intelligence that learns the user's taste over time. The result is a high level of discovery in the talk realm.
"Entercom programming is synonymous with quality. It is that quality and their country-wide coverage that we are excited to bring to Stitcher listeners," said Noah Shanok, Stitcher's CEO. "This is a great partnership for Stitcher and for Entercom. We are looking forward to helping Stitcher users discover Entercom's fantastic programing and to introduce Entercom's listeners to our top-ranked listening platform."
"As people continue to consume audio at record levels it's vital we provide our passionate listeners additional opportunities to engage with their favorite stations and hosts," said Tim Murphy, Entercom's Vice President of Digital Strategy. "Stitcher's multi-device platform and growing brand presence makes partnering with them a great extension for Entercom's powerful and iconic radio brands."
Stitcher delivers personalized audio programming on demand, directly to your mobile device. Stream the latest in news, sports, talk, and entertainment anywhere without the need to synchronize content or depend on traditional radio programing. Stitcher is the easiest way to discover the best of over 20,000+ shows and live stations, with customized recommendations based on your listening activity. Stitcher is integrated with Ford, GM, BMW, MINI, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, and Volvo vehicles and is one of a select few Apple CarPlay supported apps. Stitcher has been downloaded over 12 million times and is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle and Nook devices in the Apple App Store, Google Play store or at www.stitcher.com.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), led by President and CEO David Field, is one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of over 100 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento, and Kansas City.
Known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio's most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company is also the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders, and San Jose Sharks.
Entercom focuses on creating effective multiplatform marketing solutions for its customers, incorporating the company's audio, digital, and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.
The company's radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism as well as the National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2012 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by Information Week.
Stitcher Contact: Todd Pringle, 415 512 1811