CBS Radio has teamed with TuneIn, a free service that lets people listen to music, sports, comedy and talk from around the world, allowing the more than 30 million monthly active TuneIn listeners access to CBS Radio programming.
Sports fans, news junkies and talk radio listeners can enjoy that collection of broadcasts on TuneIn through a variety of different platforms including smartphone apps, connected vehicle dashboards, Internet home entertainment systems and online at www.tunein.com. TuneIn Radio and TuneIn Radio Pro are the only audio streaming apps that have a 4.5 or 5 star rating on every mobile platform, worldwide.
Three New York stations are available on TuneIn: WFAN, WCBS-AM, and WINS.
“We have always believed in the value of great local content, and this agreement validates the demand we know exists for our original programming while at the same time creates a new revenue source for the company,” said Ezra Kucharz, president, CBS Local Digital Media. “By forging relationships with premiere distribution services such as TuneIn, CBS Radio will significantly grow its audiences by exposing our content to new listeners.”
Additionally, CBS Radio stations will gain access to TuneIn’s unmatched industry offering of free analytics via TuneIn Amplifier.
“We at TuneIn are thrilled to announce a long-term, strategic partnership with a company so innovative and important to the world of radio as CBS,” said John Donham, CEO, TuneIn. “By adding these CBS RADIO stations to our free service, we continue to make good on our promise to bring the best radio programming to TuneIn listeners from wherever they are.”
With more than 50,000 stations from 206 countries available, TuneIn has more usage on iPhone and Android than Pandora or Spotify and more than 30 million listeners.