New Insights: Podcast Listeners Reveal Secrets about Ad Load Preferences, “Speed Listening” and Ad Free Subscriptions

Westwood One Unveils “The Podcast Download Fall 2017 Report” at Third Annual IAB Podcast Upfront NEW YORK, September 7, 2017 – Westwood One took a deep-dive into the consumption habits of podcast listeners and discovered some major takeaways on their tolerance for advertising within the on-demand space. The Podcast Download Fall 2017 Report features exclusive…

ROCK IS ON THE RISE AND CUMULUS MEDIA EXTENDS “NEXT” FRANCHISE WITH LAUNCH OF NEXT2ROCK 2017, A NATIONAL AND LOCAL GRASSROOTS SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S NEWEST ROCK STAR

Iconic Bush Frontman Gavin Rossdale to Announce Contest to National Listeners and 47 Local Rock Markets First-Ever Rock Contest to Guarantee Winning Artist Major Label Recording Contract and Opportunity for National Radio Play Music Producer Bob Ezrin, Musician, Songwriter and Producer Desmond Child, Sex Pistols’ Rock Guitarist Steve Jones, Gavin Rossdale and Big Machine Label…

New Insights: Westwood One Reveals Current Advertiser and Agency Sentiment on Podcast Advertising

NEW YORK, August 30, 2017 – Westwood One is revealing the latest advertiser sentiment on podcast advertising in the Westwood One State of Podcasting 2017 report. This is the third update to the report, which is refreshed annually and includes data from Edison Research’s “Share of Ear” and “Infinite Dial” studies, IPSOS, and Advertiser Perceptions.…

Who’s Listening? Westwood One Reveals New Insights on the Demographic Profile of On-Demand Audio Listeners

Commissioned Nielsen Study Finds On-Demand Listening Skews More Female and Younger Than AM/FM New York, NY – August 28, 2017 – On-demand audio — portions of AM/FM shows that are repurposed for post consumption via online platforms — are growing in popularity, but the question is, who’s listening? Westwood One collaborated with Nielsen on a…

A Cure for the Sunday Night Blues: Westwood One Launches Sterling on Sunday into National Syndication

Sunday Night Show featuring Walter “Sterling” Sabo Debuts Nationwide on August 20 NEW YORK, NY, August 14, 2017 – Westwood One is helping to transition radio listeners from weekend to weekday with the national syndication launch of Sterling on Sunday, a Sunday night talk show featuring longtime radio executive, innovator, and storyteller Walter Sabo a/k/a…

WESTWOOD ONE’S AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN WITH KIX BROOKS TO SWITCH RANKING SOURCE TO BILLBOARD’S COUNTRY AIRPLAY CHART

The nation’s most respected chart source returns as the exclusive data provider for the highly-rated, globally syndicated countdown show New York, NY— (August 14, 2017) — Westwood One and Billboard, the world’s largest voice in music, announced today that they have joined forces as American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks will utilize Billboard’s Country Airplay…

Westwood One News Revisits 1967 and “The Summer of Love” in a 50th Anniversary Look Back at the Counter Culture Revolution

News Special Includes Recovered and Restored Archived Audio NEW YORK, NY, and WASHINGTON, DC – August 10, 2017 – Westwood One News, winner of the 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for Hard News Reporting, will present a special retrospective, Summer of Love; Fall of Innocence 50th Anniversary, a look back at the counter culture revolution…

Checkpoint Radio ? The First Syndicated Esports Radio Show ? Adds Affiliates in Philly, Houston, and St. Louis

Major Market Radio Stations Join Checkpoint Radio’s Growing Roster of Affiliates NEW YORK, NY, August 10, 2017 – Westwood One and Checkpoint Radio, the first, nationally syndicated radio show dedicated to the world of esports and gaming, announces additional markets are joining the weekly broadcast. 97.5 FM The Fanatic in Philadelphia, 101 ESPN in St…