RadioPublic to Create Mobile Listening Platform

By on May, 19 2016 with Comments 0

RadioPublicThe Public Radio Exchange, a content creator and distributor, has formed RadioPublic.

The point is “re-invent” radio to bring listeners and creators together.

Its first task is to build a mobile listening platform for on-demand radio and podcasts.

RadioPublic aims to create a new listening experience, featuring content discovery, exclusive offers, and fan engagement. Investors include the New York Times, Project11, McClatchy, Knight Enterprise Fund, American Public media and Homebrew.

Founding Chief Executive of PRX Jake Shapiro will lead the new venture as CEO and Kerri Hoffman, also with PRX since the beginning, will become the PRX CEO.

PRX and RadioPublic will collaborate on revenue models, technology and data.

About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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