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April 2, 2024:
    For 18-34 year-olds, podcasts are almost as popular as TV, says Pierre Bouvard of Cumulus Media and Westwood One, analysing Edison Research’s Infinite Dial data. 48% of 18-34s listen to podcasts each week - nearly as large as TV at 50%. Bouvard also shares “the one podcast slide every marketer should have”.
February 28, 2024:
    Cumulus Media released its Q4/23 financial results. Podcasting revenue fell by 8% in 2023 - the most negatively impacted part of the business.
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February 9, 2024:
    The Infinite Dial 2024 (for the US) will be unveiled at Evolutions by Podcast Movement in Los Angeles on Mar 28. The gold-standard study from Edison Research is America’s longest-running survey of digital media consumer behaviour. This year, it’s with support from Audacy, Cumulus Media, and SiriusXM Media.
December 12, 2023:
    For consuming podcasts, YouTube has more than twice the users of Apple Podcasts, and almost twice that of Spotify, according to a study of YouTube’s growth as a “power podcast player”, highlighted in a new study from Cumulus Media and Signal Hill Insights.
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June 6, 2023:
    YouTube is now the "most utilized podcast listening platform" in the U.S.: 29% say it is the platform they use the most, followed by Spotify (17%) and Apple (16%) - according to Cumulus Media and Signal Hill Insights, who have released the Spring 2023 Podcast Download Report.
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April 28, 2023:
    SiriusXM released its Q1/23 financials. Podcast revenue was up by 34% (though overall revenue declined by 2%). Cumulus Media also released their Q1/23 financials. Digital revenue (including podcast ads) was up by 23% (though total revenue slumped 12%).
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September 30, 2022:
    Hello Ross is new today from Cumulus Media, featuring longform interviews with entertainment journalist Ross Mathews. Today’s inaugural episode features an in-depth interview with Chelsea Handler.
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September 7, 2022:
    Cumulus Media, which sells ads for The Daily Wire and broadcasts the Ben Shapiro Show, has pulled out of future Podcast Movement events. The company released a statement:
August 5, 2022:
    Cumulus Media released its Q2/22 financial report. The company made around $15m in revenue from podcasting last quarter, up by 27% year-on-year; podcasting accounts for 6% of the company's revenue. The company warned of a tougher market environment.
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March 9, 2022:
    Podcasts now make up a quarter of all time-listening on smart speakers, according to Edison Research's Share of Ear study. Cumulus Media and WestwoodOne's Audio Active Group has released its analysis on the latest data.
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August 5, 2021:
    Cumulus Media saw record digital revenue, including from podcasting, in Q2/21, according to their financial report; though podcasting didn't make any other appearance in their earnings call.
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February 24, 2021:
    Cumulus Media, owners of Westwood One, says it achieved more than 1bn downloads in 2020, and podcasting is "pacing up more than 30% in Q1". Podcasting revenue grew 40% last year. "We've made our bet on partnership arrangements with talent as opposed to going out and spending a lot of money on IT or infrastructure," said CFO Frank Lopez-Balboa. The company uses Spotify-owned Megaphone.
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September 9, 2020:
    TRUE is a new weekly podcast from Cumulus Media's Westwood One and Imperative Entertainment's Podcast Division, focusing on weird-but-true stories. We're promised, among other things, the story of ‘Balloon Boy’ – a six-year-old, trapped in a homemade helium-filled gas balloon shaped to resemble a flying saucer.
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July 22, 2020:
    American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally launched today, looking at the story of a man who wanted to hijack a plane and get himself half a million dollars. It's part of a partnership between Imperative Entertainment's podcast division and Cumulus Media's Westwood One.
May 13, 2020:
    Cumulus Media, owners of Westwood One, said in their earnings call that their podcast revenue was up 60% year-on-year in March. Downloads were also up year-on-year by 50%.
March 16, 2020:
    Triton Digital is reporting that online audio shares to Public Radio and News/Talk stations have grown this last week, says Westwood One, who also wonders what happens to radio figures if everyone works from home? Not much, they say - the figures are deliberately made to smooth out highs and lows, as a average over a number of months. 90.8% of people who work from home are reached by AM/FM radio says the company, which is owned by Cumulus Media, a company that operates 428 radio stations. See below for Tom Webster's take for podcasting.
December 20, 2019:
    Triton Digital is to produce a podcast ranker in the US, called Podcast Reports. Already signed up are NPR, Entercom (inc Cadence13, RADIO·COM and Pineapple Street Media), Stitcher and Cumulus Media (inc Westwood One). The company is already producing a ranker in Australia, the Netherlands and Latin America, and has been producing a ranker for online radio for some time; Triton Digital uses logfiles to produce IAB certified data.
August 6, 2019:
    Cumulus Media's Westwood One Podcast Network has hired four new producers. Madena Parwana (ex Bloomberg) is Senior Producer, Core Content; Lou Pellegrino (Cadence13) is Senior Producer, Development; Rebekah Wineman (WSJ) is Audio Mixing Engineer/Studio Technician; and Sarah McCrory (Fox News Channel) is Associate Producer.

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