PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 8, 2013) - TuneIn, the leading service for listening to music, sports and news streams from around the world, today announced strategic alliances with four major public broadcast organizations including the most listened to public radio station in the United States, KQED, along with KCRW, KEXP and American Public Media, which includes Southern California Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, Classical South Florida and nationally distributed programs. These pioneering broadcasters embody some of the most innovative and influential public radio programming, offering rich listening experiences to audiences worldwide and supporting artists, music lovers and the radio community.
"KQED, American Public Media, KCRW and KEXP have a rich history of offering listeners engaging, cutting-edge programming while supporting the radio community," said TuneIn VP of Programming, Kevin Straley. "Our goal at TuneIn is to bring the best programming from around the world to everyone, for free, wherever they are, and partnering with these respected public broadcasters brings us one step closer to that goal."
These alliances represent over 100 stations plus podcasts and digital streams of popular programming, including KQED San Francisco's Forum, American Public Media Minneapolis's Marketplace, KCRW Los Angeles's Morning Becomes Eclectic and KEXP Seattle's John in the Morning. Listeners can enjoy their favorite stations and shows from these broadcasters, including Minnesota Public Radio's AAA format station The Current and A Prairie Home Companion and discover new programming through more than 200 different TuneIn platforms including all smartphones and tablets, connected vehicle dashboards and online at www.tunein.com.
As part of these alliances, TuneIn will provide each broadcaster with access to free, industry-leading tools, such as analytics through TuneIn Amplifier, and access to the audio service's ad platform.
TuneIn lets people listen to the world's music, sports, talk and news from wherever they are, with over 70,000 AM, FM, HD and Internet radio stations and more than two million on-demand programs streaming from every continent across 200 connected devices. The company raised venture funding from General Catalyst Partners, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures and Jafco Ventures, and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.