Podcast News Bites: The Kimmer, Ladygang, Acast, PRX, Joe Rogan, Pitaya, Digital Bulls. | Daily News Podcast


…Two years since Atlanta Kim “The Kimmer” Peterson was heard on the radio, he is back on the air thanks to his podcast. Dickey Broadcasting’s speech “Xtra 106.3/1230” WFOM Atlanta has reportedly signed a deal to air its weekly Kimmer Show podcast every Saturday at 12 p.m. the Constitution of the Atlanta newspaper says Kimmer will also transfer ad distribution and sales duties to The Podcast Park, the podcast platform created by Dickey Broadcasting. Kimmer has been a staple of talk radio in Atlanta for decades. He was most recently the anchor of a conversation format on WTZA (1010) until the format dropped victim of the pandemic in March 2020. He previously worked for “Talk 106.7” WYAY and news-talk WGST (640).

…The Songwriters Advocacy Group The 100 percent are planning a demonstration today (February 28) in Los Angeles to protest not only what they believe are too low royalties being paid by Spotifybut also his continued support for Joe Rogan. Several musicians, including Neil Young and India.Aire, have criticized Spotify for allowing misinformation about the COVID vaccine and the use of the N-word on its podcast.

A casting say it Good Life Project joins its range. As part of the deal, Acast will handle distribution and advertising sales for the podcast. The move will allow the show created by Jonathan Fields to also create a new paid subscription offer through Acast+ which will offer bonus content and exclusive benefits to paying listeners. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Good Life Project features Fields in conversation with guests as they talk about living a purposeful life. The podcast has amassed a community of hundreds of thousands of listeners each week.

The Daily celebrates its fifth anniversary, producing nearly 1,300 shows since the New York Times launched the daily news podcast in 2017. The show has topped Podtrac’s ranking of its most listened to shows for over three years, and in a note to the host of listeners Michael Barbarian say when The Daily launched, they weren’t sure anyone would listen. “There were many reasons to think we would fail,” he wrote. Instead, Barbaro says the combination of audio journalism and The Times newsroom has created a podcast that is “not just beloved and addictive, but transcendent.”

…The podcast company targeting Hispanics Pitaya Entertainment celebrates its first birthday. The Los Angeles-based company, which has launched 11 shows since its debut in January 2021, says it now sees its show downloaded “millions” of times per month with “broad support” from the advertising community, including Starbucks, TurboTax, Ashley HomeStore, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Metro by T-Mobile and Western Union. “Each of Pitaya’s podcasts debuted on the US Apple Podcast charts within their first week of release, an unprecedented development for a Latino podcast network,” the company said. Pitaya says his typical listeners in the United States are Spanish-speaking Latinos between the ages of 23 and 44. “We’re innovating in Latin podcasting and audiences and brands are embracing our shows and jumping on board,” said Jordi Oliviers, co-founder and managing director. “We are thrilled to bring quality programming to such a large and vital underserved audience.”

lady gang co-founder Keltie Knight is part of the trio behind a new television series that has just been picked up by CBS. Deadline reports that the network has ordered the unscripted series “Superfan” which features contestants trying to prove they are the ultimate fans of a musical act. In addition to Knight, the show is also a creation of former CBS Special VP Jodi Roth and television producer Jack Martin. The Ladygang podcast was launched in 2015 and has had over 100 million downloads. Building on the success of LadyGang, PodcastOne launched the LadyGang network in 2018. This case was extended in December.

… The public media company PRX added two new members to its Board of Directors: Rishi JaitlyCEO of investment firm Times Bridge, and Kyle Reis, senior director of the international non-profit network TechSoup. They join a council that already has about twenty members. “We are delighted to welcome Rishi and Kyle to our board of highly innovative leaders. Their expertise and vision will help us continue to build a bright future for audio,” said Kerri Hoffman, CEO of PRX. “At PRX, we are committed to empowering and strengthening a vibrant community of podcasters, radio producers, storytellers and journalists,” she said in the announcement.

….digital newt reports CNNit’s 5 things podcast remained the top English-language show in Latin America in January, ranking at No. 33, followed at No. 34 by Marvellousit’s The school of greatness. While some English shows do well, most of the monthly rankings are in Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese. The Best Podcast remained the same, led by the on-demand version of Prisa Radioit’s La Corneta afternoon show based on its Los 40 network in Mexico. It averaged over 1.5 million downloads per week. Triton has not released the total download figure for all the publishers it measures as it traditionally does. Read the latest ranking for the 25 country region HERE.

digital newt says total downloads among the publishers it measures in Australia rose 6% month-over-month to 56.2 million in January. audioboomit’s True Crime File just stay the best show in the countryside. It was also the most listened to podcast in New Zealand last month according to Triton. However, the company has not released full reach figures for New Zealand. The first publisher in both territories was iHeartMediajoint venture with local broadcasters RNA in Australia and NZME in New Zealand.

…The British Artist Development Society The famous company threw Digital bulls, a Bristol-based podcast production and promotion company. A long-time player in the UK music industry, the company is looking to leverage this experience in audio marketing for brands and personalities looking to launch podcasts. “We’ve had inquiries even before the full launch – we know the demand is there and we’re filling it,” the chief executive said. Matt Allen. He said that their own music industry podcast, almost known, became “a critical arm” of The Famous Company’s business as it emerged from lockdown last year. Continued HERE.

Deezer has entered into a partnership with united, the student affinity network, to more easily verify 18-25 year olds who subscribe to a Deezer student plan at a lower cost. The streamer says this will improve the user experience and reduce the time it takes to verify student status. The Unidays Connect solution allows students to verify once and provides them with a reusable identity that they can use to access a variety of brands offering exclusive student incentives within its network. Deezer is offering a 50% discount or $4.99 per month fee to students enrolled in a college or university in 30 countries, including the United States


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