ST. PAUL, MN and PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2012) - Hubbard Radio, LLC and TuneIn, a service that lets people listen to music, sports, talk and news, today announced a strategic alignment that extends the reach of Hubbard's 21 major-market stations to the more than 30 million monthly active listeners on TuneIn. Hubbard Radio owns and operates stations in five key U.S. markets: Chicago, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis and Cincinnati.
"Everyone, everywhere deserves easy access to the best radio in the world and through this alliance, we help bring the incredible quality of Hubbard's programming to millions," said John Donham, CEO, TuneIn. "We're thrilled that Hubbard, a top-10 U.S. broadcaster, chose TuneIn as the service to power its digital strategies and listener base expansion."
"With their listener-first approach, TuneIn is the obvious fit for us as we continue to build upon our nearly 100 years of broadcasting excellence," added Bruce Reese, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hubbard Radio, LLC. "Through this strategic alignment, all our great programming can be heard by anyone from anywhere around the country. With TuneIn, we've made a great leap onto the digital stage and look forward to inviting new listeners to our stations."
Listeners can check out their favorite Hubbard stations and discover new programming through more than 150 different TuneIn platforms including smartphone apps, connected vehicle dashboards, Internet home entertainment systems and online at www.tunein.com.
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. The company raised venture funding from Sequoia Capital in late 2010 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.
About Hubbard Radio LLC
Hubbard Radio, LLC was formed in 2011, when Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., an American radio and TV broadcast pioneer, acquired 17 radio stations in four cities from Bonneville International. In addition to HBI's legendary KS95 in Minneapolis - St. Paul, Hubbard Radio and its affiliates own stations in four other major US markets: WTMX, WDRV, and WILV in Chicago; WTOP and WFED in Washington, DC; WIL, WARH and WXOS in St. Louis; and WUBE, WKRQ, WREW and WYGY in Cincinnati. Hubbard Radio also operates three Minneapolis - St. Paul stations still owned by HBI: KSTP (AM), KTMY and WIXK.
Winner of numerous recognitions for community service, including multiple NAB Crystal Radio awards, Hubbard Radio works to reinforce its belief that highly rated and successful stations can and should give the most commitment and service to back to their employees and communities.
Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. is a family-run and -operated business founded in 1923. In addition to radio, HBI owns twelve TV stations in Minnesota, New York and New Mexico, satellite and cable television networks, and a major production company.