TuneIn, a digital audio service that makes online radio streams accessible via a range of digital platforms including mobile integration with auto dashboards, is getting access to programming from the Wall Street Journal Radio Network, including financial market updates, breaking news, business news, long-form reports, talk, and almost two dozen podcasts.
The TuneIn deal makes WSJ content available to TuneIn’s 30 million listeners.
WSJ Radio Network content accessible via TuneIn includes programs like The Wall Street Journal this Morning, The Daily Wrap with Michael Castner and The Wall Street Journal Your Money Matters.
The WSJ Radio Network currently counts over 450 affiliates around the country. For its part, TuneIn (formerly RadioTime) offers over 50,000 streaming audio stations, and powers several other online audio platforms, including Sonos and Squeezebox.
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