Beware of Radio’s Walled Streaming Garden

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RBR+TVBR OBSERVATION


On Monday, RBR+TVBR learned of a big hire at Cumulus Media‘s Detroit operation. David Corey, one of the top programming executives who knows as much about Morgan Wallen and Maren Morris as he does about MacKenzie Porter and Alessia Cara, is now heading up WDVD-FM and WDRQ-FM.

Given the big news, our editor-in-chief grabbed his smartphone, opened up the TuneIn app, and selected the WDVD stream.

That’s when something stuck us: How did we know that we could stream WDVD on TuneIn, and not Radio.com or iHeartMedia?

We are certain that we’re not alone in this conundrum. It only begs the question: Why can’t the industry unite and support Radioplayer — which brands itself as “radio in one place?”

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