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Dow Jones to launch WSJ Radio channel on TuneIn

The service will offer around-the-clock audio programming from the Wall Street Journal and its sister publications.

The service will offer around-the-clock audio programming from the Wall Street Journal and its sister publications.

The front of the Wall Street Journal building in New York City. (Photo by John Wisniewski via Flickr)
The front of the Wall Street Journal building in New York City. (Photo by John Wisniewski via Flickr)

The Wall Street Journal’s parent company Dow Jones is launching a new streaming radio channel on the audio platform TuneIn this month, The Desk has learned.

The channel, called WSJ Radio, will operate around-the-clock with featured content produced by the audio teams at the Wall Street Journal and its sister publications Barron’s, MarketWatch and Investor’s Business Daily.

WSJ Radio will be formally announced by TuneIn and Dow Jones on Thursday, with the channel available to free and premium users of TuneIn’s audio apps on smartphones, tablets, streaming TV devices and via the TuneIn website.

“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with Dow Jones as they are the go-to source for international business news and data,” Richard Stern, the CEO of TuneIn, said in a statement e-mailed to The Desk on Wednesday. “One of the core focus areas of content for TuneIn is providing the most trusted and relied-upon names in news. Few brands have a reputation as honored as Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal when it comes to business reporting. It is the echelon of quality which our listeners have come to expect”

WSJ Radio will offer radio listeners unrivaled access to the latest news and analysis on a wide variety of topics, including business, finance, global affairs, economics, politics and more. TuneIn Premium subscribers will have access to a commercial-free version of WSJ Radio; a subscription to TuneIn Premium costs around $10 per month and also includes access to audiobooks, live sports play-by-play and commercial-free simulcasts of cable news channels.

“This partnership with TuneIn is the latest example of Dow Jones’s commitment to expanding our audio experiences in innovative ways,” Ann McGowan, the senior vice president of New Ventures at Dow Jones, said in a statement. “Delivering trusted insights to new audiences requires us to meet them where they are, so we’re delighted to bring the depth and breadth of our audio and podcast suite to TuneIn listeners.”

TuneIn is available to audio streamers in more than 100 countries, with its app supported across more than 200 devices. In addition to its smartphone, tablet and smart TV apps, TuneIn feeds are also accessible through smart devices powered by Sonos, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, among others.

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