ARN's iHeartRadio Australia expands content offering with NPR Podcasts that have been added to iHeartRadio Australia include TED Radio Hour, Planet Money and How I Built This, as well as news, health, and finance titles

ARN's iHeartRadio Australia expands content offering with NPR

20 October, 2021– ARN's iHeartRadio Australia has boosted its already extensive content offering by adding NPR's podcast slate to the app.

NPR is America's leading independent, non-profit media organization founded on a mission to create a more informed public. NPR's content connects with millions of listeners by making local and global stories personal as it explores news, ideas, and what it means to be human.

Podcasts that have been added to iHeartRadio Australia include TED Radio Hour, Planet Money and How I Built This, as well as news, health, and finance titles.

ARN's iHeartRadio Content Director Brett 'Nozz' Nossiter said, "We are excited to add NPR's podcasts to iHeartRadio Australia and New Zealand, as we continue to provide listeners with access to the best local and global content. NPR is a well-respected source of entertaining and educational podcast content that's much loved by Australians."

"We're thrilled to share NPR's incredible slate of podcast content to new listeners in Australia and New Zealand," said NPR's Senior Manager, Business Partnerships Christina de Quadros.

NPR Podcasts are available now on iHeartRadio Australia. Listeners can access the podcasts via:

Desktop, mobile or tablet via www.iheart.com

Smart devices like Apple TV or smart speaker

About ARN

ARN is one of Australia's leading Broadcast and On-demand audio companies. Defining Audio through Connections That Count, ARN has ownership or investments in 12 radio stations nationwide in addition to digital entertainment platform, iHeartRadio. ARN's vision is to deliver the most complete audio offering for audiences and advertisers across its brands – KIIS, Pure Gold, The Edge and iHeartRadio which entertain and influence over five million listeners each week across Australia.

Its KIIS network consists of Sydney's KIIS 1065 with Kyle & Jackie O, Melbourne's KIIS 101.1 with Jase & Lauren, Adelaide's Mix102.3 with Erin Phillips & Soda, Brisbane's 97.3FM with Robin, Terry & Bob and Perth's 96FM with The Bunch with Clairsy & Lisa. The National Drive Show across all stations is Will & Woody.

Its Pure Gold network consists of Sydney's 101.7 WSFM with Jonesy & Amanda, Melbourne's GOLD104.3 with Christian O'Connell, Brisbane's 4KQ with Laurel, Gary & Mark and Adelaide's Cruise 1323 with John Dean.

The Edge is available on FM as The Edge 96.ONE in Sydney and nationally via iHeartRadio and DAB+. The Edge Breakfast hosts are Mike E & Emma.

iHeartRadio, the world's fastest-growing digital service, was launched by ARN to the Australian market in 2013. ARN's iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one radio, music streaming, podcast and live events platform. In addition to being able to access their favourite music from around the globe, audiences can access their favourite stations in Australia from ARN, the ABC, and SBS as well as stations from New Zealand and the USA. In 2020 ARN launched iHeartPodcast Network Australia, providing advertisers with access to significant scale across local, global and catchup podcasts. The network quickly became Australia's number #1 podcast publisher alongside holding the #1 podcast in Australia. ARN's suite of digital and social assets are the online home to Australia's leading radio stations, providing highly engaged entertainment content and news, complementing the on-air experience ARN's stations are best known for. ARN is a HT&E company. For more details, head to www.arn.com.au.

About NPR

NPR, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is widely known for its rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling that connects with millions of Americans every day — on the air, online, and in-person. NPR strives to create a more informed public — one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas, and cultures. With a nationwide network of award-winning journalists and 17 international bureaus, NPR and its Member Stations are never far from where a story is unfolding. Listeners can find NPR by tuning in to their local Member stations (npr.org/stations), and now it's easy to listen to our stories on smart speaker devices. Ask your smart speaker to, "Play NPR," and you'll be tuned into your local Member station's live stream. Your speaker can also access NPR podcasts, NPR One, NPR News Now, and the Visual Newscast is available for screened speakers. Get more information at npr.org/about and by following NPR Extra on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram