Out in The Bay partners with Stitcher Radio
San Francisco, January 19, 2010 – Popular public radio show Out in the Bay – gay radio from San Francisco recently inked a deal with Stitcher, the leader in on-demand news and talk radio for mobile phones, that will bring their show to Stitcher’s popular application.
Out in the Bay, a weekly radio interview program, has enjoyed five years on National Public Radio’s (NPR) San Francisco affiliate KALW, 91.7 FM. Out in the Bay is co-produced by broadcaster, talent consultant and comedian Marilyn Pittman and broadcast and print journalist Eric Jansen, who launched Out in the Bay after working as a producer on KQED-FM’s talk show Forum.
Since October 2004, the show has featured historians, authors, community leaders, scholars, everyday people and celebrities, including John Waters, Ang Lee, Cybill Shepherd, Augusten Burroughs, and Charo. “We explore our stories, personalities and history with humor, insight, and sensitivity,” says Pittman.
The show can now be heard on Stitcher, bringing Out on the Bay- gay radio from San Francisco to a wider and more mobile audience. Stitcher supports and helps promote a wide variety of talk radio shows. It offers a continuing platform to many talk shows in the face of the ever-changing radio market and format flips. Stitcher is a free “Smart Radio” mobile phone application available on the iPhone, Palm Pre and Blackberry and online at www.stitcher.com. Stitcher is available for anyone with an Internet connection or a supported phone. The latest episode of Out in the Bay is available on-demand in the Recently Added, LGBT, and San Francisco stations on Stitcher.
“We’re thrilled to be featured on Stitcher,” says Jansen. “Our online listeners let us know there’s demand for a thought-provoking program about queer issues far beyond San Francisco where our show is broadcast over the airwaves, and Stitcher makes Out in the Bay available to a global audience.”
Stitcher’s CEO, Noah Shanok agrees: “The way people listen to radio is evolving. Stitcher’s aim is to provide listeners their favorite programming wherever they are and whenever they want it. Out in the Bay is a fantastic addition to our line-up and we hope many people enjoy listening on Stitcher.”
About the Out in the Bay Team
Marilyn Pittman and Eric Jansen are veteran radio producers and hosts. Eric is an award-winning broadcast and print journalist who has reported and produced for magazines, newspapers, television, national radio programs and major-market NPR stations in San Francisco and Minneapolis. Marilyn is an award-winning stand-up comic, talk show host, and syndicated radio producer. She is also a talent consultant to NPR and teaches at U.C. Berkeley’s School of Journalism.
Stitcher is the leader in on-demand news and talk radio for mobile devices. With Stitcher’s free mobile app, users choose the programs they want “stitched” together, and Stitcher then streams that content to the user’s mobile device and recommends similar programming. By offering the best in news, sports, talk and entertainment content to users on the go, Stitcher is the easiest way to stay connected – receiving only the information that’s most important, in a format that fits into people’s busy lives. The company was recently honored with the 2009 “People’s Voice Webby” award for Mobile News and PCMag.com listed Stitcher among the best apps of the year. The app can be downloaded at www.stitcher.com or at the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Palm app stores.
Eric Jansen, 510-816-0450 or eric@OutInTheBay.com
Marilyn Pittman, 415-377-4815 or marilyn@OutInTheBay.com
Rachel Eaton, Stitcher Radio, 415-956-1153 or firstname.lastname@example.org