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Urban One Podcast Network

Source: U1 Podcast Network / Urban One

Urban One, the parent company of MADAMENOIRE and HelloBeautiful, is excited to announce the launch of the Urban One Podcast Network, just in time for Black History Month. The groundbreaking effort will further expand the company’s incredible audio entertainment options for BIPOC audiences.

According to a press release, the network will launch with 10 original shows that are packed with diverse and insightful content that have listeners glued to their seats. From True Crimes and Comedy to Music, Health and Sports, the lineup includes: The Undressing Room Podcast presented by Macy’s, Small Doses with Amanda Seales, The Amanda Seales Show, Fatal Attraction, Black Health 365, Rickey Smiley Morning Show Podcast, I Hate the Homies, Mind Body and Business with Maria More, Mompreneurs, Adult’Hood, Dead End Media, SZN Opener, Back Story with Colby Colb and more.

With more than 1.5 million downloads per month at launch, the Urban One Podcast Network will continuously add exciting shows all year round. The network will also partner with other brands and companies to provide fresh audio content for listeners.

“Given Urban One’s history and legacy in creating premium audio content for Black audiences and the growing level of Black podcast listeners, this was a natural step to continue exemplifying our mission of ‘Representing Black Culture,’ said Josh Rahmani, Urban One’s Chief Revenue Officer, Audio Division.

“The network provides a natural partnership destination for BIPOC creators and presents advertisers the opportunity to connect with a niche audience that over-indexes for their response to brands that show up in podcasts, particularly podcasts with Black creators and hosts.” 

Katz Digital, America’s number one streaming company, has teamed up with Urban One as an exclusive third-party sales partner to help power the unique network.

“Katz Digital is both proud and excited to expand upon our exclusive partnership with Urban One, now adding their premium, culturally relevant podcast content to our current industry leading podcast offerings,” said Scott Porretti, President, Katz Digital. Additionally, the new network is supported by a partnership with Publicist Media’s APX Content Ventures and funding via its Inclusion Investment Fund. 

Sierra Reed will serve as the Senior Director of Podcast Operations for the Urban One Podcast Network. Reed is an accomplished media veteran with over 14 years of experiences in content creating, journalism and business. Through the launch of her own podcast almost 10 years ago and her own experience for storytelling, Reed understands the opportunity to service the multifaceted community that the network supports. 

In a statement, the media titan said, “having the freedom to share and express is a beautiful thing, and what you learn and feel within that conversation and storytelling experience is invaluable. We want people of color to get into podcasting.”

Check out the press release below:

Urban One Podcast Network

Source: U1 Podcast Network / Urban One

Source: U1 Podcast Network / Urban One

SILVER SPRING, MD—February 1, 2023  Today, at the start of Black History Month, Urban One Inc. announces the launch of the new Urban One Podcast Network. This groundbreaking effort expands the company’s already extensive audio entertainment options for BIPOC audiences, as well as for advertisers who want to connect with the Black community authentically and culturally.

Powered by Black stories, the network is  a curated slate of premium content across diverse genres enriched in information, insight, and entertainmentThe network launches with more than 10 original shows plus exclusive partnerships with other Black-owned podcasts and networks.

From True Crimes and Comedy to Music, Health and Sports, the lineup includes The Undressing Room Podcast presented by Macy’s, Small Doses with Amanda Seales, The Amanda Seales Show, Fatal Attraction, Black Health 365, Rickey Smiley Morning Show Podcast, I Hate the Homies, Mind Body and Business with Maria More, MompreneursAdult’Hood, Dead End Media, SZN Opener, Back Story with Colby Colb and more. The network, which boasts an average of more than 1.5 million downloads per month at launch will continuously be adding additional original shows and partnerships.

Given Urban One’s history and legacy in creating premium audio content for Black audiences and the growing level of Black podcast listeners, this was a natural step to continue exemplifying our mission of “Representing Black Culture said Josh Rahmani, Urban One’s Chief Revenue Officer, Audio Division. “The network provides a natural partnership destination for BIPOC creators and presents advertisers the opportunity to connect with a niche audience that overindexes for their response to brands that show up in podcasts, particularly podcasts with Black creators and hosts.

The Urban One Podcast Network has teamed up with Katz Digital as its exclusive third-party sales partner“Katz Digital is both proud and excited to expand upon our exclusive partnership with Urban One, now adding their premium, culturally relevant podcast content to our current industry-leading podcast offerings,” said Scott Porretti, President, Katz DigitalAdditionally, the new network is supported by a partnership with Publicis Media’s APX Content Ventures and funding via its Inclusion Investment Fund.

Spearheading the network and its launch is Sierra Reed, Senior Director of Podcast Operations for the Urban One Podcast Network. Reed is an accomplished media veteran with over 14 years of experience as a content creator, published writer, journalist, and senior business strategist whose passion-driven expertise and experience in audio broadcasting make her a perfect fit for the role. Through the launch of her own podcast almost 10 years ago and her own experience for storytelling, Reed understands the opportunity to service the multifaceted community that the network supports.

Speaking of her vision and mission, Reed says, “having the freedom to share and express is a beautiful thing, and what you learn and feelwithin that conversation and storytelling experience is invaluable. We want people of color to get into podcasting. We want the community to learn, grow, and be entertained in a way that is organic and not programmed.”

For more information on the Urban One Podcast network go to https://www.urban1podcasts.com/

Urban One Launches Urban One Podcast Network  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com