Press Release: May 7, 2014
Rivet News Radio adds Chicago Sun-Times to list of content contributors; Fourth major content partnership of 2014 for the innovative Chicago startup
CHICAGO – The Chicago Sun-Times and HearHere Radio, Inc., the company behind Rivet News Radio, have announced a content partnership to feature news reports from the award-winning newspaper inside Rivet playlists.
“We’re excited to connect our news stories with the future of content-delivery in mobile,” Sun-Times Editor Jim Kirk said. “This partnership allows the Sun-Times to meet the demands of our listeners by staying ahead of the technology curve and giving them a brand new way to get their news, on their time.”
Rivet provides a personalized listening experience to smartphone users. Recent upgrades to the app have optimized audio playlists to provide commuters and on-the-go listeners with a mix of local, national, and global news.
“The breadth of the Chicago Sun-Times content is a perfect match for the Rivet app.” said John MacLeod, founder and CEO of HearHere Radio. “Their award-winning reporting will give our Chicago listeners more of the in-depth local news coverage they have come to expect.”
In 2014 alone, Rivet News Radio has added content from Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Public Media, Crain’s Chicago Business and the AP. More content partnerships are expected soon.
To learn more about The Chicago Sun-Times, visit www.suntimes.com. For more information on HearHere Radio and Rivet, visit www.rivetnewsradio.com.
About Chicago Sun-Times
Sun-Times Media has been Chicago’s premier news source since 1948. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, the Chicago Sun-Times engages its influential audience through multiple platforms including print, mobile, online, video and events. The Sun-Times community includes more than 2.8 million weekly print readers, 3.2 million unique monthly mobile users and 6 million unique monthly online users. For additional information, visit suntimes.com or contact Emily Storms at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About HearHere Radio
HearHere Radio, Inc. is an angel-stage company building a news radio experience for today’s mobile consumer. The company’s flagship product, Rivet News Radio, is an app designed to deliver personalized local, national and world news directly to smartphone users. The Rivet app is currently available for the iPhone and can be downloaded here.