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Pandora turns another corner – Westergren, Herring out. CEO search on. New board member in.

Reported yesterday and confirmed this morning, founder and CEO Tim Westergren has left Pandora. He steps down from the chief executive position, and exits the board of directors. President Mike Herring likewise leaving. The CFO is now interim CEO. A new board member takes a seat, as directors start searching for the next CEO. Continue Reading

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PRI partnering with Slate on Studio 360

Public Radio International announced a partnership with Slate Magazine to expand the podcast development and digital distribution for Studio 360. The show is a Peabody Award-winning program about creativity, pop culture, and the arts. Studio 360 launched in 2000 and is hosted by novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen. The show had previously been a production between PRI and WNYC. Continue Reading

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Tim Westergren reportedly to step down as Pandora CEO

The changes are still coming for audio specialist Pandora with the news that Tim Westergren may be stepping down as Pandora’s CEO. Recode reported on Sunday that the co-founder plans to exit the top executive role at the online audio company. Pandora reportedly does not have a planned replacement yet for Westergren, and he is expected to stay on until a new CEO joins the business. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: How silicon valley sees radio, Ed Miliband talks toilets, Denmark’s kids channel after hours

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Silicon Valley’s views on radio. A charming move by a kids’ channel in Denmark. Lots of shows from Ed Miliband. Continue Reading