Audacy and Osiris Media Announce Joint Venture
PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 12, 2021 – Audacy and Osiris Media, the leading music storyteller, today announced a joint venture to create music podcasts that will deliver innovative content to music fans. The partnership will launch with Breaking Waves: Seattle, an oral history of the emergence and growth of grunge and alternative music in the city in the 80s and 90s.
The series will leverage iconic Audacy brands 99.9 KISW (KISW-FM) and 107.7 The End (KNDD-FM) in Seattle, drawing extensive recollections from the stations’ top influencers and programmers to paint a unique story through the viewpoint of those who had front row seats when the music and culture in the U.S. fundamentally shifted.
“We are excited to work with Osiris Media to draw from the rich histories and archives of our venerable stations across the country and help bring their stories to life,” said J.D. Crowley, Chief Digital Officer, Audacy. “We’re looking forward to launching this partnership with the premier of Breaking Waves this summer, the first step in a series of captivating content we can’t wait to deliver to our audience.”
“The Seattle music scene is so unique, so different than any other local music scene,” said Dave Richards, Senior Vice President of Programming, Audacy. “From the beginnings of Surf Punk with The Sonics and The Wailers, through Hendrix, Heart, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Death Cab and Ayron Jones, there’s a bloodline that runs through each genre and era. A connection between artists and a torch that’s passed along, and a spirit that moves forward. It’s very connected, well beyond what most people connect with the flannel years.”
“Audacy has been a leader in delivering music content to listeners across the country for the past 50 years,” said RJ Bee, Chief Executive Officer, Osiris Media. “We are excited to partner with a company that has the foresight to see the power of curated audio entertainment for music fans. The Audacy team has been incredibly encouraging and optimistic about how this show can help reach passionate music fans.”
Breaking Waves: Seattlewill be heard on select Audacy alternative and classic rock stations as well as nationwide via the Audacy app and wherever podcasts can be heard, premiering in Summer 2021.
Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best collection of local music, news and sports brands, a premium podcast creator, major event producer, and digital innovator. Audacy engages 200 million consumers each month, bringing people together around content that matters to them. Learn more at www.audacyinc.com, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).