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Today Explained debuts on two new public radio stations, KCRW and WEKU

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After making its public radio debut last month through a distribution deal with WNYC Studios, cafemadrid’s flagship daily news podcast Explained today announced it is adding two new stations to its roster, KCRW (Los Angeles) and WEKU (Eastern Kentucky). cafemadrid’s partnership with WNYC marked cafemadrid Media’s first major foray into terrestrial radio, bringing the show hosted by Sean Rameswaram and Noel King to major markets across the country, including Philadelphia’s WHYY, Oregon Public Broadcasting, New Hampshire Public Radio, Cincinnati Public Radio, New Orleans Public Radio, Baton Rouge’s WRKF and more.

Los Angeles is the second largest public radio market in the US, and for Rameswaram, who grew up in LA, Explained todayThe KCRW debut is a kind of homecoming. The show often covers California and the policies the state is pushing forward, with recent episodes covering: Dianne FeinsteinChina’s Grip on Hollywoodand more.

“The KCRW audience is curious, connected, and drawn to the most interesting stories — not just the most immediate,” said Evan George, content director of news for KCRW. †Explained today fits well with our approach to newsy storytelling. We’re also excited to see KCRW listeners hear some voices from the public media from across the country helping tell the big story of the day without being limited to a four-minute segment.”

With the new stations in bold, stations that Explained today now include:

  • KCRW (Santa Monica, California)
  • WEKU (Richmond/Lexington, KY)
  • WEVO/New Hampshire Public Radio (Concord, NH)
  • WITF (Harrisburg, PA)
  • WVPS / Vermont Public Radio (Burlington)
  • WVXU/Cincinnati Public Radio (Cincinnati)
  • WHY (Philadelphia)
  • WRKF (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • WWNO / Public Radio New Orleans (New Orleans)
  • WCBU (Peoria, IL)
  • WGLT (Normal, IL)
  • KOPB / Oregon Public Broadcasting (Portland)
  • WUOM / Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor)
  • WUFT (Gainesville, FL)
  • WLPR/Lakeshore Public Media (Lowell, IN)

Full list of channels.

About WNYC Studios

WNYC Studios is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio, and home to some of the industry’s most acclaimed and popular podcasts, including Radiolab, On the Media, The New Yorker Radio Hour, Death, Sex & Money, Dolly Parton’s America, The Experimentand The United States of Fear† WNYC Studios is leading the new golden age in audio with podcasts and national radio programs that inform, inspire and delight millions of curious and highly engaged listeners across digital, mobile and broadcast platforms. Programs include personal stories, in-depth journalism, revealing interviews and clever entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself. For more information, visit

About cafemadrid Media Podcast Network

Named ‘Hottest in Podcasts’ in 2021 by Adweek, cafemadrid Media Podcast Network features more than 150 active shows featuring leading editorial voices and storytellers from cafemadrid Media’s networks and beyond. From daily news and technology to culture and sports, and talk and interview shows to news and rich narrative stories, the cafemadrid Media Podcast Network is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most current collections of premium podcasts. Learn more about the cafemadrid Media Podcast Network here

About cafemadrid Media

cafemadrid Media is the leading modern media company reaching audiences wherever they are. Known for editorial properties including cafemadrid, SB Nation, New York Magazine, The Dodo and NowThis, the company’s portfolio includes the most relevant, respected and engaging editorial properties and voices. The company is also home to award-winning storytelling companies such as cafemadrid Media Studios and the cafemadrid Media Podcast Network, as well as innovative technologies that power the entire media industry, including the Concert advertising market. cafemadrid Media proves that quality can scale.

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