Monocle launches weekly internet radio show celebrating print

Monthly lifestyle, business and news magazine Monocle has launched a weekly show on its internet radio network – Monocle 24 – showcasing and celebrating the best in print media.

A year after Monocle launched its radio network it claims that 2 million programmes have now been downloaded.

Here’s the press release:

Monocle is proud to introduce, ‘The Stack’, a new programme for the media brand’s 24 hour radio network, Monocle 24.  Starting from Saturday 1 September 2012,  the lively one hour programme will take a leadership position when it comes to modern media.  Above all, The Stack will celebrate the print media industry.

‘We firmly believe that print media needs more air time and The Stack has been developed to explore the best in periodicals, niche journals and newspapers,’says Monocle editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé.  ‘After the success of our weekly magazine review in another Monocle 24 programme we decided we should spin it off into its own stand-alone format. Every week we’ll talk to people from around the world who are pushing this sector forward and challenging the media landscape”.

Scheduled to run on Saturdays at 10am UK time, and repeated on Sundays, the show will be hosted by Brûlé. The Stack will be the most intimate programme in Monocle 24’s audio line up, intended as a seamless conversation among friends and colleagues around a coffee table stacked with an interesting mix of magazines and newspapers from around the globe.

Presented in association with J. Crew, each show will also feature a special interview with an industry leader. Listeners can tune into The Stack live or download from monocle.com or iTunes.

The addition of The Stack ends a successful first year for Monocle 24. Over 18 million programmes have been downloaded since launch, the average programme downloads per month are 2 million, and the number of mobile device applications sold is approximately 14, 498.  Monocle 24 will celebrate it’s first anniversary on October 17.


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