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LiveOne Names Jim Berk to PodcastOne Board of Directors

LiveOne announces that Jim Berk is joining the board of directors for PodcastOne. The company says that Berk has over 25 years serving as chief executive, including his prior experience as CEO of PodcastOne, knowledge of the entertainment and media sector, and his expertise in strategic planning, operations, mergers,Graphics - Logo and acquisitions. Berk is currently chairman and CEO of Goodman Media Partners, investing in early-stage media and tech companies. PodcastOne co-founder Kit Gray comments, “Jim has an impressive track record of working with public companies and has extensive knowledge of our business. We are thrilled to bring his expertise back in the company and on our board during this crucial period of growth for PodcastOne as we are launching our IPO.”

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WICC, Bridgeport Star Lisa Wexler Guests on Harrison Podcast

Lisa Wexler, a woman of many accomplishments and talents, is this week’s guest on the award-winning PodcastOne series, “The Michael Harrison Interview.” Wexler hosts the daily 10:00 am to 12:00 noon show on Connoisseur Broadcasting’s western Connecticut news/talk giant WICC, Bridgeport. In 2013, she was elected Westport/Weston Connecticut Probate Judge – and re-elected two more consecutive times as a Republican and recently a fourth time as a Democrat…. all by wide margins. Wexler has been the recipient of numerous broadcasting awards and accolades, including the prestigious Gracie Award. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the New York University School of Law. She is admitted to the New York and Connecticut Bars. She co-wrote the international best-seller, Secrets of a Jewish Mother (Penguin/Dutton, 2010) with her mother, Gloria Kamen (an advice columnist) and her sister, Jill Zarin (one of the original Housewives of New York City). Listen to the podcast here

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LiveOne Issues Preliminary Fiscal Q3 Data

LiveOne announces some preliminary financial figures ahead of the official posting of its fiscal year 2023 third quarter report. LiveOne says it has achieved all-time record growth of 160,000 paid members. For the thirdGraphics - Logo quarter of fiscal year 2023, the company expects revenue to be $27 million. It adds that the audio division that includes Slacker and PodcastOne will report revenue of $21.6 million for FY/2023 Q3 and for the first nine months of the fiscal year expects to report revenue of $63.5 million. LiveOne previously announced its intent to spin out PodcastOne as a separate, publicly traded company and plans to IPO Slacker this year.

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Dr. Murray Sabrin Guests on Harrison Podcast

One of the most prolific talk radio interviewees of the past three decades, Murray Sabrin, Ph.D. is this week’s guest on the award-winning PodcastOne series, “The Michael Harrison Interview.” Sabrin is professor emeritus of finance at Ramapo College of New Jersey.  Sabrin, who made New Jersey political history in 1997 for his groundbreaking third-party gubernatorial candidacy as the Libertarian Party nominee, is widely recognized as one of America’s leading voices on libertarian ideology. Harrison and Sabrin take a deep-dive into the ongoing problems of our times – inflation, health care, endless wars, excessive taxation, illegal immigration, and the alleged erosion of civil liberties under the crushing overreach of big government. Harrison, a First Amendment advocate who maintains a neutral partisan philosophy, says, “Libertarianism is an ideology with which I do not necessarily fully agree in terms of practical application – but one that I support as a guideline to keeping the unwieldy task of running 21st century America within the compass direction and spirit intended by the Founding Fathers.” Harrison wrote the foreword in Sabrin’s latest Amazon paperback best-seller, From Immigrant to Public Intellectual: An American Story (Talkers Books, 2022). The book follows Sabrin’s rise as an immigrant child with humble beginnings to forge a stellar career as an educator, author, history-making third party political candidate and media influencer. To listen to the podcast in its entirety, please click here.