Educational Media Foundation (EMF) – parent company of K-LOVE, Air1, and WTA Media – is taking a step in a new direction with the May 18 launch of AccessMore – an online podcast platform featuring a growing library of on demand, faith-based podcasts.
“Since joining EMF last year, we’ve been developing opportunities in new media to reach more people with quality, faith-based content,” said CEO Bill Reeves in a press release. “We were already among the top 10 U.S.-based audio streaming companies. AccessMore is the next major step into that burgeoning segment.”
According to EMF, AccessMore will feature nationally known Christian teachers, authors, speakers, and entertainers sharing content designed to inform and inspire. Just a sample of the podcasts include Dare to Be with Grammy-nominated singer Natalie Grant and Charlotte Gambill; Equip and Empower from Christine Caine, Founder of Propel Women; Hey, It’s the Luskos with Levi and Jennie Lusko; Rebecca St. James: Family & Friends; and Into the Portal from Elevation eKids.
The podcast offerings at launch will cover a wide array of content of interest to faith audiences including:
An early preview of the AccessMore platform is available now at AccessMore.com, with full access to all the podcasts on the app available for download soon on Apple or Android.
According to EMF, launching AccessMore is a natural step for the company as it debuts its distribution in podcasting. More than 104 million Americans – or 37 percent of the population – listen to a podcast monthly, according to PodcastHosting.org. About 68 million listen weekly.
Podcast listeners cover every age demographic. And of the 104 million monthly listeners, 41 percent reportedly earn more than $75,000 a year, compared to the 29 percent for the nation at large.
Rahny Taylor, AccessMore Director, said the platform will be continually adding new podcasts.
“As podcasting continues to explode, I’m excited that we can increase the offering of faith-based content,” Taylor said in EMF’s announcement. “The goal of this ever-expanding platform is to give listeners a place to AccessMore on themes that interest, grow and entertain.”
Headquartered in Rocklin, California, EMF is parent company to K-LOVE and Air1 – the nation’s largest contemporary Christian radio networks. Broadcast on more than 1,000 signals across all 50 states, EMF is also among the top 10 U.S.-based audio streaming companies. In 2019, the ministry acquired WTA Media, a leader in faith-based films and publishing, and oversees its operations in Franklin, Tennessee.
For more information on K-LOVE, Air1, or WTA, visit KLOVE.com, Air1.com, and TheWTAGroup.com.
By NRB Staff
Published: May 14, 2020