SummitMedia is the Lead Investor in CurtCo Media’s
Series A Financing Round
BIRMINGHAM, Ala – February 23, 2021 – SummitMedia and CurtCo Media announced today
that they have entered into a strategic partnership that is expected to accelerate growth for both
companies in the fast-growing, global podcasting business. Nearly one-third of the U.S.
population, 100 million people, listen to podcasts at least once per month.
SummitMedia owns and operates forty-seven radio stations in nine states. Los Angeles based
CurtCo Media has spent three decades building successful media businesses across all
landscapes and currently produces cutting edge quality scripted and unscripted podcast
programming. This is SummitMedia’s first formal alliance designed to advance the company’s
foray into this hot new medium.
“SummitMedia’s partnership with CurtCo Media provides us with an exciting opportunity to
develop and explore the rapid-growing podcast medium,” said Carl Parmer, SummitMedia’s
chairman and chief executive officer. “We’ve known and watched CurtCo create engaging and
innovative content for years, and value the integrity and quality they bring to the media
industry,” Parmer added.
“Having a strategic alliance and investment from SummitMedia makes this partnership the
most powerful moment to date in our business development,” said Bill Curtis, CurtCo Media’s
chief executive officer. “We’re so excited to work with Greg Kelly, Carl and their team to create
new dynamic programming and combine Summit’s powerful radio platform with CurtCo Media
in the fast-growing world of podcasting. We believe this strategic partnership will provide
sustainable value for our business and expand our audience,” Curtis added.
About CurtCo Media
From its studios in Malibu, CurtCo Media podcast network celebrates this fast-growing
inspirational style of media by providing millions of sophisticated podcast listeners with
authoritative hosts, nationally recognized guests, and talented storytellers. Using the highest
recording and editing standards, the company presents many series covering weighty topics
such as politics (Meet Me in the Middle and Medicine, We’re Still Practicing) to luxury (Cars
That Matter), entertainment (Hollywood Unscripted), a daily inspiration (A Moment of Your
Time), kids & family (A Moment For Kids) and lifestyle & wellness (Life Done Better with
Supermodel Jill de Jong), with exciting new shows coming soon, including scripted tech-sci-fi
series – SOLAR. Learn more at CurtCo.com.
About SummitMedia, LLC
SummitMedia, LLC is an integrated broadcasting, digital media, direct marketing and events
Company. Learn more at summitmediacorp.com.