‘S.F. Chron’ Launches More Podcasts

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By: E&P Staff

The San Francisco Chronicle has expanded its podcast offerings on its Web site, SFGate.com, to include content from the Datebook, Food, and Opinion sections. Since February, the paper has provided podcasts from business stories.

The launch of the new channels includes Back Story, which gives listeners behind-the-scenes details; Bay Beats, which covers the local music scene; and Food for Your Ears, which features content from food writers and columnists.

The podcasts have two hosts, Marcus Chan, assistant business editor for technology, and Benny Evangelista, a business reporter, who work with other employees to develop new stories or to expand on existing ones.

“This technology and its popularity allow us to provide Chronicle readers and Gate users an even broader selection of useful and compelling content unique to the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Editor Phil Bronstein in a statement. “The new podcasts add another dimension to Chronicle features such as the Sunday Business section On the Record interviews with key business executives, portions of which can now be downloaded. And, it gives depth to stories like photographer Kim Komenich’s interview with a U.S. solider in Iraq, who explains his emotions about his tour of duty.”

The podcasts are free to download from SFGate.com and are also available on Apple’s iTunes software.

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