cabana Signs Female-Owned “Critical Frequency Network” to Exclusive Podcast Ad Sales Representation

Critical Frequency Network Wins 2019 Adweek Podcast Network of Year Award

Drilled Starts Third Season on January 20

New York, NY – December 10, 2019 – cabana is proud to announce it has signed Critical Frequency Network to exclusive podcast ad sales representation. Founded by science and gender writer and journalist Amy Westervelt, Critical Frequency is one of the few woman-owned and -operated podcast networks. It features a diverse community of hosts, all women, people of color, and/or LGBTQ. Yesterday, Critical Frequency Network was awarded the 2019 Adweek Podcast Network of the Year Award.

Critical Frequency Network’s current roster of 13 podcast titles ranges in topics from climate and politics to motherhood and media criticism. Drilled, a podcast series that investigates climate in true-crime storytelling fashion, is hosted by Westervelt and generates an average of 150,000 downloads per month. Drilled launches its third season on January 20.

“Critical Frequency Network delivers the engaged audiences that our advertisers are looking for,” noted Frank DeSantis, Senior Vice President of Business Development for cabana. “The hosts on the Critical Frequency Network take a story-telling approach to serious topics like climate, politics, and motherhood. They dig deep to find the facts and then share them with their audiences in a narrative form that listeners relate to.”

“Our mission is to not only create compelling content, but also to provide a platform for independent creators and those who are often overlooked in mainstream media,” said Westervelt. “We believe that amplifying those voices and making them available is critical. To do that, we need a strong ad sales partner like cabana. Cabana has a solid reputation in the podcast advertising space, and the team is known for helping advertisers find solutions by connecting brands with a target audience. We couldn’t be happier about our arrangement.”

In addition to Drilled, titles on the Critical Frequency Network Deep Democracy, hosted by political consultants Gina Christo and Wilnelia Rivera, and Hot Take, hosted by Mary Annaise Heglar, who critiques the media’s coverage of climate.

Drilled has been recommended by The New Yorker and New Scientist, listed as a Top 20 True-Crime Podcast in Esquire, named Best Investigative Journalism Series in the AV Club’s Best Podcasts of 2019, and received the 2019 Excellence in Audio Digital Storytelling, Ongoing Series Award from the Online News Association.

About cabana

cabana specializes in selling podcast advertising for its portfolio of more than 200 titles, featuring a variety of content verticals including true crime, female lifestyle, comedy, sports, gaming, and more. cabana’s exclusive sales partnerships include audiochuck’s Crime Junkie, content from Inc Magazine, The New York Post, Bald Move, Critical Frequency Network, and more. cabana is a charter member of the Nielsen Podcast Listener Buying Power Service. All cabana downloads are IABv2 compliant. cabana is the digital audio division of AdLarge Media. For more information, please visit

About AdLarge Media 

AdLarge Media is the leading independent ad sales and content company with lifestyle-driven audio environments that span am/fm, podcasting, on-demand, and streaming. Its diverse portfolio reaches 207 million listeners a week across 5,000 radio stations and 35 million unique listeners a month across digital audio platforms. The company was founded by industry leaders Cathy Csukas and Gary Schonfeld in 2011, and its digital division was relaunched as cabana in 2017. AdLarge has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and Denver. For more information, please visit

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