This former iHeart exec used to chase crazy partnerships on Bob Pittman's jet, now he's helping public radio take back power from Apple

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While many businesses are looking over their shoulders in fear at Amazon, the radio industry has its own boogeymen: Spotify and Apple.

One longtime former iHeart exec, Owen Grover, has spent more than a decade schooling broadcasting companies on how to survive in the age of music streaming.

Now he's trying a new thing: helping public radio turn its podcasting success into a much bigger, grander scheme.

Owen Grover wants to help public radio take back power from tech giants like Apple and Spotify.

Grover is the new CEO of Pocket Casts, an Australian-born podcasting app bought by a consortium of public radio stations and show producers who create the nation's most popular podcasts: NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, and This American Life.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A Navy SEAL explains why you should get up at 4:30 am every daySee Also:Share your opinion Become a BI Insider todayThe 30 rudest cities in America, where manners are basically a foreign conceptPrincess Charlotte copied the queen's royal wave and it's too cute to handle