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This Allston podcast startup is attracting interest from legacy media

Add WGBH to the list of legacy news organizations backing the Boston podcast discovery app RadioPublic.

The startup announced Wednesday that the public media company had led its latest round of investment, which brought in a total of $1.2 million.

The company has raised a total of about $2.8 million in seed funding since it was founded last year. Though the number is relatively small by the standards of Boston’s startup scene, an unusual number of news organizations are among the investors.

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RadioPublic, whose offerings include playlists and recommendations by real people to help users find podcasts that match their interests, was founded with the help of programming distributer Public Radio Exchange. It counts among its prior investors The New York Times, former Washington Post owner Graham Holdings Co., American Public Media, and McClatchy.

The company’s headquarters are in Allston’s Harvard Launch Lab, which is in the building WGBH formerly called home.

Andy Rosen can be reached at andrew.rosen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @andyrosen.