The world’s leading broadcasting companies rely on AirKast solutions to leverage their content into the new mobile device distribution channel appears below.
Through multiple upgrades of ESPN Radio, this #1 paid sports app continued to add more unique features to engage its listening audience. These features include myESPN, a collection of all ESPN audio clips featuring a fan’s favorite sports teams, the infamous SportsCenter ticker, and MyFavorites, where fans can save favorite podcasts, stations and shows in one location! This app is a classic example of how AirKast maintains a brand’s identity with an eye-catching style while weaving advertising opportunities in an intuitive manner.
AirKast redesigned and developed a new app for Radio Disney with features designed for younger crowds, such as a “Shout Out!” scrolling ticker tape and changing images of favorite stars. Listeners can also find local events, request songs, save songs to a favorites list, and listen to Radio Disney in the background. The premium version of Radio Disney offers access to scrolling lyrics, videos and podcasts.
Salem Communications (NASDAQ: SALM) is a leading faith and family focused U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine. Together, Salem and AirKast have launched mobile applications for 71 stations, including KKLA, WAVA and WIND, for both iPhone and BlackBerry devices. Salem believes the continued growth of their radio stations will come via mobile applications.
AirKast was chosen by Results Radio to deliver iPhone and BlackBerry mobile applications for its Adult Hits (BOB-FM) and Active Rock (ZROCK) stations. In just two months, Results Radio apps were downloaded by nearly 20 percent of its stations’ Arbitron cume listenerships. In addition, those station session-stats increased nearly 50 percent from when their music stream was only available online.
Great Media Charlotte partnered with AirKast to create and deliver a customized mobile application for its Charlotte, North Carolina-based station, WLNK “The Link.” This partnership is based on the AirKast commitment to supporting multiple platforms and integration with Ando Media for targeted ad insertion. Great Media Charlotte anticipates growing its online audience via mobile and providing unique opportunities for its advertisers to reach potential customers.
An innovator in marketing and programming techniques, Max Media LLC looked to AirKast to develop mobile applications for its 3 Virginia-based radio stations – WVHTFM (Hot 100.5), WVBWFM (92.9 The Wave) and WGHFM (97.3 The Eagle). All three stations now offer iPhone and BlackBerry listeners the ability to hear live streaming radio and while interacting with other digital content from their mobile devices. AirKast delivered more than just streaming music; it gave Max Media creative and multimedia-rich applications to attract local advertisers in addition to listeners.
Portland, Oregon-based Alpha Broadcasting believes it has moved into the next level of content delivery with the launch of iPhone applications for stations KUFO, KINK and KUPL. Developed and delivered by AirKast, these iPhone applications make it easier for Alpha listeners to connect with its stations, anywhere and anytime.
Owner and operator of 42 radio stations, NextMedia chose AirKast to design and deliver its stations’ mobile applications based on the interactive capabilities to capture and maintain audience interest. Other important factors included the ability to retain each station’s unique content and having AirKast handle all hosting and technical details.
Aritaur Communications is the owner of mvyradio.com, an alternative-style Internet radio station. Aritaur appreciates that ease of use of working with AirKast to launch mvyradio’s mobile applications. It also appreciates the “snap-second” customization available for creating message graphics. Within just a few minutes, Aritaur designed and opened its own advertising screens and banners to reach listeners beyond its web site.