From RadioTime, March 8, 2008
RadioTime and Cox Radio Partner to Improve Online Radio Experience for Listeners
Listeners Using New Radio Devices Can See Program Information Displayed in Real Time
DALLAS – March 8, 2008 – RadioTime, Inc., developer of the RadioGuide™ technology for finding and listening to more than 50,000 AM/FM radio stations online, today announced Cox Radio, Inc. (NYSE: CXR) has licensed program information for distribution over computers and other devices that connect to the RadioTime guide. The RadioTime-Cox Radio partnership enables listeners using their computers or New Radio devices to find real-time information about what’s airing on all Cox Radio stations nationwide.
RadioTime’s unique online RadioGuide™ provides listeners with a quick and easy way to find radio content from 50,000 stations and 100,000 local and syndicated shows airing around the world. Listeners can search for a specific station or program or browse by genre or location and no longer need to browse through dozens of Web sites to find their favorite local shows online or download multiple media players. Partnering with Cox Radio will enable RadioTime to display more accurate information about programs airing on all Cox Radio stations including show names, hosts, and songs on New Radio devices such as the Logitech Squeezebox.
“Cox Radio recognizes the strategic importance of ease of discovery of content and the value of working with open standard directory services like RadioTime,” said Gregg Lindahl, V.P. Interactive & New Technologies, Cox Radio, Inc. “We also hope that relief from the onerous music royalties will be forthcoming so we can continue to stream our music stations, ” Lindahl added.
Until now, using a New Radio device required listeners to manually find and maintain technical streaming information for their favorite stations and programs. This is difficult because streaming may be restricted to particular programs and listener locations, and not all devices can play all streams. The problem never ends because the radio information is always changing. Information from Cox Radio stations will be displayed automatically via Cox Radio’s digital publishing platform.
“This translates to a much more reliable and enjoyable listening experience,” said Bill Moore, founder and CEO, RadioTime, Inc. “Cox Radio is the first major radio broadcaster to integrate its content systems with an aggregated directory to deliver these benefits to the listener using connected devices, and represents a significant step in the radio industry’s evolution of the traditional radio tuner.”
RadioTime is the leading radio tuner that powers Internet services and devices by connecting them to broadcast DJs, talk personalities, and sports radio programming. Listeners can easily access free, live, local, and global radio programming through RadioTime service. Its service enhances other products and services by powering them with thousands of radio channels and programming. RadioTime was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas. More information is available at www.radiotime.com.
About Cox Radio, Inc.
Cox Radio is one of the largest radio companies in the United States based on revenues. Upon the completion of all announced transactions, Cox Radio will own, operate or provide sales or marketing services for 86 stations (71 FM and 15 AM) clustered in 19 markets, including major markets such as Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Orlando, San Antonio and Tampa. Cox Radio shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: CXR.