The guys at RadioSherpa have done a great job creating a “new radio” model based on HD radio monitoring to integrate now playing song and schedule information. We are both in the same tough and complicated business, so we are delighted to announce we’ve joined forces.
Over the next few months we’ll integrate technologies to improve RadioTime widgets. We’ll also take full advantage of the technology for delivering real-time “now playing” song features from terrestrial and streaming stations coming to RadioTime services later this fall.
Sep 17th RadioTime Acquires RadioSherpa RadioTime will integrate RadioSherpa HD radio guide and technology providing real-time information about songs currently airing
DALLAS – September xx, 2008 – RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, today announced it has acquired RadioSherpa, which provides a real-time program guide for all HD radio stations in New York City, Boston and San Francisco. RadioTime will add schedule and real-time information about what is currently airing on these HD radio stations to its guide that provides a quick and easy way to find radio content from thousands of stations airing local and syndicated music, talk and entertainment shows.
Listeners can use RadioTime guide to browse by genre or location to see what is available for their tastes, connections and at various times during the day, and listen to them on their PCs, Macs or streamed to connected devices from manufacturers such as Logitech, Cisco and Kodak.
The acquisition of RadioSherpa will enable RadioTime to provide listeners with online access to the HD channels currently delivered by stations three major markets.
“Listeners and device manufacturers value an electronic program guide that shows what’s available to them, because without that information, finding specific shows would be as difficult as finding specific television programs without the on-screen channel listings,” said Bill Moore, CEO, RadioTime. “An ever-growing number of listeners use the Internet as their primary radio tuner, so the radio industry needs make all of its great music, news, sports and entertainment programming available online. RadioTime is uniquely positioned to help them attract new listeners and generate new advertising opportunities.”
The radio industry has made a significant investment in HD Radio technology, which enables broadcasters to provide listeners with additional radio channels and better audio quality while remaining in their traditional places on the radio dial.
“2008 is shaping up to be a great year for RadioTime,” added Moore. “RadioTime’s technology powers a variety of connected products developed by Cisco, Logitech and Kodak, and we will be announcing new partnerships with additional device makers in the second half of 2008.”
Contact RadioTime to schedule a demonstration of the RadioTime technology during the NAB Radio Show 2008 in Austin, TX September 17-19 at the Austin Convention Center.