AccuRadio picks former NextRadio exec as new COO

Ben Husmann has joined AccuRadio as its chief operating officer. He joins from NextRadio, where he was senior vice president of product and led both engineering and product teams. In his role with AccuRadio, Husmann will be responsible for the next generation of upgrades to the AccuRadio service, including efforts to support more listeners and to optimize for mobile, smart speaker, and car platforms.

“I’m thrilled to get to lead the product team in this exciting time,” Husmann said. “We are expanding AccuRadio’s capacity and features, so that more people can listen in more places.”

“Ben is the perfect COO for AccuRadio,” said AccuRadio Founder and CEO Kurt Hanson, who is also founder of RAIN. “His strong design skills, familiarity with the challenges of helping radio launch online products, and years of experience running developer teams make Ben exactly the executive we need to lead us to becoming the most-listenable, lean-back music experience on all emerging platforms.”

Anna Washenko