NextRadio/Tagstation facing extinction: No industry support according to Emmis boss Smulyan

Emmis Communications Corp announced in a quarterly earnings call that it will “dramatically reduce the operations” of its NextRadio project following years of losses. NextRadio was an effort to make mobile phones act like portable radios, with an app that let listeners tune in to FM stations. It also offered targeted advertising and other enhancements. Continue Reading

Charting NextRadio adoption: 1M downloads; new features coming

NextRadio announced an adoption milestone: one-million downloads of the NextRadio app. With the announcement of one-million downloads comes an update of the app (scheduled for this Friday, October 17), that will put new, more interactive features into the NextRadio experience. We tracked and charted the history of NextRadio’s key adoption metrics. Continue Reading

Jelli’s RadioSpot ad service rolls out to seven new stations

Earlier in the summer, Jelli announced plans to suspend its social radio service in favor of its programmatic ad platform. The promising Q1 growth for that service continued on Tuesday, with the company’s announcement that its RadioSpot platform will be deployed at seven more radio stations across the U.S. Continue Reading