UKRD Radio Stations? There’s an App for That

UKRD News Logo

2:54pm 23rd May 2011

Local radio operator UKRD has launched a suite of sixteen apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to connect to their radio stations on the move.

Not only can they stream each station’s output but also browse local news, browse photo galleries, check information on shows and keep up to date with feeds from Facebook and Twitter. Many also include the ability to check local weather, travel and events.

Unusually, developers ensured that iPad owners will get a version optimised specifically for their device.

The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with listeners downloading the apps thousands of times, out-stripping at least one national station. UKRD is now evaluating other mobile platforms, including Android and Blackberry, ahead of possible future launches.

Chief Technology Officer James Wenger said: “In line with UKRD’s philosophy that each area and radio station are unique we wanted to launch individual apps rather than a generically branded one. Although each app contains a link to listen to sister stations, listeners will immediately see their local, familiar branding.”

The news comes as the group also links its stations to the industry standard Radio Player. It joins radio stations from across the country in bringing together services to expand listener choice.

Chief Executive of UKRD Group William Rogers added, “UKRD is keen to embrace worthwhile digital technology which has a clear and exciting future. We are pleased to join the rest of the industry in the roll out of Radio Player and to lead the way in producing individual apps for each of our radio stations. It is clearly not only UKRD but also the general public that appreciate radio’s future is not a myopic pursuit of DAB but a well balanced multiplatform approach.”

 

To add one of our new apps to your iTunes account please click on one of the below:

County Sound Radio iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch App2BR iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppWessex FM iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppThe Bee iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppStray FM iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppStar Radio - North East iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppSun FM iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppMix96 iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppStar Radio - Cambridge iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppSpirit FM iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppPirate FM iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppSpire FM iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppMinster FM iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppKL.FM 96.7 iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppYorkshire Coast Radio iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch AppEagle Radio iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch App

Share This Story

Most read
UKRD Group Ltd

Nation Broadcasting Acquires Sun FM

UKRD station, Sun FM, based in Sunderland, has been acquired by Nation Broadcasting.

UKRD FB

Digital Pop-Up Radio Stations for Christmas

Commercial radio operator, UKRD Group, has today announced that it will be launching ten digital pop-up Christmas radio stations this year.

Newer article

UKRD Acquires Preston Licence and becomes fourth largest operator of commercial radio licences in UK

UKRD News: Private radio operator, UKRD Group, has this week confirmed that it has acquired the local commercial radio licence for Preston in Lancashire, making it the fourth largest operator of commercial radio licences, by number, in the United Kingdom.

Older article

UKRD Tops 2011 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies List

UKRD News: Private radio operator, UKRD Group, has topped the “Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For” list following publication of the 2011 results on Sunday.