Jacobs Media Honors Dr. Andy Economos As 'Most Innovative'
October 10, 2014 at 4:07 AM (PT)
Each week, JACOBS MEDIA honors an "innovative" member of our business. This week, they've chosen RCS' Dr. ANDY ECONOMOS.
JACOBS writes, "certainly one of the most recognizable images in the history of radio is the ubiquitous RCS Rainbow Screen -- the gateway into SELECTOR. And while Program Directors today enjoy the stability of version 12.53j, which includes a bevy of options they can customize to their station’s needs, we rarely stop to consider what the world was like before computerized music scheduling.
"The man who may be most responsible for the way that music stations have evolved over the past 3+ decades is Dr. ANDY ECONOMOS who launched his company, RADIO COMPUTING SERVICES, in 1979. Long before there was a PC (let alone two) on every desk in radio, SELECTOR became ubiquitous in radio. The service took root quickly, rewarding stations that invested in the new technology with higher ratings and a distinct advantage over their competitors."
Read the full post here.