Salem Uses StreamAudio
August 18, 2008 at 9:24 AM (PT)
SALEM COMMUNICATIONS has formally announced its deal to use STREAMAUDIO for streaming its 95 U.S. radio stations on the Internet. The company switched to STREAMAUDIO earlier this year.
STREAMAUDIO Pres./GM DARREN HARLE said, "We are elated to have SALEM as a new customer. SALEM was quick to recognize the value of our then relatively new feature for RIAA compliance. SALEM has also implemented many of our other Premium Software features. Along with a robust software system, SALEM demands an error-free, high-quality streaming service. With an installed base of more than 50 media companies, over 600 radio stations and commercial delivery of roughly 100,000 simultaneous streams to our customer's listeners all day, every day, STREAMAUDIO has the capacity and experience to perform well for large groups."
"We had been considering STREAMAUDIO for some time, mainly because of their feature-rich software," SALEM WEB NETWORK SVP RICK KILLINGSWORTH said. "We started the migration of our streaming activities to STREAMAUDIO in early 2008 and the transition has gone very well. At this time, we have 90 stations streaming with STREAMAUDIO. STREAMAUDIO's streaming service and customer service has been excellent. Their streaming infrastructure and software is one of the best in the industry; when we needed a feature that they did not have at the time, they were quick to develop it for us. STREAMAUDIO's compliance with the RIAA's royalty data collection requirements makes their solution very compelling."
"We are very pleased and proud to have SALEM COMMUNICATIONS as a customer," said STREAMAUDIO VP/Sales and Marketing PAUL DISTEFANO. "We started with a tall order from SALEM; basically to cut over 90 stations in a very short period of time due to new requirements by the RIAA. SALEM had a well-defined conversion plan; and their management, sales staff, and technical staff all took advantage of the training that we offer to all of our clients. Since we began, SALEM has contributed several ideas that have lead to new features in our software repertoire. We look forward to a long, healthy relationship with SALEM."