Emmis Implements TagStation
February 1, 2011 at 2:44 PM (PT)
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS has announced that all of its FM and HD music radio domestic stations, from LOS ANGELES to NEW YORK CITY, have implemented TAGSTATION, which enables listeners on APPLE devices to tag songs played over-the-air by FM and HD Radio tagging capable radio receivers.
"We’re thrilled with this product," EMMIS CTO PAUL BRENNER said. "It offers our iPOD, iTOUCH, iPHONE and automobiles with iTUNES listeners an accurate artist and title on the radio display along with the ease of iTUNES tagging with the behind-the-scenes needs of programmers handled as well. It’s affordable, easy to use, does not interfere with other RDS and HD Radio data transmissions and interfaces with any on-air playout system for source data and industry compliant RDS or HD Radio for transmission systems. We look forward to building on the TAGSTATION investment to support advanced features such as the artist experience.”
"TAGSTATION represents a significant breakthrough in the broadcast radio industry," iBIQUITY SVP/Broadcast Programs and Advanced Services JOSEPH D’ANGELO said. "The ease of implementation and the rich functionality not only enables broadcasters to deliver today’s services, such as tagging and rich meta-data, but prepares stations to deliver the next generation of multi-media services such as station logo and artist experience. Enriching the broadcast radio experience with this type of associated content and services is critical to ensure a compelling listener experience in the current digital age."