RadioTime, Inc., developer of the
technology for finding and listening to more than 50,000
AM/FM radio stations online, today announced Cox Radio, Inc. (NYSE:
CXR) has licensed program information for distribution over computers and other devices that connect to the RadioTime guide. The
RadioTime-Cox Radio partnership enables listeners using their computers
or New Radio devices to find real-time information about what's airing
on all Cox Radio stations nationwide.
RadioTime's unique online
RadioGuide provides listeners with a quick and easy way to find radio
content from 50,000 stations and 100,000 local and syndicated shows
airing around the world. Listeners can search for a specific station or
program or browse by genre or location and no longer need to browse
through dozens of Web sites to find their favorite local shows online
or download multiple media players.
Partnering with Cox Radio
will enable RadioTime to display more accurate information about
programs airing on all Cox Radio stations including show names, hosts,
and songs on New Radio devices such as the Logitech Squeezebox.
"Cox Radio recognizes the strategic importance of ease of discovery of
content and the value of working with open standard directory services
like RadioTime," said Gregg Lindahl, V.P. Interactive & New Technologies,
Cox Radio, Inc. "We also hope that relief from the onerous music
royalties will be forthcoming so we can continue to stream our music
stations," Lindahl added.
Until now, using a New Radio device required listeners to manually find and maintain technical streaming information for their favorite stations and programs. This is difficult because streaming
may be restricted to particular programs and listener locations, and
not all devices can play all streams. The problem never ends because
the radio information is always changing. Information from Cox Radio
stations will be displayed automatically via Cox Radio's digital
"This translates to a much more reliable
and enjoyable listening experience," said Bill Moore, founder and CEO,
RadioTime, Inc. "Cox Radio is the first major radio broadcaster to
integrate its content systems with an aggregated directory to deliver
these benefits to the listener using connected devices, and represents
a significant step in the radio industry's evolution of the traditional
RadioTime is the
leading radio tuner that powers Internet services and devices by
connecting them to broadcast DJs, talk personalities, and sports radio
programming. Listeners can easily access
free, live, local, and global radio programming through RadioTime
service. Its service enhances other products and services by powering
them with thousands of radio channels and programming. RadioTime was
founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas. More information is
available at www.radiotime.com.
About Cox Radio, Inc.
Cox Radio is one of the largest radio companies in the United States
based on revenues. Upon the completion of all announced transactions,
Cox Radio will own, operate or provide sales or marketing services for
86 stations (71 FM and 15 AM) clustered in 19 markets, including major
markets such as Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Orlando, San Antonio and
Tampa. Cox Radio shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under
the symbol: CXR.