Entercom Launches RADIO.COM REWIND, First On-Demand Audio Technology for Broadcast Radio
PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 15, 2019 – Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content, today announced the launch of RADIO.COM REWIND, enabling the ability to pause and rewind live radio and allow listeners to consume their favorite shows and stations when most convenient to them. The feature automatically records the last 24 hours of broadcast content on enabled stations, and makes it easy for the user to navigate to their favorite show and begin listening from any point in the broadcast. RADIO.COM REWIND will launch on Entercom’s most popular sports, news and talk stations with more shows added over time. This new functionality marks the first-ever, all-in-one, on-demand audio experience for broadcast radio content.
“As a leader in audio, we are thrilled to introduce innovative technology that will transform the way audiences consume and engage with broadcast radio by reimaging it for a digital environment,” said J.D. Crowley, Chief Digital Officer, Entercom. “RADIO.COM REWIND provides a best-in-class listening experience by delivering the premier news, talk and sports audio content our audience wants, whenever and however they want it.”
RADIO.COM REWIND unlocks the flexibility to consume broadcast radio content within 24 hours of airing. The feature allows audiences to start their listening experience from any point in any show and select a playback speed up to two times the original speed. Listeners can also quickly and easily return to the live broadcast at any time. In the coming months, audiences will also be able to share moments of live broadcast radio content for distribution on social media and via email.
RADIO.COM REWIND is accessible via the online player or in the RADIO.COM app, the fastest-growing digital audio app in the U.S. This function will also soon be integrated with voice-enabled devices allowing users to instruct the digital assistant to “rewind,” “pause” and “go back” or “start from” a certain time.
RADIO.COM is an integrated digital platform where consumers discover and connect live with the Entercom portfolio of premium, curated content powered by over 235 highly rated, locally programmed radio stations and their websites. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the U.S., currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM offers anytime, anywhere access through the RADIO.COM mobile app and website, and home and auto-connected devices. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.audacyinc.wpengine.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).