Hurricane Harvey – Waze wants to help

Our friends at Waze want to help in areas effected by Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey has devastated areas across Texas, Louisiana, and much of the American south. Together, we’re working to get the people of Texas and Louisiana back to their routines, one free #HarveyCarpool at a time.

The Waze and Waze Carpool apps work in tandem to help riders and drivers on similar routes find each other, ride together, and navigate around road closures and hazards with real-time updates from the Waze Community.

Waze Carpool Harvey Help

What can you do? – Make announcements on-air and through your station’s social media to notify your listeners about Waze Carpool.

Please visit the Waze Blog to learn more

 

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Hurricane Harvey – Waze wants to help

The Sound Podcast launches with Nobex Partners

Santa Cruz, August 28, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nobex Partners is proud to announce our partnership with The Sound Podcast. They launched their custom app with Nobex Partners earlier this week.

The new podcast-focussed apps from Nobex Partners offer podcasters a chance to create custom mobile apps that are packed with all the great features that radio stations love about Nobex Partners, including integrated social feeds, custom requests forms, and push messages. Push Messages are really powerful for podcasters; being able to send a push that is in realtime, or scheduled, or episode specific draws listeners back into the app.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Nobex to bring our podcast, and all of our content to a mobile audience with our new The Sound Podcast App.”

— Ira Haberman | Host/Executive Producer, The Sound Podcast

“The Sound Podcast is a great example of what you can do with our podcast-focussed custom apps. It’s been great working with Ira to get this launched and ready for him to grow his listenership even more.”

— Cait Watson | VP Marketing, Nobex Technologies

ABOUT THE SOUND PODCAST

The Sound Podcast is a music discovery podcast rooted in music and musicians inspired by the Grateful Dead and the larger “Jam Band” community. We provide a forum for artists, writers and others involved in the scene to tell their story. Just like you, we’re always listening for the secret, and searching for the sound. http://www.thesoundpodcast.com/

The apps: https://www.thesoundpodcast.com/the-sound-podcast-app

 

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About Nobex Partners:

Nobex Partners powers a complete digital solution and custom apps for thousands of broadcasters and podcasters across the globe. It’s not just mobile – it’s a complete digital solution.www.NobexPartners.com

The Sound Podcast launches with Nobex Partners

New Partner Offer with Spacial Audio

Check out our latest Partner Offer – Meet the good folks at Spacial Audio!

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Spacial Audio has been the leader in Internet Radio Software since 1999, offering award-winning solutions, used by more than 250,000 radio stations in over 160 countries. Spacial Audio’s products include SAM Broadcaster Cloud, SAM Broadcaster Pro, SAM DJ and SAM Cast.
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We’re teaming up with Spacial to offer a free, 7-day trial so that you can discover the benefits of using their radio automation software.

Sign up for a 7 Day FREE trial for SAM Broadcaster Cloud today! Learn more on the Partner Offers tab.

Best Alternative to Your Internet Radio Automation Software
Are you looking for a powerful yet simple-to-use, Cloud-based Internet radio solution? Whether you are a seasoned veteran or just starting out, SAM Broadcaster Cloud from Spacial Audio includes all of the features you might need to automate and manage your Internet radio station.
Being Cloud-based removes the headache of having to stay connected to broadcast your station, with SAM Broadcaster Cloud’s flexible scheduling managing your station’s output when you cannot. If you or your DJs wish to broadcast live then the included SAM Broadcaster Live-DJ licenses allow you to switch seamlessly from the Cloud to live streaming. With a number of Cloud options available, Spacial Audio has a solution for most scenarios.

Here are some of the great features which make SAM Broadcaster Cloud stand out from the crowd:

  • Live Streaming with seamless switching between live shows and Cloud streaming
  • Cloud solutions – broadcast anywhere from any computer with an Internet connection
  • Powerful but flexible scheduling features
  • Multi-DJ management with each service including at least 5 SAM Broadcaster Live-DJ licenses for your DJs
  • Advanced audio processing, including cross and fading features
  • Easily manage up to 50 stations all sharing the same Cloud-based music library
  • Ability to stream to your existing ShoutCast/IceCast servers
  • Ability to stream in multiple formats
  • Detailed listener and history reporting

GET STARTED HERE!

  

New Partner Offer with Spacial Audio

New Forms Feature

FormsDriven by input from our top stations, we have revamped the Forms tool to make it more flexible and customizable. Not only can you use (and customize) our existing templates, you can also create your own form from scratch!
We have seen 1,400 different forms created and over 20,000 user interactions with them since we introduced Forms. It is an excellent tool to engage your listeners and create a sense of inclusion and accessibility. Listeners love to share their input, comments, ideas, and it helps you to develop and tailor your programming to suit your audience.
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Come up with your own forms – customize completely!
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Tutorial: Automatically Promoting Your App on your Social Feeds

A guest posting credit to: Ngonidzashe Kaseke, Joyful FM Radio, South Africa

Most radio admins and producers are well versed with the automatic tweets by their broadcasting tools. Its really easy. I will explain according to Radionomy but steps are the same.
STEP 1. Connect your radio to your social accounts Twitter or Facebook.
STEP 2. Upload jingles or promos for your station to your broadcasting tool. They can be audio ads about the app, how people can download free and listen via your new app. Even instrumental fillers of say 2 minutes can do.
STEP 3. After filling the metadata – track title and artist info e.g App promo – Joyful FM, and cover art; make sure you add automatic tweet info that will be tweeted automatically to your Twitter account or posted to your Facebook radio page. Same as how you add your #NowPLAYING info. Use the social share buttons of your broadcasting tools to do this . Here are examples of the text you can use for automatic tweets every time the promo or jingle plays on your radio : “Download our free app from Appstore /iTunes, GooglePLAY and Blackberry World. Search for Joyful FM” “Listen from your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch! Download free app here > http://goo.gl/nwYHFA or http://bit.do/joyfulfmApp “Listen from your Android device. Download now our free Joyful FM app here > http://goo.gl/DekyLa “This is what your twitter followers or fb fans will see every time your promo/ jingle or instrumental plays. Just like your #NowPLAYING tags.
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Tweet your plugs for your app automatically
Saves you time and your followers will see lots of them a day and will end up clicking!
Tutorial: Automatically Promoting Your App on your Social Feeds

Announcing Partnership with iPluggers

iPluggers and Nobex Partners Announce a New Partnership

Santa Cruz, July 17, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Finding the right music for your station can be difficult and keeping it fresh can be even harder, so finding a service that keeps your Music Director updated with the latest releases would be amazing! Nobex Partners is teaming up with iPluggers – a digital promoter of new music – to make it easy for stations to keep their playlist fresh and packed with great new music from quality artists and labels. Stations with Nobex Partners apps will be able to take advantage of the huge iPluggers database of new high-quality releases available for airplay all from within their Partner Dashboard.

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Radio stations can sign up for an account with iPluggers free of charge and get tailored iPlugging updates featuring the station’s selected genres to get music with just the right feel for their programming. Not only do stations stay updated on the latest releases, they can also browse and download music from the extensive iPluggers database, which offers a wealth of music in over 200 sub genres. They have access to digital press kits for artists and labels, including artist information, videos, biography, and discography. Radio show makers who do interviews with artists can even request interviews through the platform.

“For Nobex, having stations get the most out of the platform is key. Being able to offer iPluggers’ service to our stations means making their experience even better. We’re thrilled to see this launch!” – Cait Watson, VP Marketing, Nobex Partners

“Here at iPluggers, we’re working on a daily basis to provide our worldwide network of stations with the best music from artists and labels around the globe. We are very excited about our collaboration with Nobex: their app is truly amazing and takes listening to the radio to the next level, and we’re looking forward to service their radio makers with great music for their playlist! ” – Marvin Kuijs, Founder & Head of A&R, iPluggers

ABOUT iPLUGGERS:

iPluggers is a worldwide digital radio promotion service. iPluggers promotes new high-quality releases to more than 30.000 radio stations worldwide (FM, AM, internet, digital, satellite, local and regional radio stations). Access to their large database is free for radio stations www.ipluggers.com

ABOUT NOBEX PARTNERS:

Nobex Partners powers a complete digital solution and custom apps for thousands of broadcasters and podcasters across the globe. It’s not just mobile – it’s a complete digital solution.www.NobexPartners.com

Announcing Partnership with iPluggers

How Push Notifications Boost Re-Engagement

I wanted to share a quick note with you about how effective Push Notifications are to re-engage listeners. For those of you wondering what push notifications are, it is a message that pops up on the home or lock screen of a mobile device. It doesn’t require the user to be in the app or using their device at the time it arrives. A push message looks much like an SMS text message and reach users who have installed your app on their device and granted permission to send push notifications.

​In a typical broadcast you can only reach listeners who are currently tuned in and listening to you. The power of push notifications is being able to connect with listeners who are not tuned in and encouraging them to launch the app and rejoin your broadcast.

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Station introduced push in late March saw a dramatic increase in streaming minutes
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Each point represents a push message and the spike of usage after it is sent.

 

Schedule push messages to keep you listeners engaged, have your DJs and hosts send them in realtime, keep listeners coming back all the time.

There are some best practices to consider when sending push notifications

  1. Push Messages are Not Email:
    Messages should be brief and concise. Keep in mind most users will see them flick across the top of their screen and may or may not read past the first line
  2. Timing:
    Since push messages are delivered instantly (or immediately as scheduled) be aware of your timing. A few minutes before the start of a new show, or before a hot new track comes up in your program.
  3. Language:
    Encourage an action, create a sense of immediacy to get the best reactions.

The Push Notification feature is available to all stations on the Plus and Pro level plans. Visit the Account tab in the Partner Dashboard to subscribe.

How Push Notifications Boost Re-Engagement