Radio Express, the world’s leading supplier of entertainment programming to radio outside the U.S., announces that it has entered into an agreement with Jacobs Media to exclusively market and sell Jacobs’ radio apps in Latin America and Africa through their app company, jacapps. Radio Express will take jacapps’ all new V4 platform for radio internationally for the first time since its introduction in the U.S. earlier this year, providing stations with their own branded app on smartphones and other mobiles devices at an affordable price. The apps give stations more than a stream, with integrated social media that allows listeners to see the station’s social stream and interact without ever leaving the app. and on-demand content, and deliver a cost effective solution for stations to get their brands and products onto the mobile devices of millions of consumers and engage their audiences wherever they are. Through the station’s fully customized app, stations can present their best content front and center and also enable their listeners to send audio, video and photos upstream, bringing station events to life on mobile devices. Stations can customize the look and features of their dedicated app with jacapps’ new user-friendly content management system.
Barbara Rounds, President and Chief Executive Officer for Radio Express said: “Radio Express’ longstanding network of relationships with radio stations throughout Latin America and Africa, paired with jacapps’ customizable apps developed especially for radio stations, make an unbeatable combination. Now stations in Latin America and Africa can affordably have their own branded station apps to engage their listeners and differentiate themselves with audiences—and they don’t have to be tied to aggregated apps. jacapps’ new V4 platform puts stations in control of their app, their brand, and their content. Listeners can read and post directly from the app to stations’ Facebook, twitter and Instagram feeds, and all of the content in their app is quickly shareable by their listeners to help drive the kind of viral behavior that engages audiences and builds station brands. We think stations in these international markets will be thrilled with the results.”
Paul Jacobs, President of jacapps said: “jacapps has had extraordinary success in the United States and Canada, and we’ve been looking for a partner to help us expand into other international markets. Radio Express is the perfect partner for us. They know the radio business, and they value content, which is in our company DNA. Our combined approach brings an outstanding app package to broadcasters around the world.”
For more information about jacapps radio apps, visit: http://wwwjacapps.com or contact Bob Kernen at (248) 353-9030 or at Bob@jacapps.com.
For more information about Radio Express, visit www.radioexpress.com or contact Jessica D’Agostin at (818) 295-5800, ext. 238 or at Jessica@radioexpress.com.
About Radio Express
Radio Express, Inc. is the world's leading supplier of entertainment programming to radio outside the U.S. Since its founding in 1985, it has established relationships with thousands of radio stations in 130+ countries. Radio Express specializes in distribution of radio programming to stations around the world and in developing branded entertainment programming for major brands like Coca-Cola, Fanta, Heineken, Sprite and Cadbury. For more information, visit www.radioexpress.com.
With 950 mobile applications that have been downloaded over 23 million times, jacapps is the largest developer of mobile apps for radio in the United States. Jacapps has developed award-winning applications for Entercom, Greater Media, Lincoln-Financial, Bonneville, leading public radio stations including WBUR, WGBH, KQED, and Michigan Radio, and numerous applications for Christian broadcasters.