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AccuRadio (“Better radio for your workday”) offers over 975 expertly-curated channels of rock, pop, R&B, jazz, country, classical, pop standards, Broadway, Christmas music, world music, and more, targeting an upscale, educated, at-work P35-64 demographic.  AccuRadio is America’s fastest-growing music-based webcaster according to the past six months (January-June 2015) of Triton ...

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  • 05/04/201605/04/2016

AccuRadio Tackles the Tyranny of Choice, Offers Easy Interface and Unexpected Pleasures

“It’s always been a challenge to make it simple to access 975 channels across 60 genres,” admitted AccuRadio Chief Technology Officer Michael Schmitt. His team designed the platform for what has now become over 3.2 million listeners from all demographics—listeners with varying amounts of time and attention to invest in choosing music. AccuRadio standing as today’s fastest-growing webcaster* is driven by its easy and intuitive user interface.

To achieve this,...

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  • Billboard, Highlight, 10/04/2019, Executive Turntable: Moves at Q&A, RCA Inspiration, The Valory Music Co. & More Text
  • Inside Radio, Article, 10/02/2019, Ben Husmann Text
  • Celebrity Access, Feature story, 09/27/2019, AccuRadio Names Ben Husmann As COO Text
  • One EDM, 09/24/2019, The former Head of Product of NextRadio Ben Husmann Joins AccuRadio as COO Text
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05/18/2016, Feasts for the Ears: AccuRadio’s Sunny Sounds Pair Well with Summer Party Menus
05/18/201605/18/2016, Feasts for the Ears: AccuRadio’s Sunny Sounds Pair Well with Summer Party Menus
Announcement
05/18/2016
Announcement
05/18/2016
A clever theme can make for an exceptional adult summer party, and the right music is an essential element. For those who don’t want to build a playlist from scratch or stress about what’s playing during the gathering, AccuRadio can keep tunes flowing to match any menu note-for-note. MORE» More»

A clever theme can make for an exceptional adult summer party, and the right music is an essential element. For those who don’t want to build a playlist from scratch or stress about what’s playing during the gathering, AccuRadio can keep tunes flowing to match any menu note-for-note.

AccuRadio is a free, online radio station that delivers 975 channels of expertly-curated music. Songs are organized in genres and subgenres, so a host can easily score a party to complement an imaginative menu.

Beach Blast

For example, AccuRadio channels ideal for an adult beach party include the Magic Sunny Summer channel, with adult pop hits like “Daylight” by Maroon 5, “That Summer” by Garth Brooks, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” by Bruno Mars, and “Sister Golden Hair” by America. Another option is West Coast Oldies, featuring beloved songs by Steppenwolf, Santana, and Sly and the Family Stone; plus favorites like “California Girls” by The Beach Boys, “Walk Don’t Run” by the Ventures, and “Wipe Out” by the Safaris. For rock, pop, and soul songs that appeal to a wide range of guests, Hot Fun in the Summertime puts tracks by Chicago and Foreigner next to songs by with Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, and Tony Bennett.

These genres go well with Ahi tuna, scalloped oysters, grilled shrimp, hummus-veggie sandwiches, and brie cheese (meant to ooze in the heat, unlike cheddar, which goes oily). Sand dollar cinnamon sugar cookies and white chocolate key lime pie make great seaside desserts. Hosts can pair these with umbrella-worthy cocktails like Sex on the Beach and Beach Breeze, as well as Tropical Daiquiris.

Cowboy Cookout

Putting on a cowboy cookout lets the chef get creative and teaches everybody fun lingo: Cowboys call bacon “overland trout” and biscuits “sinkers.” “Cackleberries” are eggs, and “skunk eggs” are onions. Corned beef is called “salt horse,” and tomatoes are “love apples.” As the campfire burns low, the posse can enjoy Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies—she uses chocolate chips, pecans, oatmeal, and coconut. For cocktails, Pecos Punch uses agave nectar, cantaloupe, lemon juice, and tequila. And Cowboy Coffee adds lemon, champagne, and bitters to coffee beans and whisky.

Cowboy Singers & Poets is a must-hear AccuRadio channel that plays “Call of the Wild” by Prairie Rose Wranglers; “Wildfire” by Michael Murphey; “Trail Drive” by Sons of San Joaquin; and “Hoppy, Gene and Me” by Roy Rogers. For more, AccuRadio’s programmers have put together over 40 channels of country music. For instance, Blonde Country—The Blonde Ladies of Country Music is a favorite.

Family Reunion

Memorial Day and Labor Day are big for family reunions, and when all ages attend, choosing music can be tricky. One suggestion: play a succession of generational favorites arranged by decade. AccuRadio’s Summer Hits: ’58 – ’63 features Paul Anka, Ben E. King, the Crystals, and others. For Elvis Presley and Frankie Valli mixed in with the Guess Who and The Troggs, there’s Summer Hits: ’64 – ’69. Summer Hits: the 80’s serves up The Rolling Stones, Prince, Peter Gabriel, and Whitney Houston. Fans of Madonna, Los Rios, Janet Jackson, and Boys II Men can find them on Summer Hits: the 90s. And Summer Hits: 2010 to 2day brings the party up-to-date with the Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Jay Z, and Justin Timberlake.

A reunion is a good time for fried chicken, deviled eggs, apple broccoli salad, taco dip, stuffed tomatoes, and zucchini boats—along with passed-down family recipes. Super-clever cooks might make fried-egg-with-fried-chicken sandwiches—known as “Mother and Child Reunion” sandwiches—and play the Folk-Rockers channel, where Paul Simon’s “Mother and Child Reunion” can be heard. If kids are present, it’s best to forego the liquor and add to the party AccuRadio’s Kids’ Broadway channel, with tunes from Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Wicked, Mary Poppins, and more.

Independence Day Barbecue

A fitting AccuRadio channel for the Fourth of July is Red, White, and Blue Country, which plays Charlie Daniels Band, Merle Haggard, Toby Keith, and others. Alternatively, We’re an American Band mixes ZZ Top, Van Halen, and Billy Joel with REM, Nirvana, and Stone Temple Pilots. Summer #1s delivers every song that was a US #1 hit in June, July, and August since 1959. It’s got 1963’s “My Boyfriend’s Back” by the Angels, 1988’s “The Flame” by Cheap Trick, 2014’s “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea, and more. Or Hot Fun in the Summertime could be a fun fireworks prelude, with rock, pop, and soul, including 1964’s “California Sun” by The Riviera’s, 1984’s “The Boys of Summer” by Don Henley, and 2010’s “California Gurls” by Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg.

For a grilled meal, an easy way to please everyone—and exalt independence—is to let folks assemble their own kabobs on skewers from a buffet of marinated, cubed meats and veggies. And the US has more barbecue recipes than states in the union: carmelized onion and garlic, brown sugar bourbon, Applewood smoked, beer can chicken, slow and low Memphis pit…and the list goes on. Frozen key lime pie, ice cream sandwiches, and strawberry shortcake make cooling desserts. Adding blueberries and raspberries turns cheesecake into a red, white, and blue confection. And there’s no better time to sip fresh fruits in Strawberry Basil Margaritas (with frozen limeade), Blackberry Cocktails (with cucumbers and mint sprigs), and Blood Orange Old-Fashioneds.

Hawaiian Luau

AccuRadio’s Hawaiian channel is the perfect soundtrack for a luau. It features music by Keali’I Reichel, Ka’ala Boys, Don Ho, and ‘Ale’a. For a more contemporary crowd, the Future Perfect Radio channel plays the bands Blue Hawaii and Z-Rock Hawaii, among other pure indie rock groups.

The feast can consist of Kalua pork, Lomilomi salmon, Hawaiian sweet potatoes (they’re bright purple!), potstickers, chicken long rice, and sweet poi. Authentic Hawaiian desserts include Chantilly Haupia Puffs (made with coconut milk), Lilikoi Chiffon pie (lilikoi is like passion fruit), and Pineapple Carrot Cake (takes a cup of chopped macadamia nuts). Finally, Mai Tais, Lava Lavas, and Kona Coffee-Tinis are proper drinks for sipping as the tiki torches burn.

About AccuRadio:

AccuRadio (“Better radio for your workday”) offers over 975 expertly-curated channels of rock, pop, R&B, jazz, country, classical, pop standards, Broadway, Christmas music, world music, and more; targeting an upscale, educated, 35- to 64-year-old demographic. AccuRadio was America’s fastest-growing music-based webcaster in 2015, according to Triton Digital’s “Webcast Metrics Top 20” monthly rankers in terms of year-over-year growth rate. AccuRadio also consistently has the highest Average Time Spent Listening (ATSL) of all personalizable radio brands. Each month, over a million unique listeners tune into AccuRadio via its website and its top-rated mobile apps.

Announcement
05/18/2016

05/04/2016, AccuRadio Tackles the Tyranny of Choice, Offers Easy Interface and Unexpected Pleasures
05/04/201605/04/2016, AccuRadio Tackles the Tyranny of Choice, Offers Easy Interface and Unexpected Pleasures
Announcement
05/04/2016
Announcement
05/04/2016
“It’s always been a challenge to make it simple to access 975 channels across 60 genres,”admitted AccuRadio Chief Technology Officer Michael Schmitt.His team designed the platform for what has become over 3.2 million listeners from all demographics—listeners with varying amounts of time and attention to invest in choosing music. MORE» More»

“It’s always been a challenge to make it simple to access 975 channels across 60 genres,” admitted AccuRadio Chief Technology Officer Michael Schmitt. His team designed the platform for what has now become over 3.2 million listeners from all demographics—listeners with varying amounts of time and attention to invest in choosing music. AccuRadio standing as today’s fastest-growing webcaster* is driven by its easy and intuitive user interface.

To achieve this, AccuRadio tackles the tyranny of choice. You’d think people would want unlimited options to cherry-pick precise preferences, but that can be daunting and time-consuming. Schmitt’s mission is to make it effortless to access the music that satisfies listeners most—not necessarily what they think they want.

Employers, take note: AccuRadio’s core audience is educated professionals 35 to 64. The right music can boost worker productivity, providing an atmospheric shot in the arm. The powerful person selecting an office’s soundtrack wants to uncap the music and let it flow, not fiddle with it. Typing in artists’ names or experimenting with customizable playlists seems like a lot of work—the last thing people want when they’re doing their actual work. AccuRadio takes off the pressure. One idea:  Magic Sunny After Lunch Energy—Adult pop hits to help you power through your afternoon, which plays songs by Adele, Matchbox 20, Natalie Imbruglia, and others.

Selecting pre-built channels spotlights what’s requested yet also invites listeners to browse and parse and discover. AccuRadio’s curators decide which songs are similar enough to bundle together and which ones are lovable enough to broadcast at all. AccuRadio’s homepage first shows about 12 channels to choose from, with 80 or so more when the user scrolls down.  Even if it looks like a long list, compared to a single search box, tests have shown it’s the right number of options for people to see breadth but also hone in on what a group would most likely prefer. Colorful photos denoting channels on a distinctive plum-colored background are explanatory, inviting, and just plain pretty. And AccuRadio delivers with the fewest possible clicks.

Schmitt, who is 27, said that while a lot of music services look super-clean with ample white space, “it turns out aping what they’re doing is not the way to go. If we expect users to start with only a search box, they’ll freeze up or type in only one band name. The result isn’t likely to keep them listening for hours. When we suggest categories, they find channels that make them happier—that please more of the people more of the time.” One result of this “let it ride” model: AccuRadio users’ average time listening in a session is about three times longer than Pandora’s or Spotify’s.  

Schmitt described how subscription or pay-on-demand listening services “have historically attracted mainly hard-core fans seeking tracks by performers they already know,” he said. “People who can rattle off their top 10 favorite albums. But AccuRadio is a free product that appeals to people who just want to appropriate background music that makes them smile.” Over five years of user testing have shown that when asked what they like to hear, the majority say they like something they can work to, or dance to, or jog to—not specific artists.

When a user searches by an artist’s name, AccuRadio delivers a cohesive mix beginning with a track by that artist. For example, entering Elton John yields dozens of applicable channels, including Classic Rocktopia (with “Bennie and the Jets” as the first song, followed by selections from Talking Heads and Supertramp) as well as Magic Sunny Hit Mix (with “Your Song” playing first, followed by hits from the Beatles and Whitney Houston). Searching for Green Day brings up channels including 1990s Alternative (with “Brain Stew” first, then songs by Nirvana and Limp Bizkit) and Running Music: 6-minute Mile (starting with “Brat,” then AC/DC and Los Lonely Boys selections).

If channels almost suit people’s tastes but don’t quite, they can ban artists, delete specific songs, or just use the skip button. And they can mark channels as favorites to return to them quickly.

Although AccuRadio has seen its greatest growth among desktop users, its mobile app works perfectly well. If an app user’s car has an auxiliary jack, she can connect her phone or mediaplayer to her car stereo and use the skip or volume controls on her dashboard or steering wheel. And Schmitt’s team continues to pursue the best balance between displaying simply on the smallest of screens and offering AccuRadio’s virtually bottomless well of great music. The research continues.

*https://www.tritondigital.com/press-releases/triton-digital-releases-january-2015-top-20-ranker

About AccuRadio:

AccuRadio offers over 975 expertly-curated channels of rock, pop, R&B, jazz, country, classical, pop standards, Broadway, Christmas music, world music, and more, targeting an upscale, educated, at-work P35-64 demographic.  AccuRadio is America’s fastest-growing music-based webcaster according to the past six months (January-June 2015) of Triton Digital’s “Webcast Metrics Top 20” monthly rankers in terms of year-over-year growth rate (Average Active Sessions, Mon.-Sun. 6a-12m, domestic).  AccuRadio also consistently has the highest Average Time Spent Listening (ATSL) of all personalizable radio brands. Each month, over a million unique listeners (largely in the U.S., Canada, and Japan) tune into AccuRadio via its website (www.accuradio.com) and its top-rated mobile apps.

Announcement
05/04/2016

05/04/2016, AccuRadio Tackles the Tyranny of Choice, Offers Easy Interface and Unexpected Pleasures
05/04/201605/04/2016, AccuRadio Tackles the Tyranny of Choice, Offers Easy Interface and Unexpected Pleasures
Announcement
05/04/2016
Announcement
05/04/2016
“It’s always been a challenge to make it simple to access 975 channels across 60 genres,” admitted AccuRadio Chief Technology Officer Michael Schmitt. His team designed the platform for what has become over 3.2 million listeners from all demographics—listeners with varying levels of familiarity with the ways of the Internet. MORE» More»

“It’s always been a challenge to make it simple to access 975 channels across 60 genres,” admitted AccuRadio Chief Technology Officer Michael Schmitt. His team designed the platform for what has become over 3.2 million listeners from all demographics—listeners with varying levels of familiarity with the ways of the Internet. AccuRadio standing as today’s fastest-growing webcaster* is driven by its easy and intuitive user interface.

To achieve this, AccuRadio tackles the tyranny of choice. You’d think people would want unlimited options to choose precise preferences, but that can be daunting and confusing. Schmitt’s mission is to make it effortless to access the music that satisfies listeners most—not necessarily what they think they want.

The online listening experience can be just as rich and pleasantly surprising as listening to a great DJ spinning R&B or rock or classical in the heyday of broadcast radio. AccuRadio makes it straight-forward: Selecting pre-built channels spotlights what’s requested yet also invites listeners to browse and parse and discover. AccuRadio’s many curators, passionate about all kinds of music, decide which songs are similar enough to bundle together and which ones are lovable enough to broadcast at all. Colorful photos denoting channels on a distinctive plum-colored background are explanatory, inviting, and just plain pretty. And AccuRadio delivers with the fewest possible clicks.

Schmitt said that while a lot of music services look super-clean with ample white space, “it turns out aping what they’re doing is not the way to go. If we expect users to start with only a search box, they’ll freeze up or type in only one band name. The result isn’t likely to keep them listening for hours. When we suggest categories, they find channels that make them happier, even if they didn’t realize what they wanted.” One result of this “let it ride” model: AccuRadio users’ average time listening in a session is about three times longer than Pandora’s or Spotify’s.

AccuRadio’s core audience is educated professionals over 35—people likely to entertain and travel and multi-task—people not wanting to hover over a device to keep music going. Typing in artists’ names or experimenting with customizable playlists seems like a lot of work to people on the go. Many use music to set the right atmosphere for exercising, driving, relaxing, housework, or hosting. They can shortcut to previous choices or what’s trending today. Considering new channels is easy, thanks to brief descriptions and pics of representative musicians. For example, click on Tim McGraw’s photo over the title Country Chill—a more restrained country soundtrack for productivity or relaxation, and hear McGraw, LeeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, and the like.

Similarly, the powerful person selecting an office’s daily soundtrack wants to uncap the music and let it flow, not fiddle with it. AccuRadio takes of the pressure and helps identify channels that please more coworkers more of the time. One idea: Classical Concentration—Classical compositions conducive to creative cognition.

Schmitt, who is 27, described how subscription or pay-on-demand listening services “tend to attract mainly hard-core fans seeking specific songs by artists they already know—people who can rattle off their top 10 favorite albums. But AccuRadio is a free product appealing to people who just want occasion-appropriate music.” The homepage first shows about 12 channels to choose from, with about 80 more when the user scrolls down.  Even if it looks like a long list, compared to a single search box, tests have shown it’s the right number of options for people to see breadth but also hone in on what they prefer. And they can mark channels as favorites to return to them quickly

For instance, if a free-form search box is a user’s only option, he might enter “light jazz.” But what’s light and jazzy is open to interpretation, and there’s no telling what an algorithm would produce. So, said Schmitt, “we provide enough curated options to let them connect in their minds with the way experts describe genres and present channels called Smooth Jazz Covers or Super-Mellow Instrumental Jazz or Top 50 Jazz Albums of All Time.” 67 more channels are available in the Jazz category, including Third Streamwhere classical and jazz meet and Jazz for Concentrationconducive to clear thinking. Most genres, like jazz, also sort songs by decade of release.

When a user searches by an artist’s name, AccuRadio delivers a cohesive mix beginning with a track by that artist. For example, entering Frank Sinatra in the search bar yields dozens of applicable channels—including Memories and Melodies (with “How About You” as the first song, followed by Andrews Sisters and Frankie Lane numbers) and The Johnny Mercer Songbook (starting with “Something’s Gotta Give,” then selections by Tony Bennett and Louis Prima). Searching for Elton John brings up over 40 options including Classic Rocktopia (with “Bennie and the Jets” first, followed by selections from Talking Heads and John Fogerty) as well as Magic Sunny Hit Mix (with “Your Song” playing first, followed by hits from the Beatles and Whitney Houston).

Although AccuRadio has seen its greatest growth among desktop users, its mobile app works perfectly well. If an app user’s car has an auxiliary jack, she can connect her phone or mediaplayer to her car stereo and use the skip or volume controls on her dashboard or steering wheel. And Schmitt’s team continues to pursue the best balance between displaying simply on the smallest of screens and offering AccuRadio’s virtually bottomless well of great music. The research continues.

*https://www.tritondigital.com/press-releases/triton-digital-releases-january-2015-top-20-ranker

About AccuRadio:

AccuRadio offers over 975 expertly-curated channels of rock, pop, R&B, jazz, country, classical, pop standards, Broadway, Christmas music, world music, and more, targeting an upscale, educated, at-work P35-64 demographic.  AccuRadio is America’s fastest-growing music-based webcaster according to the past six months (January-June 2015) of Triton Digital’s “Webcast Metrics Top 20” monthly rankers in terms of year-over-year growth rate (Average Active Sessions, Mon.-Sun. 6a-12m, domestic).  AccuRadio also consistently has the highest Average Time Spent Listening (ATSL) of all personalizable radio brands. Each month, over a million unique listeners (largely in the U.S., Canada, and Japan) tune into AccuRadio via its website (www.accuradio.com) and its top-rated mobile apps.

Announcement
05/04/2016

03/29/2016, Resistance is Futile: AccuRadio Beams Star Trek-Themed Channel Around the Planet on First Contact Day April 5
03/29/201603/29/2016, Resistance is Futile: AccuRadio Beams Star Trek-Themed Channel Around the Planet on First Contact Day April 5
Announcement
03/29/2016
Announcement
03/29/2016
AccuRadio has just the listening experience for boldly listening as you’ve never listened before, to music both soaring and brooding, majestic and mysterious, drawn from Star Trek’s five live-action TV series (to date) and its 12 original motion pictures. MORE» More»

If you think Vice Admiral of StarFleet Command Kathryn Janeway is sexier than Princess Leia, you’re probably gearing up for First Contact Day on April 5, the fictitious holiday meaningful to Star Trek fans. AccuRadio has just the listening experience for boldly listening as you’ve never listened before, to music both soaring and brooding, majestic and mysterious, drawn from Star Trek’s five live-action TV series (to date) and its 12 original motion pictures.

For those not familiar with AccuRadio: As Earth’s fastest-growing webcaster 1, it’s been introducing listeners to new musical frontiers for over 15 years. Its 975 channels are curated not by algorithms or androids, but by humans. Accuradio’s interface is as easy to use as the LCARS interface in the second live-action TV series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. And the site’s gold-on-plum color scheme brings to mind the uniforms worn in The Next Generation and third series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

For those not familiar with Star Trek’s holiday calendar: First Contact Day, according to an episode in the fourth series, Star Trek: Voyager, commemorates the first official contact between humans and Vulcans on April 5, 2063 in Bozeman, Montana. It marks a defining moment in human history, honoring the warp 1 flight of the Phoenix, and heralding the formation of the United Federation of Planets. (Festivities on board the Intrepid-class USS Voyager included listening to rock music; giving the open-palmed Vulcan salute; wishing one another “Live long and prosper;” and eating pierogis, the Polish dumplings also savored by present-day Chicagoans, including AccuRadio’s staff.)

The most obvious AccuRadio channel to kick off your First Contact Day expedition is Spock On: The Music of Star Trek, with gems like “Spock Walk,” “Beamed to the Farm,” “Battle for the Array.” About half of these tracks are the work of the great Jerry Goldsmith, who composed scores for five of the films, as well as themes for The Next Generation and Voyager.

Star Trek’s influence on AccuRadio runs deep. Founder and CEO Kurt Hanson probably knows more about Trek lore than that Andorian you met online playing Delta Rising. Hanson still remembers the first episode broadcast in 1966: “I was 11 years old, watching on a black and white Magnavox console TV. Then I started persuading my parents to take us to visit my aunt and uncle when Star Trek was on, because they had a color TV, and after the first two pilots the sets and costumes were designed to show off RCA color TVs.”

Just before launching AccuRadio, Hanson fulfilled a lifelong dream by getting a job as a graphic artist on Star Trek: Insurrection, the ninth film. This also gave him the opportunity to roam the sets of Deep Space Nine and Voyager, which were in production on the Paramount lot at the same time. Hanson designed the animations shown on the villainous aliens’ starships’ computer monitors. Then, once the millennium turned, Hanson was back in Chicago inventing AccuRadio.

And AccuRadio’s Chicago headquarters feature Hanson’s impressive collection of genuine memorabilia from Star Trek’s TV and film sets, which he acquired at the famous Christie’s Auction in 2006. Accuradio’s staff meets at an original-series-era conference table (rebuilt for the fifth live-action series, Star Trek: Enterprise), complete with transponder-like intercoms. Nearby are the 10-foot tall Promenade Mall directory and the Cardassian food replicator from the third series, Deep Space Nine. Of the various costumes he acquired, Hanson claims to have worn only two (in public anyway): the suede field jacket worn by Dr. McCoy in the climax of  the first film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and the Kirk-era, green, wrap-around  tunic worn by Captain Jonathan Archer on Enterprise. “It’s stressful to wear such a valuable and historic item to a Halloween party where someone could spill onion dip on it,” Hanson explains.

So on April 5, make it your mission to seek out new genres and artists. Just as there’s no better place to find pierogis than Chicago, there’s no better place to find Trekker-friendly tracks than on AccuRadio.

About AccuRadio

AccuRadio
(“Better radio for your workday”) offers over 975 expertly-curated channels of rock, pop, R&B, jazz, country, classical, pop standards, Broadway, Christmas music, world music, and more, targeting an upscale, educated, at-work P35-64 demographic.  AccuRadio is America’s fastest-growing music-based webcaster according to the past six months (January-June 2015) of Triton Digital’s “Webcast Metrics Top 20” monthly rankers in terms of year-over-year growth rate (Average Active Sessions, Mon.-Sun. 6a-12m, domestic).  AccuRadio also consistently has the highest Average Time Spent Listening (ATSL) of all personalizable radio brands. Each month, over a million unique listeners (largely in the U.S., Canada, and Japan) tune into AccuRadio via its website (www.accuradio.com) and its top-rated mobile apps.


[1] Per ratings service Triton Digital’s “Webcast Metrics Top 20”,  AccuRadio‘s AQH listener traffic grew 80% -- a rate of growth that led all webcasters, topping Pandora, iHeartRadio and others.  

 

Announcement
03/29/2016

02/24/2016, Accuradio’s St. Paddy’s Party Channel Adds Real Emerald Isle Revelry to March 17th
02/24/201602/24/2016, Accuradio’s St. Paddy’s Party Channel Adds Real Emerald Isle Revelry to March 17th
Announcement
02/24/2016
Announcement
02/24/2016
AccuRadio, the fastest-growing webcaster, knows how to channel the Irish spirit. It also knows partiers don’t want to dig for the perfect reel. That’s why the platform provides fourteen Irish- and Celtic-themed channels—and why its curators have distilled the most fun and rowdy selections into its “St. Paddy’s Party” channel. MORE» More»

Shamrocks and green beer are all well and good, but the real heart of an Irish celebration beats in the music, the way it holds us together through thick and thin.

AccuRadio, the fastest-growing webcaster, knows how to channel the Irish spirit. It also knows partiers don’t want to dig for the perfect reel or ballad. They want to find the heartwarming and authentically raucous with just a few clicks. That’s why the platform provides fourteen Irish- and Celtic-themed channels—and why its curators have distilled the most fun and rowdy selections into its “St. Paddy’s  Party” channel.

While only some of us have roots traceable to these cultures, many Americans feel a striking affinity with Celtic music. "Even people with no connection to Irish, Gaelic, or Scottish cultures are still likely to find these channels easy on the ears," explains AccuRadio Executive Vice President for Programming Paul Maloney.  "Much of American modern music has roots in Irish music,” he notes. “Since Irish people immigrated in great numbers not that long ago, the people and their music have an outsized influence on contemporary American culture.”

The webcaster’s Celtic channels were originally conceived and programmed by Emmy-nominated Irish singer-songwriter Michael Londra, currently on US tour with his wildly popular ensemble, Celtic Fire. This is no exception: AccuRadio relies on human curators, not algorithms, to craft tailor-made listening experiences. Its dozen human curators are expert radio programmers who are superfans of their genres.

Even after the official party is over and hangovers subside, St. Paddy’s Party listeners often dig deeper into the history of Celtic sounds and check out the other channels dedicated to Celtic music. They include Radio Celt, Calling All Pipers, Celtic Legends, Celtic Love Songs, Celtic Men, Celtic Women, Celtic Rock, Easy Celtic Pickin’s, First Fiddle, Progressive Celtic, Songs of the Sea, and Traditional Celtic.

This deep knowledge and broad range of curated channels explains why over a million unique listeners use AccuRadio for free via its website and top-rated mobile apps. Listeners can sample 975 channels covering a vast range of genres, eras, moods, instrumentation, themes, and more. Or they can just click a well-chosen channel, and start enjoying that rocky road to Dublin.

AccuRadio (“Better radio for your workday”) offers over 975 expertly-curated channels of rock, pop, R&B, jazz, country, classical, pop standards, Broadway, Christmas music, world music, and more, targeting an upscale, educated, at-work P35-64 demographic.  AccuRadio is America’s fastest-growing music-based webcaster according to the past six months (January-June 2015) of Triton Digital’s “Webcast Metrics Top 20” monthly rankers in terms of year-over-year growth rate (Average Active Sessions, Mon.-Sun. 6a-12m, domestic).  AccuRadio also consistently has the highest Average Time Spent Listening (ATSL) of all personalizable radio brands. Each month, over a million unique listeners (largely in the U.S., Canada, and Japan) tune into AccuRadio via its website (www.accuradio.com) and its top-rated mobile apps.

Announcement
02/24/2016