We’re seeing a tighter and more intimate relationship between radio and social media developing as time goes by. Social media vs radio is a hot topic! You can’t help but see the top tracks your Facebook friends are listening to when you browse the social network. Twitter is full of the #nowplaying hashtag and there are many other social media hubs out there with the aim to make radio more social.
Social Media vs Radio
This week I had a catch up with Marie Basson, Head of Community Managment, at French radio tech company Radioline to find out more about an exciting new radio tuning app. It finds radio stations for you based on what you’ve already shared about your music tastes to networks like Facebook, last.fm, Spotify, Deezer or iTunes.
What is the Radioline app?
Radioline is a simple and elegant radio app that enables you to extend your 2.0 radio experience. Check out RadioLine application’s assets:
- Simple: An intuitive search engine to find or discover new radio stations according to their names, genres or areas.
- Clever: Radioline also displays stations broadcasting your favorite artists in real time
- Elegant: Radioline displays logos and covers of tunes broadcasted by radio stations
- Tailored: A selection of premium radio stations that you already know, immediately available
- Favorites: Gather the stations you like in a dedicated section and always keep them at your fingertips.
What makes it different to other radio tuning apps?
It provides users with the best digital radio experience by linking thousands of radio stations worldwide to web 2.0 features and social networks.
How did the Radioline app start?
Radioline App was launched on April 2012, at first on Mac and then on iPhone.
Can any radio station (online or traditional) get listed in your app?
Yes, of course, discovery is an essential part of our app! With Radioline you can listen to over 25,000 radio stations worldwide.If you can’t find your radio station you can fill out the form on our website and we add it for you.
How does the social aspect of Radioline work?
With Radioline you can share a part of your favorite radio show to your Facebook timeline and tweet it on Twitter. This feature is only available for a few new/talk radio stations for the moment.
How do you see the future of radio listening?
Radio is one of the oldest media in the world and has succeeded to maintain a great presence in the whole world to this day. Today, broadcasters should remain focused on new ways to promote their content especially on social media. The radio revolution just begins!
Any other exciting projects or interesting news you’d like to share?
Yes, you can now connect your Radioline account to your iTunes, Deezer or Spotify accounts. You can get a list of recommended radio stations that perfectly meets your musical tastes or favorite artists.
Watch the video below and see the Radioline app in action!