NextRadio Has the FM Chip Solution for Radio Listening During Weather Emergencies

Media Contact:
Maura Kautsky

Indianapolis, IN.September 28, 2017. NextRadio thoroughly supports Chairman Pais call for more manufacturers, including Apple, to activate the FM chip. The utility and urgency of having access to FM broadcasts has never been more apparent given recent weather emergencies. FM radio is more than entertainment, and failing to provide access to this lifeline is a grave disservice to consumers.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has long supported activating FM chips in smartphones as a matter of public safety. We at NextRadio agree with him and want this to be a reality in all phones. People need access to the life-saving information FM radio broadcasters provide during emergencies. We built the NextRadio app with this in mind, and make it available for free.

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TagStation, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation. TagStation, LLC has developed the TagStation service to provide radio stations with artist and title information and unique interactivity with listeners. With partial funding from NAB Labs, TagStation also developed the NextRadio hybrid radio smartphone app which uses TagStation cloud services to provide a rich FM radio listening experience on smartphones and tablets by combining the devices built-in FM tuner and the internet. NextRadio, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TagStation, LLC and serves as the principle distributor of the NextRadio App. Founded in 2013, TagStation, LLC and NextRadio, LLC are headquartered in Indianapolis, IN with offices in Indianapolis and Chicago, IL. For more information, about TagStation, visit For more information about NextRadio, visit