TagStationĀ® announces Schedule feature tailored for news/talk and sports broadcasts

For Immediate Release, Friday, April 5, 2013

Indianapolis – Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) has announced a new Schedule feature for TagStation, its industry-leading hybrid radio data service, which will enable non-music stations to push visual content and metadata to anticipated FM-enabled smartphones running the NextRadio™ hybrid radio app.

TagStation’s core features – serving imagery, text, and enhancements in sync with broadcast music and advertising events – have been expanded to meet the needs of news/talk and sports formats. Programmers can now create a schedule of broadcast events that parallels on-air programming so listeners can see synchronized text and images displayed in the NextRadio app. Scheduled events are shown when automation triggered events have expired or are unavailable.

The Schedule interface is designed to accommodate everything from a simple on-air program schedule to more complex non-music format programming. Serve a branding image, show title, and call-in action for a talk program. Display a DJ’s photo, name, and website link during an in-studio mix on a music station. With the new Schedule feature, TagStation provides a simple way for any format to visualize on-air programming.

2013 NAB SHOW ATTENDEES, please stop by Booth C955 for a live demo of TagStation and the NextRadio smartphone app. On-the-spot sign-up for TagStation service is available throughout the duration of the show.

Please visit www.TagStation.com for more information about this product.

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About Emmis Communications
Emmis Communications Corporation is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. Emmis operates the 9th largest publicly traded radio portfolio in the United States based on total listeners. Emmis operates 19 FM and three AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN.

 

CONTACT: Jane Madsen
jmadsen@emmis.com