ZenoRadio

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ZenoRadio
Private
IndustryTelecommunications
FoundedNew York City, 2012
HeadquartersMidtown, Manhattan, New York City
Area served
Global
Key people
Baruch Herzfeld
Websitezenoradio.com

ZenoRadio is a B2B and B2C radio service that distributes live, cloud-based, interactive broadcast content primarily through mobile devices. Founded in January 2012, ZenoRadio’s first iteration was as a radio dial-up service that allowed users to call-in-to-listen to radio broadcasts around the world.[1] ZenoRadio is widely used by NYC taxi cabs drivers and by similar service industry professionals.[2] The Manhattan-based private company provides a tool that functions regardless of Internet accessibility, via both "dumb" and Smartphone devices, (as well as directly online).[3] ZenoRadio services more than 5,000 radio stations.[4]

Background[edit]

ZenoRadio is a free service that uses online streaming content connected through a U.S. phone number. Reportedly, it is the largest radio broadcast distributor for Diaspora communities, or “homesick immigrants.”[1][5] Broadcasters and listeners by and large hail from West Africa, Central Asia, and the Caribbean, and are now settled in the greater New York area. Ghana, Nigeria, Haiti and the Dominican Republic rank as ZenoRadio's largest ethnic media listener and broadcaster groups.[6][7]

In 2013, ZenoRadio was a semi-finalist for a RAIN Internet Radio award for “Best Overall Digital Strategy.” RAIN recognized ZenoRadio for its free services accessible without Smartphone or a data plan.[8]

The company beta-launched its newest product, ZenoLive, in the summer of 2015.[2] ZenoLive is an interactive all-in-one, customizable interactive platform for broadcasters and hobbyists to produce and manage their radio content. ZenoLive is designed to allow broadcasters the ability to instantly engage with listeners and analyze their growth to better understand and directly connect with their audience, both individually and collectively. ZenoLive enables such features as broadcaster statistics, data, and trends.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zeno Radio offers immigrants a connection to home". Metro New York. 2013-07-22. Retrieved 2015-12-30.
  2. ^ a b "Will Listener Interaction Make the Difference for Internet Radio?". New York Observer. 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2015-12-30.
  3. ^ Gusovsky, Dina (19 May 2013). "Why ZenoRadio, a Poor Man's Pandora, Is Booming". CNBC. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  4. ^ "ZenoRadio: AudioNow competition in Port-au-Prince". Le Nouvelliste. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Africa: U.S. Legal Loop-Hole Creates a Business Model for Zenoradio's Phone-Up Radio Service". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  6. ^ "ZenoRadio concurrence AudioNow à Port-au-Prince". Le Nouvelliste. Retrieved 2015-12-30.
  7. ^ "Cellphones As Radios: Immigrants Dial In To Native Stations". NPR. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  8. ^ "One of these four services will win the RAIN Award for "Best Overall Digital Strategy"". RAIN News. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2015-12-31.
  9. ^ Setaro, Shawn. "Akon Moves Into Broadcasting With ZenoLive". Forbes. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  10. ^ "ZenoLive partners Multimedia Group as exclusive streaming provider for Mobile app". Myjoyonline. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.

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