AudioNow® Named Key Mobile Tech Partner in BBG 2016 Annual Report

June 28, 2017 – Washington, D.C. AudioNow®, the world’s largest mobile distribution platform for in-language broadcasters, was cited for its technology partnership with Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) in the BBG 2016 Annual Report to the U.S. Congress.

The report noted AudioNow®’s development of two mobile apps featuring nearly 50 languages total, that allowed users across the world to access audio content through mobile data or cellular connections, saving money and bandwidth for its listeners.

The full report can be viewed here: BBG 2016 Annual Report.

“Since beginning our first service with VOA in 2010, it’s been an honor to launch several apps with BBG and access numbers in 22 countries,” said Rebecca Walker, Director of Digital Partnerships for AudioNow®. “Currently AudioNow® is building six additional single-language apps for VOA, and we are looking forward to expanding its global audience on mobile.”

PaseLaVoz® and AudioNow® Launch First Community Reporting for Broadcaster-Based Mobile Apps

A First-of-its-Kind Digital Tool Keeps Immigrant Audiences Informed

May 8, 2017 – Washington, D.C. PaseLaVoz® and AudioNow®, in partnership with Spanish-language radio stations across the United States, have launched a first-of-its-kind digital reporting tool in broadcaster mobile applications to keep immigrants better informed in their communities.

The PaseLaVoz® module, a user-generated incident reporting mechanism inside AudioNow® broadcaster apps, is designed to reduce the spread of adverse rumors in immigrant communities while providing quick, accurate and vetted reports of law enforcement activity and pressing news affecting these communities. The announced partnership expands distribution of PaseLaVoz®’s widely subscribed-to and principle SMS service on digital.

App users can track by ZIP Code verified PaseLaVoz® incident reports. Users also have the option to subscribe to PaseLaVoz® at the push of a button, and speak directly with trained professionals in-language about events occurring in their vicinity. Call-center operators are available 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM eastern time (5:00 AM to 1:00AM central time).

Access PaseLaVoz® in these participating broadcaster apps:

Sin Censura con Vicente Serrano Chicago, IL Android iOS
Radio Sagrado Corazon Queens, NY Android iOS
Radio Cadena Mi Gente Washington, DC Android iOS
Fiesta 1390 AM Silver Spring, MD Android iOS
La Autentica 1600 AM Silver Spring, MD Android iOS
Radio La Reyna Del Sur Houston, TX Android iOS
La Jefa 94.9 FM Greenville, SC Android iOS

“PaseLaVoz® is an indispensable daily tool for many living in vulnerable communities who already know about our service. But thanks to this new partnership, AudioNow® will bring awareness to others who have not yet come across our content nor had the opportunity to sign up,” said David Iberkleid, Managing Partner at PaseLaVoz®.

“AudioNow® continues its commitment to innovative mobile applications designed to increase broadcaster engagement with their in-language audiences in changing times. PaseLaVoz is a great example of that,” said Natalie White, Director of New Business Development in the Americas at AudioNow®.

If you are a radio or television broadcaster and would like to include PaseLaVoz® in your mobile app contact Natalie White at natalie.white@audionow.com, 202-621-2285.

For more information about PaseLaVoz® contact David Iberkleid at david@paselavoz.net, 1-800-551-8464 ext. 236

Persian Broadcasting Leader, Radio Hamrah, and AudioNow® Announce New Multimedia App for Persian New Year

March 20, 2017 – Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, CA – Radio Hamrah, the flagship station of the global Persian community and under the leadership of Dr. Farhang Holakouee — one of the most beloved and respected figures in the Persian community — has re-launched an expanded app with AudioNow®.

Download here on Google Play and the App Store:

With listener engagement at the forefront, Radio Hamrah worked with AudioNow®, the leading mobile developer of in-language apps for global broadcasters, to launch a new version of the app, in stores now.

The update also coincides with the Persian New Year. Included in the app are live and on-demand programs, push notifications, native integration of Radio Hamrah’s social media channels, and for the first time, the ability for listeners around the world to send news and updates directly to the station using AudioNow®’s state-of-the-art Radio Reporter feature.

The app’s modular design allows each user to quickly hone in on the content that matters most to them. Daily recorded programs feature popular shows, Razha va Niazha and Hamrah Ba Alireza Meybodi.

“We are honored to expand Radio Hamrah’s app into a multimedia platform that can serve their global audience in over 30 countries,” says Alexandra Moe, Director of Strategic Partnerships for AudioNow®.

“This app is a New Year’s gift to the global Persian community. Radio Hamrah listeners expect the highest quality programming and we believe they deserve an app of the highest caliber. Working with AudioNow®, we can now offer our listeners an optimal mobile experience, whether they’re in Los Angeles or using the app from any other part of the world,” said Dr. Parham Holakouee, Chief Strategy Officer of Radio Hamrah.

For more information, contact Rebecca Walker at: rebecca.walker@audionow.com

CGTN Expands U.S. Mobile Video App on AudioNow®

February 3, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – China Global Television Network (CGTN), formerly known as CCTV, has re-launched, with the English channel as its flagship. With their mobile-first initiatives, CGTN America worked with AudioNow®, the leading mobile developer of in-language apps for global broadcasters, to launch a new version of the app, in stores now.

The update puts engagement and accessibility at the forefront. CGTN is a multi-platform media group and the latest version of the app reflects just that. Now included in the app are both live and on-demand video content via YouTube, native integration of CGTN America’s social media channels, and the ability for users around the world to send news and updates directly to the station using the state-of-the-art Radio Reporter feature.

The app’s modular design allows each user to quickly hone in on the content that matters most to them. “It’s our pleasure to take our experience in creating apps for global broadcasters and use it to ensure CGTN’s audience still receives the top-notch content they’re accustomed to,” says Elan Blutinger, AudioNow® Chairman and CEO.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C. since 2008, AudioNow® has become the leading developer of unique innovative apps for global and local broadcasters designed around listener engagement unique to communities and broadcaster genres. In addition to CGTN America, AudioNow® app partners include WTOP, VOA, BBC, Radio America, Multimedios, Radio Television Caraibes, United Nations, and apps in over 50 languages.

For more information, contact AudioNow® Director of Digital Partnerships – Rebecca Walker at: rebecca.walker@audionow.com

AudioNow presents the opportunity to win tickets to the Latin Grammys (the “Sweepstakes”)



  1. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Open to all persons who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry, except where prohibited. Employees, contractors, directors and officers of AudioNow, AudioYa, AudioNow Digital, and AudioNow Plus, and the immediate family members of each such person (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes) are not eligible to enter or win.
  2. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on November 1, 2016 at 12:00:01 am Eastern Time and ends November 10, 2016 at 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Web Site server is the official clock for this Sweepstakes.
  3. TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, simply call any number on the AudioNow platform and you will be automatically registered.

    Limit of one (1) entry per person/phone number. Automated means of entry are prohibited and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification. Entrants may not use any other device or artifice to register multiple times or as multiple entrants. Any participant who uses any device or artifice to enter multiple times will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Proof of submission of an entry does not constitute proof of delivery or entry.

  4. SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING, ODDS, PRIZE, AND MAXIMUM VALUE: Winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received (i.e., numbers that call in) during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules. AudioYa will contact the winner on the phone number used to enter. If AudioYa is not able to reach the winner after three separate tries, a new winner will be selected.

    Prize includes round trip airfare (economy), hotel and tickets to the Latin Grammys for the winner and one guest (“Prize”). The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Prize is $1,500.00 (“Maximum Value”).

    Prize Restrictions: Winner and Winner’s Guest must be 18 years of age or older. Actual value of Prize may vary depending on cost of the tickets. Any difference between the stated ARV or Maximum Value and actual value will not be awarded. Travel winner is responsible for all taxes associated with winnings and travel costs to get to the event, on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. If Winner is unable to travel to event, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Winner and Guest must sign and return a release of liability/publicity before travel is booked. Prize is not transferable and cannot be sold or redeemable for cash.

  5. PRIZE CLAIM: Potential Winner of Prize is subject to verification, including verification of age. Winner will be contacted via a traceable method of mail sent to the U.S. address provided and will be required to and complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release (granting the use of the Winner’s name, city/state, likeness, or photograph/video by Sponsor for advertising/publicity purposes and social media without further compensation) within thirty (30) days of selecting a winner. If potential Winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, if Prize notification or Prize is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable, or if Prize is rejected, the potential Winner will be disqualified and the Prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. Winner is solely responsible for any taxes on the respective Prize, and will be issued IRS Forms 1099 and W9 for the value of the Prize. No cash equivalent, transfer, or substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If the Prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserve the right to substitute Prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Unclaimed Prize will not be awarded. Sponsor’s decisions shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
  6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes is subject to AudioNow’s Privacy Policy (available at https://www.audionow.com/privacy-policy). INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEB SITE OR THE MOBILE WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor will award the prize in a random manner to be determined by Sponsor. This Sweepstakes is offered only in the United States and is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, and entrant consents to jurisdiction and venue in, and agrees that all claims and dispute must be resolved in, the federal or state courts in the District of Columbia, USA.
  7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor resulting from user’s participation in or attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences, without limitation, that may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the Mobile Web Site/Web Site or Mobile App in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet, Mobile Web Site, or Mobile App; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes.
  8. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor and Sweepstakes Parties from any and all liability, loss or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of, or participation in connection with, the Prize (including, without limitation, injury resulting from travel to and from or attendance at the Prize event); (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Except if prohibited by law, by accepting the Prize, winner grants permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without additional compensation.
  9. WINNERS LIST: For the name of the winner, send an email detailing your request by December 30, 2016 to: contest@audionow.com.

ESPN 980, Washington’s Flagship Sports Radio station, launches AudioNow’s® innovative new modular V3 Mobile App

October 21, 2016 – Washington, D.C. ESPN 980 / WTEM, the premier flagship radio station of the Washington Redskins, and AudioNow®, the leading mobile platform for broadcasters, introduced V3, the industry’s new White Label mobile app featuring state-of-the-art modular design for multi-media content.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C. since 2008, AudioNow® has become the leading developer of unique innovative apps for global and local broadcasters designed around listener engagement unique to communities and broadcaster genres. ESPN 980 is one of the largest radio stations in the Washington market, and beloved to sports fans nationally.

“This is one slick app with lots under the hood: live streaming, podcasts, galleries, blogs, social networks and more – but the design is still very clean and uncluttered. Our listeners can find what they’re looking for – fast. And that keeps them coming back. Love it.”

— Brian Hartz,
Director of Digital Media,
ESPN 980

AudioNow®’s modular designed app is one of the greatest benefits to the V3 upgrade because it allows each broadcaster to highlight what components and features of the app are most important to their listeners, and prioritize those first. Users no longer need to navigate through tabs and pages; they’re presented with one seamless homepage, accessing any content with a quick scroll and a click.

In addition to a sleek story-telling design, connecting diverse multi-media content in one place, the app also natively hosts all branded outlets.

Additional features to engage audiences include:

  • Targeted and Integrated Ads: The modular design allows for native ads to appear seamlessly. AudioNow has also on-boarded a new digital ad sales team to serve targeted ads to niche communities.
  • Native Integration of Social Media: All branded outlets under one feed. Our apps pull the latest Facebook posts, Tweets, and news stories so listeners can follow along without ever having to leave the app.
  • Push Notifications: Send programming, breaking news alerts, or score updates directly to listeners –instantly and easily—driving up user engagement.
  • Radio Reporter: User submitted content at its finest. Allows users to send you their fanfare via text, photos, audio files, or video –- giving access to content in a variety of forms.
  • Recorded programs: We record top programs for the broadcaster, and make them available on-demand so no matter where in the world listeners are, they can listen to their favorite programs anytime.

In addition to ESPN 980, AudioNow app partners include WTOP, VOA, Radio America, Multimedios, CCTV, Radio Television Caraibes, United Nations, and apps in over 50 languages.

For more information on AudioNow® contact Rebecca Walker, Director of Digital Partnerships: rebecca.walker@audionow.com.

La Cruz Roja y AudioNow® lanzan una aplicación de radio móvil interactiva para América Latina

8 de septiembre de 2016 – Washington, D.C. La Cruz Roja, en colaboración con AudioNow® lanzó una nueva aplicación (app) de radio móvil interactiva a la cual se puede acceder en toda América Latina. La aplicación aumenta la accesibilidad en todo el continente a la información y noticias importantes que difunde Radio Cruz Roja, la radio oficial de la Cruz Roja en América.

Radio Cruz Roja, con sede en la Ciudad de Panamá (Panamá), cuenta con el apoyo de la Delegación Regional de la Cruz Roja Americana. Mientras los oyentes sintonizan la programación de música popular, también podrán oír información importante y al día sobre temas de actualidad, temas de salud y situaciones humanitarias pertinentes a su región y sus comunidades. Los programas clave incluyen Punto de encuentro, el Programa de salud, o, como ejemplo de un asunto destacado recientemente, el Programa Virus Zika.

La nueva aplicación móvil desarrollada por AudioNow®, esta disponible en todos los dispositivos iPhone y Android en América Latina, permite que la audiencia escuche programas en vivo o seleccione programas recientes. Los oyentes pueden recibir notificaciones y anuncios directamente de la estación y, a través de la función reportero de radio, pueden enviar mensajes de texto, audio o imagen directamente a la estación.

AudioNow® es una compañía técnica de aplicaciones móviles y a desarrollado una tecnología “llamar para escuchar” para emisoras de radio y cuenta con más de 4.000 socios de radio y televisión en todo el mundo.

Para obtener más información sobre Radio Cruz Roja contacte a Roberto Brito De La Cuesta al roberto.britodelacuesta@redcross.org

Para obtener más información sobre AudioNow® contacte a Natalie White, Gerente de Desarrollo Empresarial de AudioNow, al natalie.white@audionow.com.

Red Cross and AudioNow® Launch Interactive Mobile Radio App For Latin America

September 8, 2016 – Washington, D.C. The Red Cross recently released a new and interactive mobile radio app, accessible across Latin America, in partnership with AudioNow®, the world’s leading mobile technology provider for broadcasters. The app helps increase accessibility across the continents to important news and information disseminated by Radio Cruz Roja, the official radio station for the Red Cross in the Americas.

Radio Cruz Roja, based out of Panama City, Panama, is supported by the Regional Delegation of the Red Cross in the Americas (Delegación Regional de la Cruz Roja Americana). Listeners tuning-in to popular music programming can also hear important and up-to-date information on current events, health topics and humanitarian situations relevant to their region and communities. Key programs include Programa Punto de encuentro, Programa de salud, or an example of a recent focus, Programa Virus Zika.

The new mobile app, available on all Android and Apple phones across Latin America, permits audiences to listen live or select from recent programs. Listeners can receive notifications and announcements directly from the station, and through Radio Reporter feature, users can send their own text, audio or picture messages directly to station.

AudioNow® is the world’s leading provider of mobile apps and call-to-listen technology for broadcasters, with more than 4,000 radio and television partners worldwide.

For more information about Radio Cruz Roja contact Roberto Brito De La Cuesta at roberto.britodelacuesta@redcross.org.

For more information on AudioNow® contact Natalie White, Manager of Business Development for AudioNow: natalie.white@audionow.com.

AudioNow® lanza contenido original

Haciéndola en América, con Armando Guzmán

1 de septiembre de 2016

AudioNow®, la plataforma “llamar para escuchar” más importante del mundo, y una empresa de medios de comunicación móviles diversificada que atiende a las audiencias latinas y otras comunidades multiculturales de los Estados Unidos, lanzó hoy su primera serie de contenido original: Haciéndola en América, con Armando Guzmán.

Con esta nueva serie de contenido original, la audiencia latina de AudioNow®, podrá aprender, a través de una diversa experiencia de audio, acerca los retos de lo que necesita cuando está “Haciéndola en América”. Los espacios informativos cubrirán algunos de los temas más específicos que enfrentan los latinos que viven en los Estados Unidos. Armando Guzmán, con sus experiencias personales y un equipo especializado de investigadores, brinda sus 30 años de trayectoria como periodista y su reconocimiento mundial para explicar en detalle cómo superar las dificultades y qué pasos hay que seguir para alcanzar el Sueño Americano.

La serie de contenido original de AudioNow también ofrece a los anunciantes una plataforma nueva, interactiva y cautivante dirigida a determinados sectores de la población latina de los Estados Unidos a través de códigos de área y códigos postales específicos, sin que haya ningún desperdicio de la inversión en publicidad.

“Hemos diseñado una manera completamente nueva y eficiente para que nuestros anunciantes lleguen a la audiencia latina de los EE.UU. a través de mensajes especificamente dirigidos y enviados, en formato pre-roll que son transmitidos antes de que la audiencia disfrute de su programación favorita. Debido a que la audiencia está llamando a un número de acceso local, AudioNow®, puede transmitir mensajes especificos dirigidos a la ubicación y demografía de audiencia”, dijo Rolo Duartes, Presidente de AudioYa, la división multicultural y de contenido de AudioNow. “Hemos fortalecido el compromiso de ‘llamar para escuchar’ con algoritmos avanzados, maximizando así las opciones para que nuestros anunciantes asociados puedan construir y personalizar sus planes de marketing.”

Las emisoras también se beneficiarán de la adquisición de contenido original. AudioYa brindará la oportunidad a los socios de AudioNow®, de ampliar su audiencia a través de la programación original con derecho a la redifusión de esta y otras series de contenido original mediante sus números asignados en la plataforma AudioNow.

“Hemos creado una plataforma ‘llamar para escuchar’ que tiene más de 160 millones de sesiones anuales y es excelente para aprovechar estas capacidades de hipermarketing. Nosotros ofreceremos a los anunciantes y marcas respuestas en tiempo real, segmentación por comportamiento y oportunidades de generación de contenido. Además, podremos dirigirnos a las audiencias generales del mercado a través de la plataforma AudioNowSports, que incluirá fútbol universitario, NASCAR y la NFL”, agregó Duartes.

AudioNow®, cuenta con un panel de análisis de última generación, que incluye informes personalizados sobre la interacción de la audiencia, su demografía y su participación en general, con identificación de acciones para guiar las elecciones de anuncios de sus valiosos socios publicitarios.

Multimedios and AudioNow® Plus Announce Launch of New Radio App with Mobile Money Transfer

First-ever send-money feature for media apps connects Multimedios’ U.S. audience to friends and family in Mexico and Latin America

August 25, 2016 – Washington, D.C. Multimedios, one of Mexico’s premier media groups with headquarters in Monterrey, Mexico, today announced the availability of their new radio app complete with a money transfer capability – they are among the first broadcasters to employ the technology. The app is launched in partnership with AudioNow® Plus, the technology affiliate of AudioNow®, the world’s largest mobile distribution platform connecting 4,000+ in-language broadcasters with their audiences in diaspora. Viamericas Corporation, an international licensed remittance company, facilitates user transactions within the app to Latin America.

Available on all Android and iOS devices, Multimedios’ new radio app allows listeners across the U.S. to send money home to friends and family conveniently from their mobile phone, while listening to their favorite radio broadcast. User transactions are sent via a licensed remittance service, and provide a secure and low cost alternative to in-person transactions. In addition to the app, Multimedios audiences will be able to send money with Viamericas through the radio station’s website.

Last year the U.S. accounted for $23.7 billion remitted to Mexico, according to the Wall Street Journal. And Multimedios’ announcement comes at a time when immigrants are starting to send money more often through digital platforms, computers and phones.

Multimedios’ new radio app also features some of Mexico’s top news and entertainment programming from Milenio Radio, La Caliente, and Hits FM with all of the network’s 40+ stations streaming live.

Listeners can search by genre or locations for their favorite or hometown broadcast, compiling a list of preferred stations on the app’s home screen.

“In addition to expanding access to our top-quality programming for audiences across Mexico and the U.S., we are so excited to extend to our many listeners in diaspora this convenient send-money capability. It’s a valuable service and connection to home,” said Alberto Dominguez, director of affiliate relations at Multimedios.

“The in-app money transfer feature is a valuable resource media can offer their listeners in diaspora. At the same time, it provides an entirely new revenue stream for broadcasters. AudioNow is proud to debut the new feature with the Grupo Multimedios,” said Natalie White, Manager of Business Development at AudioNow.