Finote Democracy Joins AudioNow Launching Call-to-Listen Numbers and Mobile Application

June 18, 2015 – Washington, D.C. Finote Democracy Radio, serving the Ethiopian Diaspora and broadcasting in Amharic, has teamed with AudioNow, the world’s leading provider of call-to-listen technology and mobile applications for broadcasters, to increase accessibility to their programming worldwide.

With AudioNow call-to-listen, Finote Democracy Radio can now be reached in the U.S. by calling 712.832.7010 from any mobile phone. Listeners can select to hear Finote Democracy live or on-demand and there is no extra cost for the call, as the service uses regular airtime minutes. Finote’s programming can be accessed with call-to-listen in six additional countries including Germany, Sweden, Australia, U.K., Norway and the Netherlands.

Finote Democracy Radio’s access numbers:

United States: 712.832.7010
Germany: 021.1388.0065
Australia: 02.8072.5180
United Kingdom: 0330.332.6500
Netherlands: 020.26.2109

Termed ‘The Voice of Ethiopian Unity,’ Finote Democracy Radio in Washington D.C. represents the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party. It got its start in 2000, broadcasting news analysis and current events with their principle program airing daily between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm (EST). Programming features interviews with key political figures and social leaders from around the world, as well as Ethiopia. Additional weekly programming includes culture and arts, music, and editorials covering current social, political and economic conditions in Ethiopia.

“Through our partnership with AudioNow Finote’s programming is easier to access,” said Fassika Bellette, Director and Founder of Finote Democracy Radio. Call-to-listen is simple and economical, and the on-demand feature allows our audience to hear the programs they might have missed.”

Coming this summer Finote Radio will launch interactive mobile applications for Android and iPhone in partnership with Audionow, allowing smartphone audiences worldwide to listen to live, on-demand and archived programs. Listeners will also be able to send text, audio, photo or video messages to Finote Radio directly through the app.

For more information about AudioNow and their partnership with Finote Democracy Radio contact Natalie White:, 202.621.2285.


About Finote Democracy Radio

Finote Democracy Radio started transmitting in 2000 to Ethiopia via shortwave, and also worldwide through the internet. Finote’s mission is to help the advancement of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Ethiopia. With the help of dozens of volunteers worldwide, Finote Democracy Radio reaches hundreds of thousands of listeners daily in Amharic.

About AudioNow®

AudioNow, based in Washington, DC, USA, is the leading call-to-listen platform in the world. With broadcast partners on every continent, AudioNow extends the reach of radio by connecting mobile listeners to their favorite radio stations through a simple telephone call. The AudioNow platform uses proprietary “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that serves all mobile platforms. AudioNow has more than 2,600 broadcast partners, including global leaders such as the United Nations, BBC, RFI, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, Entravision, C-SPAN and IMG College. In 2014, there were in excess of 100 million unique sessions into the AudioNow platform, enabling these broadcasters to extend their reach with content in 96 different languages, and across 130 different nationalities and ethnic groups. AudioNow delivered an incremental 2.5 billion listening minutes to its broadcaster partners last year. .

About AudioNow Digital®

AudioNow® Digital is a leading provider of highly innovative, in-language mobile apps for radio broadcasters around the world. Our Active Apps℠ turn radio into an interactive experience for both listeners and broadcasters, and are designed specifically for listeners in the diaspora and the stations that seek to reach them and the international audience s as well.