Scott Kunnath Named Sales Manager at 105.1 The Bounce

July 7, 2016

Greater Media announces Scott Kunnath has been named as the Sales Manager at the all new 105.1 The Bounce…Detroit’s Throwback Hip Hop and R&B in the Motor City. He will begin his new position on Monday, July 11, 2016.

Kunnath most recently served as the Director of Sales (DOS) at Radio One in Detroit for the past eight years. Previous to that, he worked at ABC Disney, where he was the DOS at WDVD-FM and WDRQ-FM in the Motor City. The radio veteran began his career at CBS Radio in Detroit.

The new station officially launched on July 1st at noon in the Motor City. 105.1 The Bounce features throwback hip hop and R&B songs from the 90’s and 2000’s, including artists that span from 2Pac and Ice Cube to Drake and Rihanna.

“We are excited to welcome Scott to the Greater Media Detroit family,” said Vice President and Market Manager Steve Chessare. “His vast experience and leadership will help guide the station to success in the Motor City.”

“I look to working with Steve Chessare and the entire the Bounce 105.1 team to help launch this exciting new format in the Motor City,” said Kunnath.”

WMGC-FM is owned by Greater Boston Radio, Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 21AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. It also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey as well as several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.

jacapps Wires WMMR Mobile App To The Connected Car

June 29, 2016

 

Mobile developer jacapps recently announced a major breakthrough for radio stations, podcasters, and Internet radio stations – the ability to appear in even more automobile audio entertainment systems via Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and the SmartDeviceLink system for Ford and Toyota vehicles.

jacapps has created App Everywheresm, where mobile apps for radio stations can now be coded to appear in automobiles that have Android Auto, SmartDeviceLink, and pending approval from Apple, their CarPlay system.

jacapps is in the process of releasing a beta app for Apple CarPlay for WMMR, the Greater Media-owned radio station in Philadelphia.  The app is awaiting final approval and will be released in the iTunes app store soon as an update to their existing app.  Videos showing how radio station apps appear in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is available by emailing jacapps at sales@jacapps.com.

“It’s exciting to be first. Our mobile app team has been dedicated to developing solutions that will ensure that broadcasters have presence in these entertainment systems,” jacapps COO Bob Kernen comments.  “It’s a major priority for us.  Jacobs Media has invested a lot of time in this space, including the DASH Conference.  This is an incredibly important opportunity for broadcasters and we’re extremely pleased that we were able to crack the code.”

jacapps President Paul Jacobs notes, “For us, it’s always been about how radio could have presence on the beachfront property known as smartphones.  Today, that valuable real estate is the car dashboard.”

“Over the past six years, we have focused on the changing in-car entertainment environment, and its impact on the radio industry,” Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs remarks.  “Today’s entertainment systems provide drivers with myriad options, many of which are accessed from their smartphone.  And now, we can get radio broadcasters on the valuable screens of these vehicles to ensure that millions of consumers can enjoy hearing their favorite stations while driving.”

 

About jacapps

jacapps is the leading mobile application developer for the radio industry.  Founded in 2008, the company has developed close to 1,000 apps that have generated over 25 million downloads worldwide.  jacapps develops for Entercom, Greater Media, Hubbard, Bonneville, and for numerous public radio and Christian radio stations.   

In a webinar broadcast today, mobile developer jacapps announced a major breakthrough for radio stations, podcasters, and Internet radio stations – the ability to appear in even more automobile audio entertainment systems via Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and the SmartDeviceLink system for Ford and Toyota vehicles.

jacapps President Paul Jacobs notes, “For us, it’s always been about how radio could have presence on the beachfront property known as smartphones.  Today, that valuable real estate is the car dashboard.”

“Over the past six years, we have focused on the changing in-car entertainment environment, and its impact on the radio industry,” Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs remarks.  “Today’s entertainment systems provide drivers with myriad options, many of which are accessed from their smartphone.  And now, we can get radio broadcasters on the valuable screens of these vehicles to ensure that millions of consumers can enjoy hearing their favorite stations while driving.”

jacapps has created App Everywheresm, where mobile apps for radio stations can now be coded to appear in automobiles that have Android Auto, SmartDeviceLink, and pending approval from Apple, their CarPlay system.

“It’s exciting to be first. Our mobile app team has been dedicated to developing solutions that will ensure that broadcasters have presence in these entertainment systems,” jacapps COO Bob Kernen comments.  “It’s a major priority for us.  Jacobs Media has invested a lot of time in this space, including the DASH Conference.  This is an incredibly important opportunity for broadcasters and we’re extremely pleased that we were able to crack the code.”

jacapps is in the process of releasing a beta app for Apple CarPlay for WMMR, the Greater Media-owned radio station in Philadelphia.  The app is awaiting final approval and will be released in the iTunes app store soon as an update to their existing app.  Videos showing how radio station apps appear in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is available by emailing jacapps at sales@jacapps.com.

For more information about App Everywheresm and how broadcasters can ensure their mobile applications are available in cars, contact Bob Kernen at bob@jacapps.com or Alex Burnstein at Alex@jacapps.com.

About jacapps

jacapps is the leading mobile application developer for the radio industry.  Founded in 2008, the company has developed close to 1,000 apps that have generated over 25 million downloads worldwide.  jacapps develops for Entercom, Greater Media, Hubbard, Bonneville, and for numerous public radio and Christian radio stations.

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