August 15, 2016
Greater Media announces John Mullett has been promoted to Music Director at ALT 92.9 in Boston. He will begin his new position immediately.
Mullett joined WBOS-FM in 2013, where he most recently served as the Marketing Director at the station. Prior to joining Greater Media Boston, he worked at WXRV-FM/92.5 The River and The Point in Burlington Vermont.
“I’m excited to take on the role of Music Director at Alt 92.9 Boston’s Alternative,” said Mullett. “It is truly an honor to be a part of the team that provides Boston and beyond with such an incredible brand dedicated to serving passionate music fans. I look forward to continuing to work under the incredible leadership of Mary Menna, Cadillac Jack and Ken West.”
“John is an “A” player and the perfect choice because of his strategic thinking, love of music, and knowledge of the ALT 92.9 brand,” said WBOS-FM Program Director Ken West. “I’m looking forward to his passion helping our team to create unique music experiences for our listeners.”
August 11, 2016
Mobile app developer jacapps and Greater Media’s WMMR are pleased to announce the launch of the station’s mobile app that is now part of the Apple CarPlay ecosystem. The release is part of jacapps’ “App Everywhere”TM offerings for radio broadcasters.
Jacapps COO, Bob Kernen, notes, “It took a lot of collaboration with the Apple and WMMR teams, and we’re excited that broadcast radio is now front and center on the Apple CarPlay screen. This is a giant step forward for the entire radio industry in its quest to remain dominant in today’s cars.”
Apple CarPlay is now available on more than 100 car models, creating an experience in dashboards similar to the iPhone and iPad.
Steve Meyers, Director of Digital Operations for Greater Media comments, “We are thrilled to provide WMMR’s loyal fans with immediate and convenient access to the content they love in Apple CarPlay-enabled cars. jacapps’ “App Everywhere”TM platform is giving us the flexibility of distribution that our audiences are demanding in a very efficient service.”
“We’re so excited to give our fans convenient arm’s length access to the live stream, all of Preston & Steve’s podcasts and the station’s archives on-demand content,” stated WMMR Program Director, Bill Weston. “Seeing the WMMR icon up on the dash with the other CarPlay enabled apps is a thrill. It’s also reassuring we’re in a very good position as the in-car audio experience evolves.”
The “connected car” is a major battleground for the radio industry. “It is essential that radio retain its strong, historic presence in the middle of new car touchscreens,” states Paul Jacobs, President of jacapps. “Parity with other media options in the car is imperative. We are excited that jacapps is leading the way for broadcast radio stations to be primary players on the Apple CarPlay platform.”
Jacapps also is developing mobile apps for the Android Auto system, and launched its first app on that platform in 2015.
A video demonstration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can be found at: http://www.jacapps.com/our-products/carplay-android-auto/
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 Greater Media, Hubbard, Bonneville, and for numerous public radio and Christian radio stations.