More Voices Speak Out for FM Chip Activation

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More Voices Speak Out for FM Chip Activation

Oct 21, 2014 12:57 PM, Doug Irwin, CPBE AMD DRB

DETROIT�At the recent DASH Conference in Detroit, Tagstation''s (and Emmis'') Paul Brenner talked about the �Future of Radio'' on a panel with iBiquity''s Bob Struble. The reception at DASH was very positive according to the latest Tagstation blog.

�We are proving that we can provide exactly what the consumer wants: local radio with interactive features,� Brenner said. �Every radio station uses the same calls to action. We just automate and visualize them safely on the dash.�

The NextRadio smartphone app is completely dependent on activated smartphone FM chips, and support continues in favor of this free and ubiquitous FM radio source. More organizations are speaking out in favor of FM chip activation, such as United Methodist Communications and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, in fact, spoke out in favor of FM radio availability on smartphones; you can see his video testimonial here.

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