KiSS Vancouver Becomes Canada’s First Fully Interactive Radio Station, Powered by Futuri Audience Engagement Technologies
– Rogers Media’s KiSS RADiO gives listeners the power to choose what songs go to air through a new voting system available on KiSSRadio.ca and the KiSS mobile app –
– Agreement with Futuri Media’s innovative #engage, POST, and TopicPulse technologies puts KiSS at the forefront of audience engagement –
VANCOUVER (October 16, 2017) Can’t get enough of Taylor Swift’s new track? Tired of hearing Despacito? Beginning today, KiSS RADiO will shake up the airwaves in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Vancouver when listeners take the reins of the station’s playlist. Through KiSSRadio.ca and the KiSS app for iOS and Android, listeners have the power to choose from the station’s wide range of hit tracks on what songs they want to hear. Becoming the first Canadian station to offer a listener experience designed by the people for the people, available every hour and every day of the week, songs on the KiSS playlist are pushed up and down in real time through user votes, with the most popular songs going to air.
“Audience expectations are changing, and we’re always exploring new ways to deepen engagement with our listeners on digital platforms,” said John Hipper, Program Director, KiSS RADiO, Rogers Media. “This innovative approach to song selection makes the listening experience a true partnership between our station and our audience by offering listeners the chance to co-create the musical experience of the entire station.”
KiSS’s collaboration with Futuri Media, a global leader in audience engagement tools for broadcasters, utilizes three innovative technologies – Futuri Media’s #engage, POST, and TopicPulse.
“We’re honoured that Rogers Media and KiSS RADiO are working with Futuri Media’s #engage, POST, and TopicPulse technologies to power their innovation,” said Daniel Anstandig, CEO, Futuri Media. “The launch of Canada’s first fully-interactive radio station is a major milestone for the industry.”
Audiences can sign-up to receive alerts indicating when their favourite song is about to play and easily share their favourite tracks to social to encourage friends to join in the fun. An up-to-date list of “Recent Songs Voted On-Air” keep audiences in-the-know of KiSS’s biggest hits.
KiSS RADiO listeners can learn more on how to vote for the songs they want to hear by visiting KiSSRadio.ca. KiSS RADiO can be heard on-air, online, through the KiSS RADiO app and via Radioplayer Canada.
Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company that’s working to deliver a great experience to our customers every day. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, sports, televised and online shopping, magazines, and digital media. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
About Futuri Media
Futuri Media is a global leader in audience engagement technology and tools to help broadcasters and publishers drive audience and revenue growth. Launched in 2009 with its award-winning Listener Driven Radio (LDR) audience engagement platform, Futuri Media now holds 11 published or pending patents and has been named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing private companies for four consecutive years. Futuri Media is a trusted partner to the world’s leading broadcasters, priding itself on offering best-in-class support. Futuri Media platforms are in use by programming, content, and sales teams at more than 1,000 TV and radio stations in 20 countries, reaching more than 100 million consumers monthly.