DAB radio station Passion for the Planet has today launched its new interactive online player for streaming its radio service.
The player has been designed by radio technology experts All In Media, who also supply Passion for the Planet’s DAB Digital Radio text.
The interactive online player gives full details of the current track being played and the previous ten items (whether music, features, interviews or ads). Listeners can click on the player to buy the music tracks direct from iTunes.
Coming soon there will also be the option to buy interviewee’s books and the ability to click through to find more information about the music and interviews featured on air.
“We feature many World Music artists on Passion for the Planet that are never heard on other mainstream radio stations in the UK. This music has proven very popular and we receive dozens of emails each week from people asking us where they can buy the tracks, so an interactive player giving our listeners the ability to buy a song they like as soon as they hear it, makes perfect sense,” explained Passion for the Planet’s Programme Director Kenny Stevens.
All In Media is a technology company that provides software and know-how to power interactive applications for both traditional radio broadcasters and the new generation of online audio services. Its Managing Director is Chris Gould.
“We developed a tailor-made solution for Passion for the Planet that interacts with their playout system and music library” said Chris. “The player is a great tool for stations broadcasting online; not only does it offer a real value-added service to listeners, it also provides revenue opportunities for the station. We’re delighted that the player is being débuted on Passion for the Planet.”
“The integration went very smoothly and with the help of our loyal beta-testers AIM was able to iron out any wrinkles very easily,” said Kenny Stevens, Passion for the Planet’s Programme Director. “This is an important part of the service that Passion for the Planet offers. It enables us to build on the station’s personality of offering a smooth, sculpted sound, without interruptions while giving listeners the information and access they want.”
The new online player is accessed via www.passionfortheplanet.com.