Radioplayer Canada streaming app unites stations across country

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
March 2, 2017 - 3:19pm Updated: March 2, 2017 - 8:38pm

The Radioplayer Canada free streaming app has launched, bringing together hundreds of radio stations from coast to coast.

BIG 105 and 106.7 The Drive in Red Deer, B-94 in Rocky Mountain House, Big West Country in Drayton Valley and the rest of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group (JPBG) have joined 400 other stations on Radioplayer Canada — an initiative that enables you to listen to local radio wherever you are.

“It is a long overdue step in Canadian broadcasting, as our mission is to make it easy for listeners to consume our content, no matter what the platform,” says Bryn James, General Manager, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group – Red Deer. “It is also designed as a way for the Canadian Broadcast industry to collectively negotiate a prominent place in dash with auto manufacturers,” James adds. “In this case, we are stronger together, as opposed to every broadcaster trying to secure its own home on vehicle dashboards.”

Radioplayer Canada features a variety of broadcasters from major metro markets to smaller community and college radio stations. Listeners can access their favorite music, news, talk and entertainment stations and discover new ones across the country in both official languages.

“Radioplayer is an important step in keeping radio top of mind on a national scale,” says James.

Radioplayer originated in the United Kingdom. It was formed five years ago when BBC joined forces with the UK’s private radio broadcasters.

The free app is available to downloand on iOS, Android and desktop and it integrates with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Chromecast and smartwatches.

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