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The Future of Radio

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  • There are over 7,200¹ streaming radio stations today:
    • Offering listeners exclusive audio and video content like in-studio interviews, concerts, on-demand video.
    • Ability to personalize a playlist based on listener's music preference or mood.

Mobile Apps

  • Content available across multiple devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and in-dash infotainment systems.

Infinite breadth for signals and content through online radio and HD Radio platforms:

  • Specialized niche channels (24 hour weather/traffic/news/stock info, etc.).
  • Seasonal and focused programming (Financial, Holiday, Real Estate, etc.).

Expanded commerce opportunities

  • Instantaneous ownership of audio content (music, advertising messages/couponing, news programming, etc.).

Listener influenced programming:

  • Break or bust for new artists -- allow listeners the ability to control fame or flame.
  • Citizen journalism.

FM Ready Smartphones - NextRadio

  • Over the next three years, 30 million smartphones with an FM chip will hit the market
    • Advertising opportunities will include: full screen ads, couponing, text to win, location based services and more.

  • At the start of 2015³:
    • Over 1.5MM app downloads
    • Over 11, 080 FM Radio stations tuned to from the app
    • Over 2.3MM hours of listening

HD Radio

  • Improved audio and expanded content.
  • Interactive/data/visual/time shifting.
  • On-demand features.
  • Real-time traffic on navigation systems.
  • # of HD stations growing rapidly: 2,300 stations broadcasting their primary signal with HD Radio Technology ².
  • Over 19 million HD Radio receivers are in the marketplace².

Source: ¹Inside Radio / M Street Corp., April 2014; ²iBiquity/HD Digital Radio Alliance, April 2014; ³NextRadio / Tagstation, April 2014