WNYC Radio Launches New Mobile App for Live and On-Demand Listening, Available Now

WNYC Launches New Mobile App for Live and On-Demand Listening

 America’s Most Listened-To Public Radio Station Offers Its Acclaimed News and Cultural Programming On the Go 


(October 11, 2011, New York, NY) – WNYC, the nation’s most listened-to public radio station, makes its content even easier to access with the launch of a new mobile app, available now.  With the personality and vibrancy of its hometown New York City, the WNYC App gives listeners a new way to tune in to its dynamic, award-winning news, current affairs, music and cultural programming.

The WNYC App will provide instant access to www.wnyc.org, with 24/7 live radio streams of WNYC’s FM and AM bands, archived episodes of popular shows, thought-provoking articles, engaging blogs, local and national WNYC program podcasts and exclusive videos of notable guests. The app will allow users to share select stories with friends via email, Twitter and Facebook, and purchase tickets to WNYC events.

“The new WNYC app is the latest step toward our goal of delivering our programming to local and national audiences wherever they are, whenever they want, on the platform of their choosing,” said Thomas Hjelm, Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, New York Public Radio. “Not only can listeners get live streams of WNYC FM and AM, and our special programming, but they can also catch up on the latest headlines from our newsroom, current events around town, and the latest debate brewing on our political site It’s a Free Country. We have some of the most loyal listeners in radio, and we’re excited to offer them this new companion.”

The WNYC App includes:

●     Live radio streams of WNYC’s broadcasts – a strong blend of local, regional, national and international news and culture – including top NPR news programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered, the BBC World Service, and Marketplace from American Public Media
●     On demand access to WNYC’s slate of award-winning, personality-driven national programs, including Radiolab with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, and Freakonomics Radio with Stephen Dubner, as well as stellar local programs such as The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, and Soundcheck
●     Informative articles about news, politics, business, arts and culture in New York City and its diverse communities
●     Exclusive topic-specific content, including political analysis from ItsAFreeCountry.org and articles from WNYC Culture
●     Schedule and tickets to events at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC, the station’s innovative, multiplatform live event venue, as well as other local WNYC events

The new WNYC App is available free of charge to iPhone users and may be downloaded from the iTunes store. An Android version will be available later this fall.

The WNYC App was developed in collaboration with Public Radio Exchange (PRX). PRX also collaborated to develop the app for WNYC’s sister station WQXR, the nation’s most listened-to classical public radio station.

New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC, WQXR, and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, as well as www.wnyc.org, www.wqxr.org and www.thegreenespace.org.  As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City's sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city's rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, WNYC and WQXR produce content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station's street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit www.nypublicradio.org.

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