Rogers and Radioplayer to Launch Digital Radio App with Nearly 500 Stations

Do you still ‘got time’ for radio? With numerous free and paid streaming music options, traditional radio is fighting to stay relevant. Which is why the latest announcement from Rogers and UK-based Radioplayer appears to make listening to your favourite stations, much easier.

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A new app is set to debut which will feature nearly 500 stations, bringing together the following broadcasting companies from coast-to-coast: Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco, Corus, Durham Radio, Golden West, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Pattison, Rogers, Rawlco Radio, RNC Media, Saskatoon Media Group, and Vista Radio.

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“The way Canadians listen to radio is changing, and we’re changing with them,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio, said in a statement issued to iPhone in Canada. “Radioplayer gives our listeners access to their favourite local stations and allows them to discover others across the country like never before. With access on mobile devices and desktop, turning the dial to your favourite stations has never been easier.”

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The new Radioplayer service will be available for the web, iOS, Android, Apple’s CarPlay, Android Auto, Chromecast and supported smartwatches. Both live and past radio broadcasts from across the country will be available.

As for why Canadians should use Radioplayer? The website explains “as Canada’s radio broadcasters, we’re stronger when we can collaborate on technology and compete on content. We can only compete and win in the audio world, against other mediums, if we are together.”

Radioplayer Worldwide is powered by UK Radioplayer, 7digital, with the app developed by All In Media.

Anyone looking forward to this?

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  • Corey Beazer

    “Both live and past radio broadcasts from across the country will be available.”
    That sounds like podcasts no? Sounds good to me, would be a way to get a chance to listen to Ongoing History of New Music again.

  • out2late

    I’m assuming it count towards data use as Rogers isn’t in the business of offering something “free” to its customers.

  • 1His_Nibs1

    With a healthy dose of Rogers advertising I’m sure.