RAIN 10/19: Jacobs announces Techsurvey 9 to study listeners and new tech

Paul Maloney
October 19, 2012 - 1:55pm

Jacobs Media is signing up broadcasters for its January 2013 "Techsurvey 9" study, to examine how radio listeners adopt and use new technologies.

For the previous Techsurvey 8 study, Jacobs Media went beyond the rock radio world and studied listeners of 12 different radio formats. This year they hope to add Urban and Hispanic radio formats.

"This year, we have more burning questions to answer -– multi-tasking with radio, the use of multiple screens, a deeper dive on apps and Facebook, and our Pandora tracking. We will also be looking at how market size and geography impacts media and technology usage -– or does it?," explains Jacobs.

More info on participating in the study is here.

Paul Maloney
October 19, 2012 - 1:55pm

Just when you thought
Internet radio devices couldn't get any more glamorous and fashionable! Take a look a these designs from Brooklyn, Ny-based rebaroque

It's artwork -- panels you hang on the wall, each with built-in amplifier, speakers, and a Bluetooth wireless receiver. They're compatible with any Bluetooth device and can stream audio from up to 90 feet away from the source.

The company says, "While the panels come ready-to-hang, it is possible for the owner to customize their unit with a print, wallpaper or photo of their choosing. We offer artist editions, custom printing, and build-to-order systems, which are flexible to aesthetics and preferences each individual."

The panels for sale on the rebaroque site range in size from 11" x 14" to 24" x 36" and in price from $349 to $599.

Visit the site here.

Paul Maloney
October 19, 2012 - 1:55pm

Tom Taylor's vacation will soon be over, as the accomplished radio industry journalist is set to launch "Tom Taylor Now," his new newsletter.

In August, Tom's most recent stop, Radio-Info, was sold and he and the staff let go. Now, with his return, Taylor promises "Radio’s about to get a bit more interesting…"

We recommend you sign up to receive Taylor's free newsletter, which you can do here.

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