RadioFlag, a social media/marketing website devoted to
college radio, recently marked the one year anniversary since its launch with
an announcement to fans and supporters on its progress.
in southern California in April of last year, arriving on the national stage on
October 11. It received a boost to its popularity when it was chosen as the
Official Radio App during the first ever College Radio Day, and has since been
adopted by approximately 500 DJ contributors, according to press release
The company points
to a number of college radio stations joining the RadioFlag social media
umbrella. Stations ranging from Hawaii to Alaska to South Carolina have signed
RadioFlag says that
it has worked to gain acceptance from the radio market, while also developing
apps for broadcasters to better utilize the power of social media in radio. The
idea behind their “live content search engine” (as described in a recent Radio World profile) is
to connect audiences with the music they want to hear.
It has apps for
iPhone and Android now and plans on releasing platforms for the BlackBerry and
Windows Phone 7 for users, as well as “Showcast,” the modified version of the
RadioFlagDJ app made exclusively for DJs. The future will also see the release
of “Notifications,” an app that notifies users when their music picks (flags)
have been commented on, or when their user profiles have been mentioned.
are also in the works, including music sales, targeted advertising and business
to business paid services. Plans for 2012 include a crowdsourcing model.
reports they have outgrown their current headquarters, and plan on moving to a
new, larger location in a near future.