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  1. Pop-up stations

    Everything’s popping up - restaurants, tea-rooms, bakeries, shops, cinemas.  So why should radio be left out? A couple of weeks ago, the BBC ran a temporary station called Radio 2 Eurovision, broadcasting from a broom cupboard on DAB digital radio, the iPlayer Radio app, and UK Radioplayer. It was the brainchild of Brett Spencer, Head of Digital at Radio 2 and 6Music.

    20 May 2014 - 1:03pm
  2. Making money

    If you're a station that doesn't need to generate income - lucky you! For all the rest, you may be wondering how you can monetise your online listeners without needing a degree in Computer Science to build clever widgets.

    2 May 2014 - 9:39am
  3. Diving into the data

    One of the fastest-growing ways of listening to internet radio is on mobile phones and tablets. At Radioplayer, we launched our own mobile app in October 2012 for Android and iPhone; and in September 2013 we launched a tablet app for iPad, Android and the Kindle fire. We also launched an app for Windows Phone just before Christmas.

    24 February 2014 - 3:34pm
  4. Discover your perfect radio, with Radioplayer

    From Boxing Day, you'll start hearing our new ads, presented by Alan Davies. The message is 'Discover your perfect radio', and it's aimed at all the lucky people who've received gadgets under the Christmas tree. As Alan tells us - with Radioplayer, your new computer, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, Kindle Fire, and Windows Phone can all become the perfect radio.

    20 December 2013 - 12:47pm
  5. Radioplayer, working in partnership with Ford

    Today, at a landmark digital radio conference at BBC Broadcasting House, we're unveiling a project we're particularly proud of. A few months ago, Ford chose Radioplayer as their UK launch partner for an amazing new in-car system called 'Sync Applink'. It lets you control apps in your smartphone, using your voice, while you're driving.

    16 December 2013 - 8:57am
  6. Next generation Radioplayer

    You may have noticed a new look spreading across desktop Radioplayer – the pop-up player you use at your computer. We’ve spent months designing, building and testing what we call our ‘v3 console’. It takes a surprising amount of technology to make things simple! As a user of 'v3'…

    20 November 2013 - 4:00pm
  7. The Radioplayer story

    Not of interest to all, but if you're in the radio business elsewhere in the world, and you want a quick view of what we've just launched and where we've come from, here are a couple of videos.

    8 November 2013 - 2:02pm
  8. Tablet Radioplayer

    When Tesco jump enthusiastically into something, you know it’s gone mainstream. They’re apparently selling 7-inch Android tablets at £119 from next week.

    25 September 2013 - 12:12pm
  9. Top tips for digital campaigns

    At Radioplayer, we're lucky to be able to ask people from across UK Radio to help us with their time and expertise. One such person is the brilliant Sarah Ordidge, who co-ordinates our marketing activity. Here, she shares her experience of running a digital campaign.

    24 June 2013 - 4:46pm
  10. A personal milestone

    There are some arbitrary milestones we set ourselves in life, and we’ve just passed one of mine in the latest set of RAJAR listening figures, out today. It’s the first time online radio consumption has caught up with listening through digital television (Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media etc).

    16 May 2013 - 3:38pm