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FM Radio Stations Need to Stream Side Channels to Build Audience

Posted by John on May 15th, 2015

Does an online customized version of a broadcast station cannibalize the over-the-air FM version? Custom Channels creates and programs customized online music channels for non-radio brands. Our clients include the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Stoke Radio, 30A Radio, and Floyd’s 99 Radio. Our clients also include a few FM radio stations. We’ve believed, since we began

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Why Local Radio Stations Should Stream Christmas Music In 2012

Posted by John on September 19th, 2012

Custom Channels has been creating All-Christmas music channels for FM radio stations for 13 years. We’ve worked with hundreds of radio stations from the biggest cities (NYC and LA) to small towns (Texarkana, Savannah, Peoria). No matter the size of the city or the station’s format (Country, Triple A, News/Talk, Oldies, AC, Top 40, Classic

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Vancouver BC Is Home To Interesting, Creative, Entertaining Radio Station

Posted by John on May 7th, 2012

At SBR Custom Channels, we get to work with some of the most interesting, creative and entertaining radio stations in North America.  We recently visited CKPK The Peak in Vancouver, British Columbia. SBR helped management at the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group launch The Peak in November 2008. In three-and-a- half years The Peak has risen

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Music Discovery Time! SBR Custom Channels Spring CD Sampler

Posted by John on May 2nd, 2012

We get turned on to a lot of new releases every month so it’s fun to help other people discover new music, too! Twice a year, SBR Custom Channels creates a CD of new songs and new artists to distribute free to radio programmers and to thousands of radio listeners. No, the CD isn’t dead.

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More Proof Why Brands Need To Start Their Own Internet Radio Station

Posted by John on April 12th, 2012

Interesting highlights about Internet radio in the latest The Infinite Dial 2012: Navigating Digital Platforms, a survey of 2,000 Americans from Edison Research and Arbitron. The usage of online radio has been tracked 20 times in the past 15 years by this survey. That’s experience and accumulated knowledge to better understand online media. “This year’s

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How They Rank The Hits On The Billboard Hot 100 Chart

Posted by John on March 16th, 2012

You’ve heard the radio DJ’s talk about hit songs on the chart.  “This song is number ooooonnnnnneeee!!!”  Or as Casey Kasem used to say “moving up 10 spots to number 3 here’s…” So where do these chart numbers come from?  There are lots of music charts for lots of different music formats, from Latin to

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20 Years At The Same Job? XRT’s Lin Brehmer Is Still Going Strong

Posted by John on January 24th, 2012

Congratulations to our friend Lin Brehmer on marking 20 years on the air at WXRT 93.1FM in Chicago.  It’s not just that Lin has been at XRT that long (it’s actually a few more years) but that he’s been the morning host on XRT for 20 years — that’s longer than any other morning host

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Discover New Music With SBR Custom Channels Fall CD Sampler

Posted by John on October 10th, 2011

We love new music! Twice a year we create a CD of new songs and new artists to distribute free to radio programmers and thousands of radio listeners. Here’s the back album art for our fall CD sampler, made exclusively by SBR Custom Channels for 13 influential Adult Rock radio stations across the United States.

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10 Reasons Why Radio Stations Should Stream Christmas Music This Year

Posted by John on October 4th, 2011

Custom Channels has been creating All-Christmas music channels for 12 years. We’ve worked with hundreds of radio stations from the biggest cities (NYC and LA) to small towns (Texarkana, Savanah, Peoria).  No matter the size of city or station’s format (Country, Triple A, News/Talk, Oldies, AC, Top 40, Classic Rock), we’ve designed All-Christmas music Internet

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