AirKast, Salem Communications launch 57 mobile station apps


Mobile AirKast, provider of digital content and advertising solutions, and Salem Communications have launched 57 radio station mobile apps designed for listeners with either iPhone or BlackBerry devices. In total, 71 Salem radio stations will have both iPhone and BlackBerry mobile apps available to listeners by May.

“We are thrilled with the mobile apps that the AirKast team has produced for Salem. Both the iPhone and BlackBerry apps have been everything we could ask for — and AirKast delivered them incredibly quickly,” said Tom Perrault, senior vice president and general manager of Salem Web Nework. “Our entire company is eager to see the continued growth of our radio stations via mobile apps in the coming years.”

Developed and delivered using both AirKast AirBridge and TuneKast, the Salem mobile apps let listeners hear live broadcasts on the go as well as view song lyrics, see artist and album information, read reviews, watch videos, listen to station podcasts, hear samples of recently played songs and even buy music through iTunes. There is no registration required and each application is free to download.

By using AirKast to create and deliver its mobile applications, each Salem radio station is able to maintain its own content and branding as well as control station event and sponsor info.