Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve developed an easy-to-use online media scheduler at rsmediaserver.com. You will have access to this dashboard where you can manage and schedule pre-roll audio for your app. When your app starts, it will play this pre-roll before the stream starts. You can also show a short mp4 video before the stream starts. Optionally, you can display a 300×50 banner at the top of your app and manage that through your own ad banner server, admob or use our free Revive Ad Server.

Amazon requires a special submission of your app code to be compatible with Amazon Fire Tablets and phones, and to be listed in the Amazon app store. We can do this for you for a single one-time fee of $99, if ordered at the same time as the apps.

Amazon Alexa skills are special “apps” for the Echo and Dot smart speaker line. These speakers have been a top seller over the last year and many stations understand it’s an opportunity for more listeners to “tune in” via the Echo. We can build you an Alexa Skill for a one-time fee of $99 + an additional $10/month. That means if you order with your apps you’ll pay a total of $30 per month hosting fee for your apps and your skill. For more information on skills visit radioskill.com

A multiple station app is simply a single app with multiple stations available within it. Perhaps you have a cluster of stations in a market that you want to brand under one app, or a station with an HD2 or online side-channel you wish to make available in a single app. Your app can open up and be fully branded as “WXYZ” but through a menu option, allow users to switch to “WXYZ-HD2” and experience that station without switching to another app. Download the KXOJ app for an example of a multi-station app.

One of the ways to keep your app fresh is with dynamic content. We provide this through our customer dashboard. For example, you used to have to update your app in the app store just to change the pre-roll audio or video. Now you can do it on the fly and your listeners will not have to update the app. You can change backgrounds for holidays or special occasions, or change the shout-out graphic and of course ad banners. You can even schedule different elements like you would advertising.

The maintenance fee covers all routine bug fixes and system updates. These may be necessary from time to time when Apple or Google make operating system changes that require updates, or when security updates are required. If you have been a subscriber for at least one year, it also covers a complete rebuild of your app, such as if you change logo, branding colors or even switch format. Finally, it provides you with access to our dynamic media server which gives you control of background images, pre-roll audio and video and access to shout-out recordings from your listeners.