Friday, December 6, 2013

H2Radio Renames Itself Rivet News Radio

iPhone App Released

HearHere Radio, a Chicago-based startup, has launched its new app, Rivet News Radio, to deliver on-demand news and information to listeners.

The app puts users in control of their news, letting them find and follow the stories they want to hear. The Rivet News Radio app is available free for the iPhone in the App Store. HearHere Radio anticipates expanding the service to other markets and platforms, including Android and automotive, in 2014.

Rivet Radio brings to radio news the flexibility that the Web has long given readers of text news and that mobile consumers have already adopted for music, TV, movies and books. With cutting-edge technology, Rivet Radio lets users hear news on their own schedules – starting, stopping, skipping and selecting stories as they wish.

“Rivet News Radio is everything on-the-go news enthusiasts love, and none of the stuff you hate. It’s news on your schedule: The latest traffic, weather and breaking news reports are waiting for you whenever and wherever you turn on the app,” said John MacLeod, founder and CEO of HearHere Radio. “It’s ‘the top of the hour’ whenever you launch Rivet Radio. And because your smartphone knows where you are, Rivet Radio brings you streamlined and focused traffic reports and local stories targeted for your specific area, starting with Chicago.  We will be expanding to other local markets in 2014.”

“Over the last few decades, radio stations have gradually trimmed news or eliminated it altogether. Even those with full news departments live under oppressive time limits. This is radio news freed of the tyranny of the clock: Stories can run as long – or as short – as needed. Rivet Radio gives news a chance to ‘breathe,’” said HearHere Radio’s head of news, Charlie Meyerson.

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