By: Press Release | Boston.com
Boston, Aug. 13, 2012 – Enriching Boston’s alternative music scene, Boston.com will launch its new interactive, live streaming radio station at noon today, with a first song chosen by listeners.
RadioBDC, the BDC stands for Boston Dot Com, is hosted by former longtime WFNX Radio on-air personalities Henry Santoro, Julie Kramer, Adam 12 and program director Paul Driscoll, and features alternative music, exclusive musician interviews, journalists and content from The Boston Globe and Boston.com, interactive contests and much more. Listeners can tune in online on the Boston.com homepage and through iPhone, Android and Blackberry mobile applications.
“RadioBDC provides another feature to users in addition to the wide range of offerings on Boston.com — from live sports, award-winning videos and entertainment, to the latest event info and eclectic blogs,” said Boston Globe publisher Christopher Mayer. “We believe RadioBDC is the soundtrack for Boston.com. You can read about the Pats while listening to Mumford and Sons.”
RadioBDC will stream around-the-clock, with News Director Henry Santoro kicking off the day in the morning slot, from 7 to 11 a.m. Santoro will also welcome reporters and editors from The Boston Globe and Boston.com to discuss news stories and issues. Julie Kramer will join Santoro at 10 a.m., and take the reins from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – delivering her special one-hour Lunch at Your Desk program at noon, with alternative hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Longtime Boston favorite and deejay-about-town Adam 12 takes over from 2 to 6 p.m., taking listener requests at 4 p.m. And Program Director Paul Driscoll will apply his legendary ears to showcasing the best in alternative talent from 6 to 10 p.m. Artist interviews, contests, events and live concerts will also play a consistent part in programming.
Fans are also invited to join the RadioBDC crew at a launch party at The Paradise Rock Club, headlined by Boston’s own Kay Hanley, at 8 p.m. on Aug. 16. Many fans also voted for the station’s first musical pick via the RadioBDC Twitter handle @RadioBDC, and on the Boston.com RadioBDC blog and RadioBDC Facebook page.
Triton Digital, a streaming audio leader that currently supports more than 5,000 stations, will provide RadioBDC’s platform with state-of the-art technology.
More information on programming, live performances and events will be released throughout the fall.
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