WAMU’s Bluegrass Country announced today the release of its new iPhone application, which enables listeners to directly access Bluegrass Country’s digital music stream with the touch of a button on the iPhone desktop. It is the first and only all-bluegrass music application in the iTunes Store.
The application, which is available to download for $1.99 from the iTunes Store, gives iPhone and iPod touch users 24-hour access to bluegrass and Americana music by artists such as Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley and Nickel Creek; live-hosted programs featuring Ray Davis, Katy Daley and Lee Michael Demsey; and popular national shows such as American Routes, produced by American Public Media.
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country continues to break ground in bringing bluegrass to a wider audience, which now includes iPhone users. Providing the first all-bluegrass music application to iPhone users expands the listening options for fans of this wonderful music and builds on our four-decade commitment to the genre by bringing it to bluegrass listeners all over the world through the iTunes Store. – General Manager Caryn G. Mathes.
The application was designed for WAMU’s Bluegrass Country by Jacobs Media, a media research and marketing company in Southfield, Mich., that provides consulting, strategic planning, iPhone application development and solutions for media and consumer-driven companies. Jacobs Media has developed more than 30 iPhone applications for media outlets, including radio stations KUT in Austin, Texas; WTMD in Towson, Md.; KBZT in San Diego and WRIF in Detroit.
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country is a member-supported public radio station dedicated to honoring the past and supporting the future of bluegrass. BluegrassCountry.org has more than 60,000 unique visitors per month. The station is on-air at 105.5 FM in northern Virginia, on HD Radio at 88.5-2, online at bluegrasscountry.org and now available to iPhone and iPod touch users through the iTunes Store.