WAMU’s Bluegrass Country launches iPhone application

by | 30 Mar, 2009

wamu_iphoneRelease is first and only all-bluegrass offering in the iTunes App Store

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.

We’re pleased to partner with Bluegrass Country in the development of the first bluegrass music application for the iPhone. Bluegrass fans from around the world will be able to enjoy their favorite music right on their iPhone desktop while making a small contribution to a great public radio effort Fred Jacobs, president of Jacobs Media

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.