“Did an ad play? Did my music air?”
Fifty Thousand Watt Software asks those questions and says its Listen4me program monitors for ads, music, jingles and promos from any source, including radio, TV or Internet streaming. Users give it a sound file sample of a recording they want to listen for.
Listen4me listens to the sample recording to “learn” what it sounds like, then listens to the audio stream to detect plays of the recording. It keeps a log of occurrences of detected recordings, including recording name, date and time. The log file can be imported into a spreadsheet.
The program also saves a sound file copy of the detected recording for later review and verification, and keeps a snippet of the preceding sound so users can determine what was playing right before the detected recording. It listens for up to 20 recordings at once.
Listen4me runs under Windows. A free fully functional 30-day trial is available for download from the company’s Web site.
The company also offers logging, off-air notification and other software for application-specific radio tasks.