This Super Bowl Sunday, radio broadcast software developer Jump2Go plans to relay the score to radio listeners of Super Bowl XLIX in Seattle and Boston markets via RDS and other means using a new tool, GameDay.
GameDay is an iOS mobile device tool for directing the company’s JumpGate activity with participating radio stations. In this case it will be used to provide live scores of the Super Bowl on KIRO(FM), Seattle, and in Boston on WBZ(FM), “The Sports Hub,” via RDS and HD Radio. It will also aid partner company Shape Social in concurrently tweeting live scoring activity from the Twitter feeds of Bonneville’s news/talk KIRO and ESPN affiliate KIRO(AM).
“This project began as a labor of love in support of our Seattle Seahawks. As we proceeded, it became apparent we needed to share this technology,” says Jump2Go Founder Allen Hartle. “We were inclined to believe it would be the Patriots and the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, so when the premiere New England sports station inquired about our scores system, we moved rapidly to accommodate them. We are also huge fans of CBS Radio. In Boston, the general manager of WBZ(FM), Mark Lund, thought the technology looked awesome.”
KIRO’s Director of Engineering Tom Pierson said of a recent beta test of GameDay, “I loved the scores, just wish the score would have stayed up for two hours after the game so we could celebrate longer.”