Independent radio programming company Jones Radio Networks (JRN) is announcing the launch of their Jones Digital Audio Server (JDAS). A new delivery platform for distribution of radio content, live transmission began to affiliate stations from JDAS starting in November.
Manufactured by Wegener Communications, JDAS distributes content via Internet and satellite, contains a hard disk allowing local stations to receive affidavits files, liners, short-form programming and commercial distribution, is fully compliant with digital broadcasting specifications and all audio is prepared for HD encoding. JRN will carry on their multilevel replacement schedule of the older Starguide and Wegener networks, a staple since the mid ’90s.
President of Jones Media Group Robert W. Hampton stated: “JRN has always had a strong technological infrastructure and the launch of our new media server platform continues this commitment to provide the best possible products to our stations and advertisers. By our upgrade of technology, we are ready to meet the industry demands for the future.”