Press Release: NRT Announces Massive Expansion Of Groundbreaking Online Radio Station, NRT Radio Category:Music Views:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2013
NewReleaseTuesday.com Announces Massive Expansion Of Groundbreaking Online Radio Station, NRT Radio More than 140 new songs, expanded programming and “Rewind” selections, new electronic dance music show, iPad Mini contest -- all part of massive overhaul.
BOISE, ID -- NewReleaseTuesday.com--the largest Christian music and entertainment destination online—announces the launch of a major overhaul of its official online-only radio station NRT Radio (http://www.NRTRadio.com) with all-new programming and special promotions.
Rolling out this Friday at Noon Eastern time, listeners will instantly hear the difference, with more than 140 new songs from every musical genre added to NRT Radio's more than 9-hour-long playlist.
NRT Radio reaches listeners in 118 countries who stream more than 15,000 total listening hours of music every month (TLH) with an average session length of 63 minutes. The station can be heard on http://NRTRadio.com, NewReleaseTuesday’s NRT Mobile and NRT Weekly apps, the TuneIn radio app, and iTunes, among other sources.
"While most radio stations are selectively adding three to five singles a month, and staying on hit songs for months at a time, NRT Radio has always been about delivering what's new in Christian music," said station program director and NewReleaseTuesday.com President Kevin McNeese. "The recent expansion of the station holds true to that calling."
Since September 2010, NRT Radio has provided a unique listening experience found nowhere else online. The station combines all genres of Christian music with no repeats, no DJs, and no commercials.
In addition to the stable of fresh and emerging songs (and all-new station ID liners), NRT Radio has refreshed its "rewind" collection for the first time since its launch--featuring more than 300 songs that reach all the way back to 1995. A new rewind selection plays at random approximately every 45 minutes.
Finally, the station's weekend lineup--featuring top-quality, nationally syndicated Christian shows--will expand with new programming and an extra broadcast hour starting at 7 p.m. Eastern on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The new programming includes SonRise, a two-hour hit music show broadcasting Saturdays from 7-9 p.m. Eastern, and a 6-hour block of worship on Sunday mornings.
Friday and Saturday nights are getting a significant octane boost as NewReleaseTuesday.com, in conjunction with DREAM Records, announces collaboration on the first hour-long syndicated Christian electronic dance music (CEDM) show hosted by David Thulin, titled The Reconstruction.
"The Reconstruction is the realization of a decade-long dream of bringing CEDM to the general public," says Thulin." This young and underground genre deserves to see the mainstream, and that is my mission."
In celebration of this expansion, NRT Radio is running a contest now through the end of May that will allow listeners to unlock a secret code for a chance to win an iPad Mini. One number of a 10-digit code is given at random at the top of every hour. Everyone who breaks the code will get a free song download from David Thulin's new hit remix album, Reconstruction.
"There are certainly listeners out there who appreciate knowing every song that comes on the radio," said McNeese. "But we believe music education is sorely lacking in the Christian radio industry. There is simply a tidal wave of new music every quarter that goes virtually overlooked by traditional Christian radio. We're excited to take on the responsibility of introducing fans to as much new Christian music as possible through NRT Radio, and we believe the listening experience will be unmatched."
Mari White Presents The Newsboys Debuts Tomorrow On NRT Category:Music Views:
NewReleaseTuesday.com Launches Web Series:
"Mari White Presents The Newsboys"
Boise, ID -- NewReleaseTuesday.com, the largest Christian entertainment site online and part of the FrontGate Media group, is pleased to announce a limited-time exclusive partnership with the founder and CEO of Lady White Entertainment, Mari White, on the series re-launch of Mari White Presents The Newsboys.
The show, which originally aired on TV and follows the band during the making of their award-winning Born Again album and tour in 2011, is debuting online as a Web-series beginning April 3, 2013. All 20 episodes will be available for the first time to stream for free at http://nrt.cc/newsboysshow.
Mari White has a long history of experience in the entertainment industry. She originally decided to take on the Newsboys project after having witnessed a live concert with the band in New York City. The enthusiasm of the audience and their wide-open faith compelled her to accept the challenge of launching the series on television. Thus, the first series of Mari White Presents the Newsboys--an MTV style Christian reality show for teens and young adults--was independently financed, produced and broadcast on over 12 major networks nationally as well as worldwide, reaching 80+ million viewers. In addition, the show has been honored with multiple awards.
The Newsboys consist of members Michael Tait, Jody Davis, Jeff Frankenstein and Duncan Phillips. Their message of Christ's love and sacrifice is delivered in every concert, and the story resonates in the hearts of those that follow the band's progress. The show features not only their performances, but takes viewers behind the scenes to see what life is really like as member of the Newsboys.
"Getting to know Mari White and her heart for bringing quality Christian entertainment to audiences has been a true blessing," says Kevin McNeese, Founder of NewReleaseTuesday.com. "We've enjoyed a successful relationship for years with the Newsboys. They truly are one of the hardest working bands out there and this show captures their life so well. I've been able to watch this series for the first time online and it's an unprecedented look inside one of Christian music's biggest bands. We're honored to be the exclusive online home for viewers to discover a side of the Newsboys they've never seen before."
This is the latest in a series of recent partnerships with Newsboys for NewReleaseTuesday.com following the media sponsorship of their fall 2012 tour and recent launch of the first NRT-shirt that's free with the purchase of new shirt designs from Newsboys' drummer, Duncan Phillips (http://nrt.cc/NRTshirt).
Established in 2001, FrontGate Media (http://FrontGateMedia.com) is the leading culture-engaged media group & marketing service reaching the faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to USA Today, and the only media group founded for the purpose of marketing others' projects rather than publishing content. This foundational focus on marketing has made FrontGate a leader for innovation in reaching the faith-based audience.
The firm just received the 2013 Crystal Trophy as the "Best Faith-based Website" in the Internet Advertising Competition, and was also honored with two 2012 WebAwards receiving the Standard of Excellence in Marketing and in Faith-Based.
FrontGate's ad network provides reach to more than 10 million people and 6 million email subscribers. The group includes the leading faith-based audience sites in their categories including ChristianCinema.com, NewReleaseTuesday.com, iTickets.com, ProjectInspired.com, Rapzilla.com, WashingtonTimes.com, WorshipTogether.com, and more, as well as key magazines and events. A complete roster can be found on the Media Kits channel at FrontGateMedia.com. In addition, the firm's Audience Delivery Services include strategy and execution for Public Relations, Social Media, Media Buying, Global Pay Per Click campaigns and Merch Development. The company plays a key role in the success of movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists, and more seeking faith-based and faith-friendly audiences.
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The End Of An Era - Goodbye NRT Forums Category: Views:
More than likely, you are getting to this blog post by trying to enter our forums. Long story short, as of March 26th, the NRT Forums have become part of our site's history.
The long story...
When we relaunched NRT back in July of 2007, the forums were the centerpiece of what we hoped would be a vibrant community of Christian music fans. We had no expectations. Simple dreams and visions. And we quickly realized that those would become a reality as music fans flooded our new NRTeam community and began to connect using our new site forums. We doubled the size of our forums, we saw hundreds of thousands of posts, we had an entire moderator team and things we're rocking and rolling.
And then MySpace started to die off, quickly replaced by Facebook, and followed by Twitter, and yes, even text messenging. And the way we all communicate with each other seemed to morph overnight with the newest and latest technology, leaving what was once a vibrant and active NRT forum community in the dust faster than we could utter the words, "Hey, remember us?"
Well, don't shed an NRTear for the forums. We've ensured you haven't lost any NRTeam Bonus Points you earned for past activity and we're working on huge changes to the site that will continue to help all of us music fans stay connected. Community is still a major part of our vision and we'll be introducing a lot of new functionality into the site in the coming months that will compliment the changing technology around us.