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Sep 05, 2017


Imaging App Connects with Radio Automation Systems Directly

From Smartphones, Tablets or Desktops.

New York, NY – September 5, 2017 - United Stations Radio Networks, Inc., (USRN) today announced major enhancements to PHANTOM PRODUCER’s Auto-Load feature that can push customized production to a user’s on-air automation system – from any device – fully programmed.  The new upgrade means station Programmers and Producers, using a range of automation platforms including Wide-Orbit and NexGen, can load and schedule imaging via the cloud with one tap of the finger, thereby eliminating the need for real-time “dubbing” of the audio and eliminating the time and manpower usually needed to trim, time and program the piece.

As programming and production staffers find themselves covering more stations over wider territory, the Phantom Producer App allows the freedom to work from multiple locations while still being connected to each studio play-out system.  Multi-format and multi-station Programmers can toggle between accounts without needing to establish new connections, while deejays that use the service while on the air, can rapid-fire their produced pieces into the automation as music is playing, and they can do so from a tablet, smartphone or computer.

These new features have been developed in direct response to user requests, including adaptations to include various auto-ingesting methods used by stations to add relevant data and audio in one action to save time.  One subscriber, Cooper, from a Phantom Producer affiliate owned by Eagle Communication, said “I can create fresh imaging every day in just a matter of a few minutes…the auto-import feature works flawlessly and in no time at all, I've got a ton of fresh imaging on the radio station.”

This announcement comes from USRN’s EVP/Programming, Andy Denemark along with Phantom Producer’s Executive Producer, Jeff Thomas – known for creating the Killer Hertz music and sound design libraries.

Phantom Producer is operated by a team of world-class station imagers and is currently serving the CHR, AC, Hot AC, Rock, Classic Rock and Classic Hits formats as well as two Country services and one service exclusively for morning shows.  Learn more at www.phantomproducer.com.

United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. is America's leading independently owned and operated radio network.   USRN currently produces and distributes dozens of format-specific programs and services accounting for over 6000 affiliations with commercial radio stations in the U.S.  The New York-based company maintains programming, sales and affiliate marketing offices in New York, Lo Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington and Nashville.  USRN was founded in 1994 by radio pioneers Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky.