KCCK-FM and The Iowa Channel debut iPhone apps for mobile listening
KCCK-FM, the public radio station operated by Kirkwood Community College, has launched an application in the iTunes App store which enables listeners to hear the station on their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
Funding for the apps came from a grant from the Iowa Arts Council.
“For years, people have asked KCCK when we could increase power, for better reception locally, and also to hear our station in other communities,” says Dennis Green, KCCK General Manager. “Now, by combining our webcast with a free iPhone app, KCCK and The Iowa Channel are available wherever and whenever someone wants to hear great music, no matter where they are.”
There are actually two KCCK iPhone applications. One is for Jazz 88.3 KCCK, the station’s award-winning jazz format. A second application has been developed for The Iowa Channel, a new program service developed by KCCK which features Iowa-based artists playing Jazz, Blues, Worldbeat, Latin and Rock.
To access the apps, listeners can search “KCCK” or “Iowa Channel” in the iTunes App store.
Audio for both stations can be accessed by devices running other operating systems as well, including Google Android. Visit the stations’ websites, www.kcck.org and www.iowachannel.org for more information and instructions.
KCCK was one of the first stations in the nation to offer an online webcast, streaming its signal since 2001. The station has fans all over Iowa, and has heard from listeners as far away as Spain, Russia and the United Kingdom. The Iowa Channel broadcasts over the air on a second audio channel made possible by digital HD Radio technology. Online and mobile device access for The Iowa Channel is a key part of the new station’s branding plan.
Jazz 88.3 KCCK-FM is a locally-programmed public radio station owned by Kirkwood Community College, broadcasting in analog FM and HD Radio at 88.3 FM. Johnson County translator at 106.9 FM and webcasting at www.kcck.org.