Happy 1-Year Anniversary SoKing Internet Radio!


It was one year ago today (Feb. 15, 2012) that we launched a bold new experiment in local media – SoKing Internet Radio (SKiR) – the first ‘Hyperlocal Internet Radio Station’ tied to a local blog network in the entire country*!

Launched with a live broadcast to a packed house at Burien’s Tin Theater, SKiR is online and available anywhere in the world, 24/7 (tune in here), playing all-local music along with great original programming like Pat Cashman and Lisa Foster’s Peculiar Podcast (Noon weekdays), The DUI Joe Show (Thursdays every four hours) and Artist Spotlight with Norm Bowler (sporadically throughout the week).

And we’re looking to expand our lineup – with new local music, original shows (submit music or original show ideas here) and much more.

TuneInWant to listen to SoKing Internet Radio on-the-go? Search for “SoKing” on TuneIn and listen to us on your mobile device!Apps are available for iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and others!

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You can also find us in the Radio section of iTunes and AppleTV! Just go to the Alternative Rock category and scroll down to SoKing Internet Radio!

FIRST-YEAR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • We released our first original CD – The Bubbleator Sessions Vol. 1: Trip Like Animals – recorded live in the historic Bubbleator from the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair!
  • Our average listener tunes in for a whopping 69.1 minutes!
  • Listeners total sessions (365-days): 1,557 session(s)
  • Unique listeners: 1,270 listener(s)
  • Unique countries: 65 countries (!) – for some reason, we’re big in Finland:
  1. United States: 420 (27.0%) US
  2. Unknown / Local: 229 (14.7%)
  3. Finland: 167 (10.7%) FI
  4. Germany: 102 (6.6%) DE
  5. Canada: 81 (5.2%) CA
  6. Italy: 58 (3.7%) IT
  7. United Kingdom: 56 (3.6%) GB
  8. Mexico: 55 (3.5%) MX
  9. Brazil: 36 (2.3%) BR
  10. Other: 353 (22.7%)

UNIQUE SKiR FEATURES:

  • Live, updated information showing which song and artist is playing.
  • Listeners can vote and rate each song to push it up our Charts (continually-updated Top 20 Chart is here: http://sokinginternetradio.com/top20/).
  • Listen through your web browser or mobile device through numerous options; here are some other ways to listen:
    • Tunein App for iPhone.
    • Winamp App for Android.
    • You can also find us in the Radio section of iTunes and AppleTV! Just go to the Alternative Rock category and scroll down to SoKing Internet Radio!
  • Links to purchase music on Amazon.com.
  • A ‘Tracks Played‘ page that shows how many times we’ve played each track.

COMING SOON:

  • In 2013, we’re looking to launch at least one more original show.
  • We also hope to soon be producing regular, all-local newscasts as well!

To listen to SKiR, just click below, then choose how you want to tune in:

http://sokinginternetradio.com

Some of the music we play includes:

WE’RE FULLY LICENSED & PAYING ROYALTIES
We’d also like to point out that SKiR is 100% fully legal and licensed, which means we’re paying out royalties to all ASCAP/BMI/SESAC/Soundexchange affiliates.

PLEASE LIKE US!
Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter too!

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RADIO
To hop on board the SoKing Internet Radio revolution with our innovative, “live read” Advertising solutions, email [email protected] and we’ll send you our rate card.

SHARE YOUR MUSIC
If you’re a local band, musician, songwriter or artist who has some music you think we should be playing, email your MP3s or links to [email protected], along with artwork, links and a brief bio.

*We confirmed that SKiR is indeed the first ‘Hyperlocal Internet Radio Station’ tied to a local blog at the national “Block by Block” Journalism conference in Chicago in Sept. 2012.


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One Response to “Happy 1-Year Anniversary SoKing Internet Radio!”
  1. Dustin says:

    I know it’s little late, but congrats on the success! I’m always happy to see other internet radio stations finding success. It will not be long before internet radio is the industry standard. Just like all forms of media, everything is turning towards internet.

    We started a very similar station in Philadelphia, Gashouse Radio. We support the independent music scene, and we are 24/7, fully licensed as well.

    Good luck with everything

    Dustin

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