Nashville, Tenn. (July 31, 2012) – The broadcast market is one saturated with country radio stations. Nonetheless, Nashville’s most recent Music Row edition, Renegade Radio Nashville, has certainly found its niche. As a strong advocate for new artists, the station – just over a year old – is on a mission to change the public’s opinion of Internet radio and broaden the possibility of what radio has to offer an artist.
The station – established by country radio host ‘Captain Jack’ Aponte – has seen significant growth since its first broadcast on June 7th, 2011. With a listenership of 3.5 million each month spanning 143 different countries, Renegade Radio has found its place as one of the most prominent country Internet stations. This growth has not gone unnoticed: in December of 2011, after just a few months broadcasting, it became the first ever Internet radio station to be given reporting status by Music Row Magazine.
Renegade Radio’s success comes as a direct result of a traditional broadcast approach combined with a refreshingly unconventional business plan. “We’re not an Internet radio station,” explains Bradley Drake, marketing and A&R director for the station. “We’re a radio station that just happens to broadcast on the Internet.”
“Listeners love a traditional radio station – but then they love to hear the latest sound coming from Nashville,” adds Captain Jack. “We broadcast a bit of both. In that way, we pride ourselves in offering the past, present, and future in country music to our listeners. It gives new artists a chance for some exposure and our listeners an opportunity to hear the latest in country music first.”
Broadcast exposure isn’t the only way the station promotes new artists: the station recently launched a series of comprehensive artist marketing plans for those looking for more than just airplay.
To listen to a live broadcast, download Renegade Radio’s free app from iTunes or visit www.renegaderadionashville.com.
About ‘Captain Jack’ Aponte:
Deemed ‘The Boss of the Beach’ and ‘The Host of The Coast’, radio DJ Jack Aponte’s deep voice and sense of humor have made him one of the most recognized radio voices on the east coast for over 25 years. Though his passion lies with country music and the Nashville music scene, his flexibility within formats has given him the unique ability to create a new and exciting radio experience for listeners. This was demonstrated in his development of Thunder 106, which quickly changed frequencies, exceeded its parent company’s expectations, and now has one of the largest listenerships in the country radio industry. Aponte has also developed the Thunder Road Concert Series to give his listeners an up-close and personal look at the latest music and artists coming out of Nashville. With a heart for exposing new country artists and their music, his multiple projects leave him little time for much else. Nonetheless, Aponte makes time to help those in need and has received numerous awards for his community service. For more information on Captain Jack, visit www.renegaderadionashville.com/captain_jack_aponte.htm.
Hailing from Sunderland in Northern England, country recording artist David Bradley’s English charm and soulful sound have made him a stand-out in the country music scene. His father, an oil engineer, exposed Bradley at a young age to the musical stylings of Kenny Rogers, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson – all of whoms’ music he’d brought home from business trips to Singapore, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi. Now living in Nashville, Tennessee, Bradley has had much opportunity to hone his own musical talents. A regular in writers’ rounds, he released album Movin’ On in 2010, which was produced by singer/songwriter/producer Brady Seals (Little Texas, Hot Apple Pie). His first single from the album, Soak It Up, put Bradley on the map as an artist and saw significant chart success. His second single, Hard Time Movin’ On (Rivers Rutherford, Gordie Sampson) did better yet, with the music video for the single (directed by Steven Goldmann) airing on CMT, GAC, and numerous other music video outlets. If You Can’t Make Money, Bradley’s latest single, was written by Brad Paisley, Bill Anderson, and Jon Randall. Despite his success, he still finds time to host a radio show every Wednesday and Friday afternoon from 1-2pm with Renegade Radio Nashville. For more information on David Bradley, visit www.davidbradleymusic.com.
About Lindsay Lawler:
Born and raised in Texas, Lindsay Lawler spent several years performing in Los Angeles before making her way to Nashville, Tennessee in 2007. After performing at the 2010 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas, she formed a partnership with the Truckload Carriers Association and has since been named the official spokeswoman of their Highway Angels program. Her single, Highway Angel, has given her exposure as an artist and become an anthem for truck drivers everywhere. She also wrote and recorded The Long Haul, a salute to female truck drivers. Lawler continues to support the truck driving community through her performances around the country and her radio show, On The Road To Nashville. For more information on Lindsay Lawler, visit www.lindsaylawler.com.