Posted: June 8, 2012 at 8:20 am
AccuRadio, one of the leading brands of personalizable Internet radio (and the only one that specifically targets the P25-54 demographic, with a focus on adult-appeal genres like jazz, classical, Broadway, pop standards, country, adult contemporary, smooth jazz, and world music), announced today that it has launched seven custom channels of Tony Awards-themed music in cooperation with The Broadway League in support of Sunday night’s 2012 “Tony Awards” telecast on CBS-TV.
AccuRadio’s “Tony Awards Nominees 2012” channel features the Broadway musicals that have been nominated for awards this year, plus the “Best Musical” winners of the past ten years, plus the music of Bernadette Peters and Hugh Jackman, both of whom are scheduled to receive career awards on Sunday night. The other six Tony-themed AccuRadio channels include “Best Musicals” winners from 1949 to 1975, from 1976 to present, and from the entire era, “Best Scores” winners, nominees from recent years, and a “Signature Songs” channel featuring various Broadway stars’ best-known songs.
AccuRadio’s Tony channels can be blended together by listeners in any combination, or can be blended with any of AccuRadio’s other 650+ channels of music (including over 35 other Broadway-themed channels). Additionally, AccuRadio listeners can skip songs they don’t like, ban songs, ban artists, and share channels with their friends.
“With tens of millions of consumers now listening to personalizable Internet radio every month, we’re finding real interest in ‘niche’ genres like Broadway, mainstream jazz, classical music, and world music,” said AccuRadio founder and CEO Kurt Hanson.
The 66th Annual Tony Awards will be held on Sunday June 10, 2012. The live Tony telecast begins at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT on CBS, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. The Tony Awards are a joint venture of two organizations: The Broadway League, the national trade association for the commercial theatre industry, and the American Theatre Wing, a not-for-profit service organization for both the theatre community and the community at large.
AccuRadio’s seven Tony Awards-themed channels are available at www.AccuRadio.com/Tony.
The webcaster’s complete set of 44 Broadway-themed channels (including channels dedicated to specific styles, decades, and composers) is available at www.AccuRadio.com/Broadway.