Weekly Top 40 Host Rick Dees Signs on with Audingo to Engage Fans via New Audio-Visual Social Media Platform
Mobile users hear directly from Dees via personalized audio and video messages in the form of a call, text or email
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rick Dees, host of The Weekly Top 40 Countdown heard on over 400 stations across the country and in 70 countries worldwide, will begin connecting with fans on a deeper level using the new mobile platform Audingo that incorporates audio and video capabilities, the Company today announced. Audingo is breaking ground in the audio-visual social media space, offering mobile users an unprecedented level of personalized interaction with public personalities and organizations. Listeners and longtime fans of the Radio Hall of Famer will now have the opportunity to regularly hear directly from Dees – in his own voice – through a phone call, text, email or video at and on a designated time and day of the week.
In July, Audingo announced that it secured $3 million in financing from angel investors. With these funds, the Company is rapidly expanding, making its unparalleled platform available for use by personalities, organizations and their supporters nationwide.
"Audio and video capabilities are the next natural step in the evolution of social networking, because using your voice to engage in conversation and looking at the person with whom you're speaking is innate," said Audingo Founder and CEO Michael Boukadakis, who is also a voice processing and IVR expert. "Audingo is excited to make that leap possible; the future of social media is here."
A recipient of The People's Choice Award, Rick Dees understands that the loyalty of his fans has largely contributed to his fame. Dees' adoption of Audingo is a strong sign of his dedication to those fans, as the platform facilitates direct access, the type of interaction they desire. Audingo offers subscribers the ability to join in on a conversation with Dees on the spot by utilizing the "talk back" feature.
"For years I've wished that I could connect with more of my devoted listeners on a deeper level – Audingo finally makes that possible," said Rick Dees, one of the most famous radio personalities in history. "I'm thrilled that I can now more intimately, regularly communicate with my biggest fans."
A household name, Rick Dees is an American radio personality, comedic performer and an entertainer. In addition to his internationally syndicated radio show, he is well known for his 1976 novelty song "Disco Duck," which sold over six million copies. Dees has received 15 consecutive "Radio Personality of the Year" awards from Billboard. He is also a Grammy-nominated performing artist, a Broadcast Hall of Fame inductee, and the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
To learn more about how Audingo gives fans access to organizations and public figures in the fields of radio & TV, sports, politics, music, ministry and more, go to www.audingo.com.
Audingo was founded in November of 2010 by CEO Michael Boukadakis, a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully built voice processing technology companies VoiceXpress, VEXIS Systems, Call Analytics, and Enacomm. The Company is a pioneer in the audio-visual social media space, offering a mobile platform that allows users to hear directly from choice organizations and personalities via personalized audio and video messages in the form of a call, text or email.
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