SOURCE: ABQ Broadcast Network

ABQ Broadcast Network

February 23, 2015 11:42 ET

ABQ.fm Announces Launch of Smartphone App for New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwired - Feb 23, 2015) - With the continual fractionalization of radio today and the ubiquitous use of smartphones worldwide, ABQ.fm, helmed by Net Medical's CEO, Dick Govatski, proudly announces the first of its kind technology worldwide, with an emphasis on Albuquerque and the New Mexico markets.

Available now via Android or iPhone, ABQ.fm's lineup of twelve (12) stations, with many more to be offered in the coming months, will consist of genres absent in the Albuquerque market. Stations like Nash.fm for top country hits, true easy listening American Classic Radio, alternative music of the 80's and 90's on Cherry Pie Radio and Glycerin Radio and popular music of the 80's, ABQ Pop 80's, Swingin' 60's Radio, ABQ Jazz, Atomic Age Radio playing hits of the 40's and 50's all fill a market void that CEO Dick Govatski has identified as being largely missing from local terrestrial radio. Launching the App gives consumers up to the minute news and weather, headlines, talk, politics, sports and finance which are sharable and on demand. After the news and depending on the station choice, ABQ.fm will have continuous music as well as on-air radio personalities included in its unique programming and formats.

Govatski said, "I've been involved with technology for lots of years and I'm a huge fan of radio having worked in major radio markets as a personality in Detroit, Kansas City, and Indianapolis. I couldn't find anything I was looking for on the local dial so I decided to leverage my catalog of 35,000 songs that I've been collecting for years to share with others like me. With my team of technology developers, and friends in Silicon Valley, I wanted to share the music by specifically programming radio stations for each generation and for missing genres here in New Mexico. Moreover, late model cars are now directly connecting to smartphones and so this technology makes it easy to deliver these features to the market in a streamlined and efficient manner."

Govatski has been in broadcasting and in publishing with such successful magazines as MacWeek, Computer Shopper and Popular Electronics. For the last 20 years, he's been CEO and creator of publicly traded, Albuquerque based, Net Medical (nmxs.com), a worldwide tele-medicine company with over 400,000 patients a year utilizing their services via hospitals, nursing homes and prisons.

About ABQ.fm
ABQ Broadcast Network is a privately-held broadcasting company and uses patented Smartphone application technology in partnership with domestic and international based investors. The company is developing a wide range of local programming in various markets to offer programming not generally available in every market. ABQ.fm is a first to market application that works with Google Android and Apple iPhone apps that provide local markets with an all-in-one receiver for news, sports, talk and all music stations. The app is distributed free to listeners.

For more information, visit www.abq.fm or contact Dick Govatski, president and CEO, at 888-505-1212 or corporate@abq.fm.

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