Multimedia Convergence – The GET Story:
Radio continues to thrive in Rural America – and can and will for a long time to come.
How is this possible with the digital onslaught sweeping media?
Simple, people in “flyover communities” have been ignored by major media. So instead, they welcome each morning with their radios for the latest prices on grain and pork bellies. They are glued to their radios on Friday night when they can’t get to the high school football game or the baseball team is playing 100 miles away. They listen to the local high school basketball games, and they love their music, and their DJs (at least at the stations that haven’t killed this locally monopolizing feature).
In rural markets (those outside the top 100 MSAs) broadband is a myth…they have cellphones but don’t have anything close to the 4g you would expect in a big city.
How do these people survive? They plant crops and listen to the local radio.
Rural US markets have been ignored for years. That represents 19% of the US with 63 million people who live in these areas.
Rural radio is still dominant, trusted as a family friend and is the hub of information in small towns.
Strategic business relationships with high speed wireless companies that will enable GET to deliver up to 100mb Internet into these markets and provide a wide range of services no other media company is offering in one group.
Lack of technical adoption and subsequent brand loyalty for those providers that deploy and gain the trust of the community. GET can create massive barriers against other potential providers and competitors.
Provide true “radio” on the Internet with offline publicity and more.
GET is buying trust and access by acquiring communication hubs in rural communities.
Radio stations will be cash flow positive in communities that have opportunities for growth both on air, and through the Internet, broadband and other services GET will deliver.
Stations will be in smaller markets that will have a lifespan of up to 20 years providing for ample depreciation time and ROI on initial acquisition costs. Stations will be transitioned from terrestrial broadcasts to online Internet Radio, loyalty and trust will be maintained, facilities will be used for online broadcasts, and the local presence will be preserved in an online format.
Wireless and Internet
What passes for “broadband” in rural communities costs $70 per month (or more) with onerous long term contracts and normally only with speeds of 15MB (download).
But what if you could have up to 100mb Internet (upload and download)?
That may be a reality with GET both domestically and internationally.
GET has been invited into strategic partnerships with several different technology companies that will fuel its global wireless, rural energy generation and broadcast strategies in a variety of ways.
GET will have develop in-house products to bring to market soon. It will also acquire and own outside technology produced and this creates multiple additional revenue streams besides deploying broadband networks.
These technologies will complement each other and provide the fullest range of multidimensional media available anywhere. Some of it is off the shelf available now while other additional parts are presently in R&D.
GET will use its radio station acquisition strategy to create next-generation tech solutions by acquiring and developing app and gaming development companies - technologies that will become cash flow generators quickly.
Getting young companies with promising, but unproven technology, will be a part of this - inexpensive assets - that means not as much upfront capital into any one company. The risk is further mitigated because:
GET will acquire them as talent acquisitions. If any of these young companies should fail, their staffs can be repurposed and their talents used elsewhere in GET. Technologies will be owned and reused by us.
Over 700,000 Internet radio stations exist right now and they come online quickly and disappear just as quickly.
Why? Because the vast majority of them aren’t properly programmed, maintained nor deliver the content and music that people want or expect.
Pandora is not radio – it’s a jukebox that forces obnoxious songs on you before you can listen to the one song you want to hear but only after you’ve also been subjected to a screaming commercial first. Pandora is for sale and loses around $10 million a month. Their management keeps saying they are cutting edge and will wipe out terrestrial radio.
Everyone should have dreams. It’s just that their daydream hasn’t and won’t come true.
What’s Internet Radio missing? The very things that make terrestrial radio successful such as quality local programming, creative ads and, of course, quality air talent.
GET will create a blended network of its radio stations, programmers and DJs to provide the quality and uniqueness of stations that people want to listen to and will care about.
GET’s Dain Schult, Announces Advanced Syndication Production Research on Dixie Flyer Radio Hour
AUGUSTA, Ga. – January 19, 2017 - PRLog – Global Entertainment Technology, Inc., (“GET”), a Wyoming C corporation, has announced advanced syndication production research on a proposed short form Saturday night syndicated program that will be known as “The Dixie Flyer Radio Hour” for deployment in the future from its American Internet & Radio division (“AIR”) and its syndication wing, The Miracle Wonderland Radio Company.
GET CEO, Dain Schult, remarked, “The Dixie Flyer Radio Hour is a programming idea near and dear to my heart. My grandfather was a railroad engineer who used to run the Dixie Flyer between Atlanta and Chattanooga.
“As a lifelong railfan, it was only fitting and proper to honor my grandfather, the railroad for which he worked 43 years and this standard of grand Southern passenger trains, the Dixie Flyer.
“The Dixie Flyer was a passenger train that several different railroads combined to operate between Chicago, IL and Miami, FL through Nashville, Chattanooga and Atlanta on its way to the East Coast of Florida all the way down to Miami. In particular, it was the pride and joy of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway (NC&StL) – my grandfather’s road.
“Starting in the late 1800's it ran through the South up until the mid-1960's before finally being discontinued. A number of songs were written about the train over the years.
“We’re testing various short form programming cues for our proposed slate of Saturday offerings. The Dixie Flyer Radio Hour will combine, Country, Bluegrass, Comedy and Theater of the Mind programming to give the listener the impression that the show is actually originating from the club car of the Dixie Flyer on its way from Chicago to Miami.
“What has developed from this research is the idea for of a variety of one-hour programs that will cover various formats for GET and can also be syndicated domestically and internationally.”
For more information about the development of The Dixie Flyer Radio Hour (link to the show demo listed below), contact Dain Schult, GET’s Chief Executive Officer.
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Management regularly provides news and additional information believed to be true and accurate at the time of dissemination but has no requirement to modify, comment or change in the future should circumstances change or information prove to be inaccurate for any reason. This is not a solicitation for funding or investment in the Company. Additionally, GET makes every effort to comply with all applicable laws.
Global Entertainment Technology, Inc.
Dain Schult, CEO
http://www.getglobalentertainmenttechnology.com (Link to GET’s corporate website)
http://www.dainschult.com (Link to more information about Dain Schult)
https://youtu.be/8GGXzhprfOQ (Link to The Dixie Flyer Radio Hour Teaser)