Johnston County, NC - Already providing almost 11 years of Johnston County coverage on the Web for 20,000 monthly visitors, 4042.com today announced the addition of a new community service - 4042.com Radio.
Broadcasting 24/7, the 4042.com Radio schedule includes music, news and information concerning Johnston County, NC. In addition, as a CBS Radio News affiliate, 4042.com Radio will provide top-of-the-hour national newscasts as well as other content with a local community focus.
"It's a feature we've discussed for a number of years and we believe now is the right time to bring 4042.com Radio online alongside the main website," said owner and Webmaster David Lippard. "It's a full blown radio station operation. We just happen to broadcast on the Web instead of a tower."
"Our goal is to provide, along with the 4042.com website, another way for Johnston County residents to stay connected, entertained and informed," said Lippard.
The music format selected for 4042.com Radio is described as "The best music from THEN and NOW" and is based on what listeners would commonly find on their own iPods or MP3 players.
"Take a look at someone's music collection and you'll normally find a pretty good variety, not just one genre," says Lippard, "We've selected a music format with variety that we feel will appeal to the established demographics of the 4042.com website audience."
Johnston County currently has three daytime AM stations which program traditional country, gospel and contemporary Christian formats. A new FM station recently moved to Smithfield and is targeted at the Triangle audience. "We feel there is a definite spot on the dial for 4042.com Radio to fill - a full-time station that promotes Johnston County and provides an additional music choice," added Lippard.
As part of the kickoff for 4042.com Radio, tickets will be given away to the Feb. 21 Bon Jovi concert in Raleigh at the RBC Center through contest promotions.
4042.com Radio can be heard through any Web browser by visiting www.4042.com online. Apps for iPhone, Droid and Blackberry phones are in development and expected to be released soon which will allow the new station to be received by the majority of smartphones on the market.