Jelli is shutting down its user-controlled social radio platform on Sunday, June 29 at 11:59pm Pacific.
When we first launched Jelli’s social radio service, our vision was to transform how you listened to music on the radio and engaged with your favorite local radio stations. Five years later, after hundreds of thousands of Jelli users took control of broadcasts and picked millions of songs together on stations across the country, we proved that we could change radio and reinvent the experience.
However, in spite of our success, our social radio service didn’t take off nationwide as we had hoped. This has led the team to make the difficult decision to retire social radio and focus completely on a new innovation for the broadcast industry.
This is a bittersweet day for us. We have built so many great memories with you, and retiring our services is really hard. It has been quite a journey over the years with our Jelli users. We thank all of you for making this experience so special. You were super “radio active”.
The move will have an effect on other stations. Stratemeyer Media’s “Jelli 98.3” Metropolis IL/Paducah KY has rebranded its Classic Rock format as “Rock 98.3“. Brooke Communications CHR “Jelli 101” 100.9 KSKR-FM Roseburg, OR is promoting a “ceremony to say goodbye to a special friend” at 12pm today.