One of the stations affected by the decision to shut down the Jelli social platform has beaten Jelli to the punch. Brooke Communications CHR “Jelli 101” 100.9 KSKR-FM Roseburg, OR held an on-air funeral “to say goodbye to a special friend” at 12pm today. After killing off the Jelli platform, which as the station explains online was due to the decision made at the Jelli corporate level, the station began running an imagingless CHR presentation. That will conclude on Friday when the station will relaunch as “I101“. Utilizing a localized voting system, the station will continue to present itself as having its playlist influenced by listeners.
Jelli is shutting down its user-controlled social radio platform on Sunday, June 29 at 11:59pm Pacific. Telling users: 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...[Read More]
Brooke Communications’ 101.1 KSKR-FM Roseburg, OR becomes the third full time terrestrial affiliate of Jelli. The station has dropped its simulcast of sister Sports 1490 KSKR and gone CHR as “Jelli 101.1“. KSKR-FM joins Jelli’s own “Jelli Rock 94.5” KXLI and “Top 40 Remix” 96.7 KYLI in Las Vegas airing the user controlled service on-air 24/7. In addition to KSKR AM and FM, Brooke Communications operates News/Talk 1240 KQEN, Country “Best Country 103” KRSB-FM, and Variety Hits “104.5 Sam-FM” KKMX in the Roseburg market.