Friday, November 6, 2015

Are you one of us?

Our Classic Country Station, Q973 / 993 recently launched a new app and the response has been wonderful! Here are some of the comments we've received:

Hi.. John here.. I Am listening Via app from Alberta, Canada ... I have been searching for so long for a real country station that plays hits from the past.. Finally I found you guys.. Wow.. What a great selection of songs you air! 5 stars!

This is real music it's 100% real country music!

Hey guys this is Samuel Smith! Just want yall to know that I'm 18 and you're the reason why I know what REAL country is. None of this so called country, but TRUE country is. I appreciate what yall do. Keep the music playing!


I appreciate your station I work in Scottsboro and live in Chattanooga I listen coming and going. Todd.

I travel through eastern Tennessee from my home in Blount County, Alabama. I just love listening to WUUQ. Just heard about your new app today. ...L O V E I T ! ! I

Jon from Nashville. Thank you folks for playing real country music. Sadly we cannot get that on Nashville radio these days.


We can connect you to loyal listeners like this EVERYDAY! Just let us know and we'll be glad to go to work for you.

You can download our app now in the Google Play Store or App Store.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

How 10 Food Trends For 2016 Will Transform Restaurants

At this point a couple years ago, if you asked a restaurant executive how she might user Uber to build sales, she might have guessed as a prefix for the name of her brand’s Oktoberfest-theme burger. But now, Uber and Postmates are just two of the sharing-economy apps rapidly transforming foodservice and shaking up consumers’ expectations everywhere.

Going into 2016, there are dozens of similar forces shifting the ground beneath restaurants, and most of them are far beyond what brands have the power to control. While they are hard to predict, even for a data-rich firm like Technomic, they are easy to identify and understand, because they all spring from evolving consumer demand.

Major moves from the biggest restaurant companies—McDonald’s moving its food supply toward more cage-free eggs, for example—aren’t dictated solely by the bottom line. They’re dictated by what consumers need from foodservice brands.

Technomic just released its 10 major food trends for 2016 with this dynamic in mind. Because consumers are the impetus behind all the upheaval, take a look at each trend and see how many of them you’re driving with your own dining out preferences.

See the video and read the rest of the article here courtesy of forbes.com.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MILLENNIALS AT THE MALL: WHAT FACTORS DRIVE YOUNG CONSUMERS’ RETAIL DECISIONS?

Millennials fascinate marketers and retailers. These young consumers make up nearly a quarter of the population and already spend about $200 billion per year in the U.S. according to the Intelligence Group—a figure that should continue to grow as they age and become more established. But capturing these dollars has proven challenging. In the U.S., this generation has different interests than their predecessors, and marketers and retailers must pay attention to the unique shopping habits of this young generation.

Read then entire article here courtesy of nielsen.com.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bye-Bye, Black Friday? REI Proves It's Already Happening

Outdoor retailer REI says it is shuttering the shop this Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, and urging its customers to #OptOutside. It’s even extending the holiday to e-commerce, and says it intends to feature a black takeover screen on its site, encouraging customers to get outdoors with friends and family. Experts say that it’s just the latest example of Americans growing increasingly blasé about retailers’ relentless hype leading up to Thanksgiving weekend. 

REI, which is the nation’s largest co-op, says it sent a letter to its 5.5 million members, explaining that it intends to pay all 12,000 of its employees to skip the mall and head to the mountains instead, using a social media campaign to encourage them to share their outdoor adventures. (A dedicated Web site offers recommended hikes.)