Thu Dec 29 23:10:11 EST 2005
Brian Vita replied:
>Several years ago we looked at a marketing a background music system
>from a company that claimed to be an off-shoot of some radio
>automation company (they never identified which one).
>The company tweaked the product several times during our negotiations
>and struck me as talking out of both sides of their mouths. We
>elected not to handle the product. The company was "American Music
>Environments" and they're still in business:
This could put us "on-topic" for radio:
AME is a subsidiary of RPM (Radio Program Management) in Michigan. RPM distributes a weekly, monthly and bi-monthly series of music CDs called Top Hits U.S.A. to radio stations and Mobile DJ's in the U.S. The songs have built-in 20KHz "cue tones" and they offer CD player Ultrasonic Cue Cards - PC boards that connect to a computer or automation system. Their trademark is "Ultrasoni-Q." RPM also offers music library services (CD or pre-loaded hard drives) to Radio Stations only.
Their president Tom Krikorian appears to be a voice-over guy and I think they offer (or used to offer) that service, too - although, I couldn't find it on their web site. He voices their phone answering machine and his style is very distinctive. Call (800) 521- 2537 (after hours) to sample his dulcet tones and authoritative delivery.
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