Friday, January 8, 2010

Caps Once Again on Cutting Edge of Technology

If you're like me, you might find yourself singing one of the many rockin' fan-rousing songs that play before and during Caps games at the Phone Booth. I for one am always trying to find the titles and artists of said music to put on my IPod - nothing makes you want to run that extra mile at the gym than a great head-banging hockey tune. Well, once again the Capitals, always on the forefront of new technology, have jumped ahead of the pack with the announcement of the new Capitals Radio Player!

Kudos for yet another groundbreaking idea and HM can't wait to hear all the player's and fans' favorite songs. Here's the official release from the team:

Capitals Launch Radio Player

Capitals partner with American Media Services Interactive, LLC

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals are partnering with American Media Services Interactive to launch “Capitals Radio,” a customized audio-on-demand player on “Capitals Radio” will play Capitals’ podcasts and other digital streaming content. Click here to listen to the Capitals Radio player.

The custom audio-on-demand player will give fans access to high-quality streaming music featuring Capitals’ arena favorites, music from the locker room featuring artists and songs selected by Capitals players. Fans will also have the opportunity to search channels, artists and genres, Capitals archived press conferences, post-game commentary and other audio highlights throughout the season. Fans that have recorded their own songs can share them with the Caps community by uploading their music through the player either by just clicking on the fan band link or going to

The player is the first of its kind in the Eastern Conference and second in the National Hockey League.

Audio and video segments featured on have proven to be extremely popular with fans looking for more Caps content. The site saw its monthly visits increase by 95% in 2008-09 and its audio and/or video podcasts routinely draw audiences in the thousands. Capitals Radio is the latest expansion of multimedia efforts on the team’s acclaimed website.

American Media Services Interactive LLC, launched by the founders of American Media Services LLC, is a digital media firm whose services include leading edge solutions for emerging media, engagement strategies for audio/video streaming, customized and branded music channels, HD radio formats, content management systems, custom application development, website programming and design and corporate/retail “Store-casting” at point-of-purchase. Visit their websites at, and

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