Public Radio App Anchor Lets Listeners Contribute to Audio Content

By: Alyson Wyers - Feb 10, 2016
References: & techcrunch
This newly launched public radio app is trying to bring about the next generation of broadcasting. Based in New York, the Anchor app makes it easier to record and broadcast interactive audio content. Co-founded by Michael Mignano and Nir Zicherman, the company has a goal of offering "true public radio."

The public radio app hopes to make radio and podcasts more interactive mediums for listeners. Mignano says "The products being build for this space aren't being developed with audio in mind. The products put visual ahead of audio." Anchor sees a future that is multi-directional where people are able to contribute and the medium is more democratized. They do this by integrating a comment feature, giving listeners a way to react verbally to air streams.