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Providing broadcast listener participation




Title: Providing broadcast listener participation.
Abstract: A listener participation interface allows listeners to generate playlists that include media elements selected from a library of available media elements. The playlists generated by the listener participation interface are automatically compatible with broadcast automation software used by a broadcaster, so that little, if any, modification of listener-submitted playlists is required before the broadcast automation software incorporates the playlists into an actual broadcast schedule. ...


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USPTO Applicaton #: #20120321098
Inventors: Theodore A. Myers, Kevin R. Lockhart, Jeffrey D. Zigler, Alan L. Sledge, Richard D. Wooden, Jacqueline J. Lockhart


The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20120321098, Providing broadcast listener participation.

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED PATENTS

This application claims priority pursuant to 35 U.S.C. §120, as a continuation, to the following U.S. Utility patent application which is hereby incorporated herein by reference in its entirety and made part of the present U.S. Utility patent application for all purposes:

1. U.S. application Ser. No. 12/231,069, filed Aug. 28, 2008, and entitled “SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING BROADCAST LISTENER PARTICIPATION”, which claims priority pursuant to 35 U.S.C. §119(e) to the following U.S. Provisional patent application which is hereby incorporated herein by reference in its entirety and made part of the present U.S. Utility patent application for all purposes: 1.1 U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 60/968,710, entitled “System and Method for Providing Broadcast Listener Participation”, filed Aug. 29, 2007, now expired.

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FIELD

This application generally relates to information technology in the field of radio broadcasting, and more particularly to interactive radio broadcasting.

BACKGROUND

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In the field of radio broadcasting, present broadcast scheduling technology is not utilized to its full potential. For example, listeners are not able to interact with broadcasters to create, hear and rate broadcasting playlists. Therefore, there is a need in the art for a system and method for providing listener participation of that sort.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

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FIG. 1 is depicts an embodiment of a system that may be used for providing a listener participation interface.

FIG. 2 depicts an embodiment of a screen for a listener to register for access to a listener participation interface that may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software.

FIG. 3 depicts an embodiment of an interface for a listener to log into a listener participation interface that may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software.

FIG. 4 is an embodiment of an interface for defining and creating a playlist of media elements that may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software.

FIG. 5 is an embodiment of an interface having a selection of media elements that may be assembled into a playlist which may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software.

FIG. 6 depicts a display that may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software of a playlist that may be created by use of the interfaces of FIGS. 4-5.

FIG. 7 depicts one embodiment of an interface that may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software for viewing and listening to a playlist that may be rated.

FIG. 8 depicts an embodiment of an interface that may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software for a listener to rate a plurality of playlists that have been created and submitted.

FIG. 9 depicts one embodiment of an interface that may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software for providing frequently asked questions and answers regarding a playlist contest.

FIG. 10 is a schematic diagram of an alternative embodiment of a system that may provide a listener participation interface.

FIG. 11 depicts another embodiment of an interface that may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software for previewing, listening to, and rating one or more playlists.

FIG. 12 depicts another embodiment of an interface that may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software for defining and creating a playlist from a selection of media elements.

FIG. 13 depicts another alternative embodiment of an interface that may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software for a listener to rate and preview a playlist that has been created and submitted.

FIG. 14 depicts an embodiment of an interface that may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software for a radio broadcaster to manage and edit a playlist that has been submitted.

FIG. 15 depicts an embodiment of an interface that may be provided by the exemplary listener participation software for a radio broadcaster to incorporate a plurality of playlists into a radio broadcast.




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Application #
US 20120321098 A1
Publish Date
12/20/2012
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File Date
12/31/1969
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