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DJB Radio: A History Of Innovation

Creating Award Winning Radio Software Is In Our DNA

Known by many as the ‘Godfather of Radio Automation’, Ron Paley has been at the forefront of broadcast innovation for more than 30 years.  Building on his decades-long legacy with the groundbreaking Media Touch system, Ron took over operations of Digital JukeBox in 2011 and rolled up his sleeves once again.  Over the years, Ron and his team have been responsible for many of the features you now find in all modern radio automation systems.

Where It All Began
1988 – Ron Paley proudly showing off an early Media Touch system built for Westinghouse Radio’s WBZ, 1010WINS, KYW & WCCO. This revolutionary touchscreen-based radio automation platform was also the first to use a computer-assigned audio router and no physical mixing console.

Under New Management
2012 – Ron Paley and a veteran team embark on their second radio automation venture with the purchase of the Digital JukeBox. With more than a century of combined experience in broadcast automation, DJB Radio was destined for great success.

The Digital JukeBox
2012 – The Digital JukeBox OnAir screen as it was at the time of the transition. The first release under Paley’s leadership was backward compatible with all previous releases of Digital JukeBox with the mission statement “No Customer Left Behind.”

Reaching New Heights
2019 – A mere seven years and three successful automation platform updates later, Ron Paley and Adam Robinson accept DJB Radio’s fourth NAB Best of Show award in six years for the flagship DJB Zone Automation system.

Ron Paley and DJB Radio have been in the forefront of innovating radio technical advances for over 3 DECADES!

Here are some of the highlights…