LOS ANGELES – On February 18, 2015, Krypton Radio became the first science fiction themed radio station in the world to release player apps for all major mobile platforms. The new player apps were released for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Blackberry 10, making Krypton Radio’s unique brand of nerdy audio entertainment available for about 96% of the world’s mobile devices.
Krypton Radio was founded in 2009 by movie industry veterans Gene Turnbow & Susan Fox along with a small group of friends who wanted a sci-fi radio station but couldn’t find one – so they made it themselves. Since then the internet-only station has grown dramatically, from a small fan-run project into a full service radio station and news site for nerds. It now marches to (and plays) a different beat, one defined by the fans themselves. The science fiction and comics fandom community generates billions of dollars of revenue each year, and is second in size only to pro sports fandom.
Krypton Radio is, by far, the world’s most popular radio station truly dedicated to not just one fandom or genre, but all of them. Catering to fans of science fiction, fantasy, comics, steampunk, gaming and anime, the Krypton Radio format appeals to the entire spectrum of pop culture enthusiasts. It’s partly supported by advertising sales, and partly by contributions from its tens of thousands of listeners around the world.
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