We have a passion for local radio.
Our main focus is providing small market stations with the digital space and resources to extend their brand online, gain new listeners and become attractive to a broader range of clients. We create professionally designed websites and tools that give stations a professionally-designed look.
We have combined these with the easiest content management system to use – WordPress. All of these combine to make make your site a joy to visit and super easy to maintain! We’re not about “trying to sell you something” and then be gone. We are passionate about small market/local radio.
President and Lead Developer
Jim Sherwood serves as chief creative, brand strategist, lead developer, meticulous project manager, and station collaborator for all Skyrocket Radio sites and projects.
Jim got his start in radio at WLSM in the small town of Louisville, MS in 1988. Since then he has worked on-air in all day parts and has held nearly every other station position at one time or another. Jim has worked for radio stations in several states and for iHeartMedia (Clear Channel Radio), CBS Radio, Cumulus Broadcasting and a few small locally-owned stations. He even hosted a morning show on an aircraft carrier for two years while in the Navy. Jim has a passion for radio history, music, gadgets and all kinds of geeky web stuff.
After 14 years at Clear Channel Radio, Jim left the industry in 2013 to devote full-time attention to his company, Mediagin Creative, a small freelance creative agency that develops WordPress websites as well as produces commercials for radio and TV. After being asked by the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters to speak to a panel of small market station owners about the need for better websites, it became apparent that an easy to use and low-cost solution was needed to assist smaller markets in competing for online ad dollars. Skyrocket Radio was born.
The Road Ahead
We employ several remote developers to help us with projects. We are working on an extensive list of website layouts and new online tools to help small market radio stations grow their online footprint. Our development cycle places emphasis on smooth style and robust features, so you’ll find that all our future releases bring something special to the table, whether it’s the design, the features, or the customization options.
If you are a developer interested in making cool things inside WordPress and you enjoy helping others, we might be a good fit. Let us know more about you.