Philippe Generali, President/CEO
Chip Jellison, EVP/Technology & Development
Mike Powell, VP/International
Dwight Douglas, VP/Marketing
Neal Perchuk, VP/Sales US
Ravish Bhattiprolu, VP/Finance
Dean Karounos, VP/Information Technology
RCS is the world's leading provider of broadcast software, used by more than 10,500 radio and TV stations, cable music channels, satellite radio networks and Internet music sites worldwide. RCS has been the leader in software innovations since 1979. From GSelector4, the world's most powerful multi-station scheduling system, to Zetta the award-winning digital radio automation system, to our integrated traffic software Aquira, RCS has a complete suite of software products for today’s media outlet. RCS software solutions more advanced, extremely reliable, comfortably intuitive and expediently flexible and backed up by a world-class support team. RCS provides 24/7 support and assistance to all users in more than 100 countries. RCS developed real-time audio recognition technology, which drives Media Monitors and Mediabase, our divisions that monitor commercial and musical content on radio, broadcast TV, and cable. Media Monitors provides competitive intelligence information for markets in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and South Africa. While Mediabase produces airplay charts for radio, satellite and music television channels and tracks the success of each song in over 1,900 stations in the United States and Canada. Our global team of employees has a vast knowledge of every product and service produced at RCS. We believe in our customer’s success. We have the best problem solving and solution minds in the broadcast software industry. When you need software, you’ll want RCS.
Seeing the need for computerized song scheduling systems for radio stations, Andrew Economos left
NBC to create Radio Computing Services, now known as RCS. Dr. Economos led the way by launching the first software to schedule music at radio
stations throughout the world.
In 1979, RCS opened its doors with the first version of Selector® designed for music radio stations wanting to have more control over their song rotations, while maintaining balance and creating variety. Within the first year, Selector had its first station, the NBC owned FM station in San Francisco. Selector's rapid achievement pushed RCS to develop more software for the broadcasting industry.
Building on Success
RCS saw the need for a sister program to help programmers and sales departments schedule promotional announcements and jingles, or "links" as coined by RCS, so Linker® was created. In 1983, the Compact Disc (CD) and the era of digital music were born. Within five years, RCS introduced another innovation, its first complete on-air digital studio automation system called Master Control™ which, along with Selector and Linker, completed the digital paperless studio for radio stations everywhere. By 1993, RCS counted over 2,000 stations worldwide using its software; three years later, Selector broke the 3,000 mark.
The best use the best™
RCS continues to improve all its software programs and delivers updated versions with new features several times a year. A hallmark of RCS from the beginning was the need to base refinements and improvements driven by its loyal customers and experienced 'power' users of the products. Innovative ideas like Internet Voice Tracking™ and RCS RadioShow™ keep RCS stations on the cutting edge. iSelector™, the award-winning patented interactive Internet is another example of RCS developing groundbreaking technologies for its customers and clients.
Moving Beyond Radio
RCS developed real-time audio recognition technology, which has been used in its launch of Media Monitors, a separate company that monitors commercial and musical content on 1,000 radio stations in the United States, Canada and other countries. RCS RadioShow technology, developed by RCS, is a platform to program and synchronize graphic content to broadcast audio and display the results on any device equipped with a screen.
RCS is the world's leading provider of broadcast software, used by more than 10,500 radio stations, TV music channels, cable companies, satellite radio networks and Internet stations worldwide. In January of 2007 RCS merged with Prophet Systems Innovations. Prophet Systems brings industry standard products like NexGen Digital to the RCS suite of solutions.