radio monitoring

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radio monitoring (uncountable)

  1. The systematic listening to, and reporting of, foreign radio transmissions in order to gather intelligence.
  2. Monitoring the content played from radios like commercials, shows and music and generate cue sheet of content played time, duration, frequency.


The radio monitoring is based on acoustic fingerprinting technology and the radio signal is compared to a fingerprinting database and return the matched results.


There are several radio monitoring service providers in the world:

ACRCloud (China) : Acoustic fingerprinting solution provider with music fingerprinting database.

Gracenote (USA): Acoustic fingerprinting solution provider

Audible magic (USA): Acoustic fingerprinting solution provider