ROK Acquires Pumpkin FM Old Time Radio Network and Re-launches as ROK Classic Radio Network

Mon 8th Oct 2012

ROK Global PLC, the mobile, web and industrial technology, applications and services company, has today announced the acquisition of online classic radio network, Pumpkin FM, which it has re-launched as ROK Classic Radio Network and is available at

ROK Classic Radio offers a unique library of 65,000 shows from ‘The Golden Age’ of radio, available as scheduled broadcasts online, around the clock, globally, which can be listened to via computers, tablets, iPods, smartphones and internet radios.

ROK Classic Radio has 5 distinct channels comprising British Comedy, American Comedy, Crime and Suspense, Science Fiction and the Classic Gold channel and includes such timeless classics as Steptoe & Son, Round The Horne, Life With The Lyons, Dick Barton, The Shadow, The Whistler, The Green Hornet, Dragnet, The Goon Show, Hancock's Half Hour, Dick Tracy, The Lone Ranger, Flash Gordon, Superman, Sherlock Holmes and many others.

“Pumpkin FM have a dedicated and loyal audience of more than 60,000 people who, remarkably, tune in more than 1 million times every month and have largely funded the service to date through voluntary donations.” Said Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK. “Our ambition is to keep the history of classic radio alive for the next generation of listeners and we will do this through dramatically increasing the reach of this unique service and content worldwide through advertising and cross-promotions with our ROK Mobile TV service which has an audience approaching 200,000 people.”

ROK  Global PLC was co-founded by US Billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK-based serial technology-specialist entrepreneur, Jonathan Kendrick.

In addition to being co-founder of ROK, John Paul DeJoria is Chairman and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems and is also  co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s leading premium tequila  brand.

ROK has pioneered many new and innovative products in the rapidly-evolving  mobile, web and industrial technologies space, including high quality mass-market Mobile TV which can be  streamed, live and on-demand, over mass-market 2.5G as well as 3G and Wi-Fi, the ROK Homeland Security service which it licenses to law-enforcement agencies, as well as multi-language text-to-speech technologies, the worlds’ fastest-growing online sustainable brands and products ecommerce portal, JP Selects, and a portfolio of innovative industrial technology products.

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