Raymond Forbes-Schieche

Senior Brand Design Professional
[Under Construction] ︎︎
Year: 2016
Client: Entercom Communications Corp.
Project: The Sound - Radio Station Brand Refresh
Website: https://www.thesoundla.com/

Brand Identity, Brand Identity System
Role: Creative Director, Designer

The Sound planned to return to its roots as a music centric brand as well as its roots in celebrating the LA Rams’ return to its home. With their main competitor shifting in the format, there was an opportunity to own the classic rock format and unchallenged top-ranked station in that format.

The Sound reaches an average 689,000 per week on Facebook, publishing the most “engaging” Facebook content in Southern California radio. In addition, 2016 will have been the first season as the official FM home for play-by-play coverage of the Los Angeles Rams, the market’s first NFL team in over 20 years.

Core Audience: Men 40-54, 30% Hispanic, 65%+ Caucasian

Regain momentum in the market and format. Refocus the brand around longstanding passion for classic rock music. Increase brand awareness and secure brand's place as THE Classic rock station in Southern California. Increase listenership and bring new audience/listeners to the signal to sample the programming. Expand reach among the Hispanic Classic Rock fans as the Hispanic population of southern California grows.

Rebrand the station to reflect the true classic rock roots in music and content and Los Angeles lifestyle of the listener (music, sports, events, etc), while creating a unique and contemporary look. The new partnership with LA Rams would bring new and exciting sports content to core listeners and new listeners. The Sound was after to own all things CLASSIC.