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TouchTones option allows those in Tulsa terminal to control music with jukebox-like system.
Oklahoman Published: July 22, 2014
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Airport terminal music has app

Leaving on a jet plane? Perhaps you’ll want to hear a reprise of that classic Peter, Paul and Mary tune before you board. At Tulsa International Airport, you now can select music and determine the order of songs played in the terminal by buying credits at a jukebox inside the terminal or via a smartphone app. Airport Director Jeff Mulder sees the new service as part of the airport’s effort to improve the travel experience for airport guests. “We often receive feedback from passengers regarding the background music that is playing in the terminal,” Mulder said in a statement. “Now, if passengers want to hear a specific song or genre of music, they have the ability to change what’s being played.” The airport still is able to control what type of music is played and will block songs with explicit lyrics. The airport anticipates the agreement will generate at least enough revenue to cover the cost of the service. The airport’s partner, TouchTunes, is featured in more than 60,000 bars and restaurants across North America.

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