Rock-Ola Jukebox to be Featured as "Wheel of Fortune" Prize

New Nostalgic Music Center Jukebox Showcases Touch Screen Interface, Holds Nearly 3,000 CD’s

LOS ANGELES (January 2007) Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation, the top U.S. maker of jukeboxes with an 80-year tradition of nostalgic American design and engineering, will debut on Sony Pictures Televisions’ popular, syndicated game show, "Wheel of Fortune" during the Country Music Singers Week in February 2007.  
Rock-Ola’s Nostalgic Music Center jukebox, which features a touch screen interface that brings classic Americana into the digital age and stores nearly 3,000 CD’s, will be a prize in which one lucky contestant will have the opportunity to win the unit. 

Rock-Ola owner Glenn Streeter said, "We're pleased to work with Wheel of Fortune to give its contestants a chance to win a part of Americana that has —like the Wheel of Fortune game show—retained its timeless appeal and maintained a faithful core of fans."

Rock-Ola jukeboxes combine the company’s signature classic design style with contemporary functionality.  The Nostalgic Music Center jukebox features an onboard digital music library that uses intuitive drag and drop touch screen technology.  Playlists can be built from the library based on a wealth of data including year, genre and artist.  The unit reads the CD inserted in the tray and retrieves the information from an online database via a broadband connection (wireless and dialup adapters available) and stores all the music and associated data on the unit’s 160 GB hard drive.  
Additionally, the Nostalgic Music Center can cross fade between songs to eliminate inter-song gaps, play short clips from the middle of songs to provide a preview of tracks, and also features a built in graphic EQ to drive the unit’s amplifier and speakers.  The Bubbler-based unit exudes classic jukebox styling with all-hardwood construction, hand-finished solid walnut components  and real die-cast chrome trim. 

Rock-Ola is the oldest and largest U.S. jukebox manufacturer in operation and was founded in 1927 by David C. Rockola.  Mr. Rockola invented the first wall-mounted jukebox in the 1950s. His legendary namesake is partially credited for the term we know today as “rock ‘n’ roll."

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