Ft. Smith, Arkansas – April 2020 – Audio Acoustics, a business music supplier for over 50 years and an independent affiliate of Mood Media for over 50 years, announced the expansion of its Mood distribution and service area to include large parts of the state of Arkansas and Oklahoma. While this is a new office in Ft Smith for the Audio Acoustics team, the purchase of the Fitzhugh Mood franchise is more of a homecoming. 


According to company president Jon Baker, “The timing was right for both parties to enter into this new chapter. For us acquiring the western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma Mood franchise feels like coming home.”


In 1962, Vernon Fitzhugh and Jack Skaggs, as partners, purchased the Springfield, Missouri Mood (formerly MUZAK) franchise and changed the company name to MO-ARK Sound. In 1968, Fitzhugh and Skaggs decided that Vernon would keep the MUZAK franchise in Arkansas and Jack would own the Missouri franchise, which then became Audio Acoustics, Inc.


This purchase takes Audio Acoustics from serving over 3,000 businesses with their Mood services to just under 5,000 businesses. In addition to where they are currently servicing, Audio Acoustics will now be in Benton, Crawford, Franklin, Howard, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, Scott, Sebastian, Sevier and Washington counties in western Arkansas and Adair, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma.


Julie (Skaggs) Baker, VP and daughter of Jack Skaggs added, “Since our founding, it’s always been our goal to give our customers the very best in customer service. With our new office opened in Fort Smith, we look forward to giving our customers in the Arkansas and Oklahoma area the same great service.”


About Audio Acoustics

Audio Acoustics, Inc. is a complete professional audio, video and communications supplier. They began as a Muzak® franchise in 1962 installing business music systems and providing commercial intercom and paging systems. They have expanded to include professional audio and video, nurse call systems, and a number of related electronic systems for business in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. They offer many music formats, digital signage, video systems and programming, in-store and on-hold messaging, scent services, and drive-thru systems, along with quality sound systems.


About Mood Media

Mood Media is the world’s leading in-store media solutions company dedicated to elevating the Customer Experience. They create greater emotional connections between brands and consumers through the right combination of sight, sound, scent, social mobile and systems solutions. They reach more than 150 million consumers each day through more than 500,000 subscriber locations in 100+ countries around the globe.


Visit our Mood Services page to learn more about the services we offer.