American Public Media Partners with Slacker Radio
APM Content Including "Marketplace" and "The Current" Soon Available to
Slacker's Millions of Listeners
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Slacker, Inc. today announced a
partnership with American Public Media to bring award-winning public radio
programming to the Slacker lineup. Slacker users will be able to listen to
APM's Marketplace and The Current for free anywhere that Slacker is available,
from mobile devices to Sonos wireless systems. Emphasizing Slacker's
dedication to being the ultimate radio resource, this partnership is yet
another step in allowing Slacker listeners to enjoy an incredibly diverse
collection of radio content right at their fingertips.
"We're proud to work with Slacker and offer some of our most popular
programming via Slacker Personal Radio," said APM President and CEO, Jon
McTaggart. "Marketplace produces the country's top business and economic news
programs, attracting 9.3 million listeners each week. And The Current is one
of America's top non-commercial Triple A music stations, cited frequently in
Billboard and Rolling Stone magazines. We are pleased to offer Slacker users
easy access to this award-winning programming."
The Current on Slacker Radio will be curated and updated weekly with a mix of
local and national musical content chosen by station programming staff.
Marketplace on Slacker Radio will offer its popular and unique take on
business news developments via the Marketplace flagship program, Marketplace
Morning Report, Marketplace Tech Report, Marketplace Money and the Marketplace
"Including American Public Media programming in our lineup of curated music
and non-music content reinforces that Slacker is radio done right," said
Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. "From
customizable sports content to national and world news, DJ-curated Slacker
stations and now public radio, Slacker offers a unique and compelling range of
content for our listeners."
To get the free Slacker mobile application, simply direct your mobile web
browser to www.Slacker.com.
About American Public Media
American Public Media is one of the largest producers of public radio
programming in the world, with a portfolio reaching 16 million listeners via
nearly 800 radio stations nationwide each week. Information on Marketplace can
be found at www.Marketplace.org. Information on The Current can be found at
www.TheCurrent.org. American Public Media is the parent organization for
Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio and Classical South
Florida. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be
found at www.AmericanPublicMedia.org.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker offers the world's most complete range of radio services. Whether it's
the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, or the fully-loaded subscription
services Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio, listeners enjoy a
unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play
highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, in Ford vehicles
with SYNC AppLink, on connected home devices or on-the-go with Slacker
Personal Radio applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for
Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, Palm webOS, Nokia, Android, iPhone, and
BlackBerry smartphones. For more information visit:
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a Fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SlackerRadio, watch Slacker video
content at www.YouTube.com/Slacker or visit www.Slacker.com.
Slacker and Slacker.com are registered trademarks of Slacker, Inc. All other
trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.
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