ST. PAUL, Minn. and SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, American Public Media™ and Slacker, Inc. launched APM public radio programming, including new interactive stations featuring content from Marketplace® and The Current®, to the Slacker Radio lineup. Slacker Radio's millions of listeners can now enjoy customizable APM programming for free anywhere that Slacker Radio is available including on all major smartphones, the iPad, on the web at www.Slacker.com and more. The inclusion of APM programming reinforces Slacker Radio's dedication to being the premiere interactive radio service.
"American Public Media is committed to making its indispensible content as accessible as possible, to as many people as possible," said David Kansas, senior vice president and chief operating officer at APM. "Internet radio is a rapidly growing platform for accessing audio content, and our partnership with Slacker Radio represents an important opportunity for exposing our content to new audiences and expanding access to our content via new platforms."
Marketplace on Slacker Radio features its popular and unique take on business news developments via the Marketplace flagship programs, Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal, Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Tech Report and Marketplace Money. Listeners can interact with the station to create a personalized Marketplace program tailored to their interests, a first for Marketplace.
To listen to Marketplace on Slacker Radio, visit: www.Slacker.com/Marketplace
The Current is one of America's top non-commercial Triple A music stations. An interactive version of the station will now be curated, hosted and provided only on Slacker Radio. Because of the depth of The Current hosts' music knowledge, The Current station on Slacker Radio will be able to highlight great emerging artists from around the country, as well as feature the best music out of Minnesota, past and present.
To listen to The Current on Slacker Radio, visit: www.Slacker.com/TheCurrent
"American Public Media joins a growing list of interactive talk stations on Slacker Radio which already includes unique programming from ESPN Radio, ABC News and more," said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. "In another industry first from Slacker, we are proud to offer these interactive versions of The Current and Marketplace to all of our listeners today."
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 17 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, from millions of songs to custom content from ESPN Radio, ABC News and much more. Whether it's the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, the fully-loaded Slacker Radio Plus, or Slacker Premium offering on-demand access to Slacker's music catalog, 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 free Slacker Personal Radio applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry smartphones and more. For additional information visit: www.Slacker.com/about.
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