Slacker, ESPN Audio Launch 'Music From SVP And Russillo'
March 12, 2013 at 11:58 AM (PT)
SLACKER and ESPN AUDIO have launched a music channel featuring songs selected by ESPN RADIO hosts SCOTT VAN PELT and RYEN RUSSILLO. "MUSIC FROM SVP AND RUSILLO" features the full versions of songs played as bumpers on the show as well as commentary from the hosts and segments from the show.
“We’re pleased to partner with SLACKER to provide an outlet for the other passion SCOTT and RYEN share which is music,” said MO DAVENPORT, SVP of ESPN AUDIO. “While their love of sports drives ESPN RADIO’s SVP & RUSSILLO, fans can now hear some of the music they often share and discuss on the show by listening to the MUSIC FROM SVP & RUSSILLO station on SLACKER.”
“SLACKER’s partnership with ESPN and ABC lets us bring our listeners an untouchable mix of news, sports, entertainment and music online, on mobile and on demand,” said SLACKER SVP/Strategic Development and Content Programming JACK ISQUITH. “And by tapping into our deep library of music as chosen by huge music fans like SCOTT VAN PELT and RYEN RUSSILLO, we’re able to deliver unique, authentic programming like MUSIC FROM SVP & RUSSILLO that isn’t available anywhere else.”
“Music is a central part of SVP & RUSSILLO and our new station on SLACKER gives our listeners the chance to discover the classic songs we love and the new artists we’re enjoying right now.” ” said VAN PELT.
“I love what SLACKER has been able to do to help our fans get closer to what we do on our show. Personally, it’s by far the most-used app on my phone.” said RUSSILLO.