Last.FM Discover Debuts in New York, L.A., Chicago, And SF
October 5, 2009 at 9:01 AM (PT)
CBS INTERACTIVE MUSIC GROUP launched LAST.FM DISCOVER TODAY at noon (ET), a new streaming and HD radio station dedicated to and influenced by the music discovery site, on CBS RADIO’s streaming platform, on various mobile devices and HD radio receivers WWFS (102.7 HD2)/NEW YORK; KCBS (93.1 HD2)/LOS ANGELES; WXRT (93.1 HD3)/CHICAGO; and KITS-FM (105.3 HD3)/SAN FRANCISCO. BRITISH Alt-Rockers MUSE being featured throughout the day to celebrate the launch of the station. You can listen online at www.last.fm.
Programming elements on LAST.FM DISCOVER include a variety of live performances from the NEW YORK studio, interviews with breaking and established artists and special features which will guide listeners through new music, users comments, events, recommendations and news. The station is user-driven and chooses its playlist based on LAST.FM’s weekly charts (www.last.fm/charts), which are determined by the service’s listeners.
Regular programs and features include:
LAST.FM RECOMMENDS WITH BRYAN VANGELDER, which plays popular songs from LAST.FM, followed by two songs that LAST.FM suggests for listeners and fans of the original song
LAST.FM DISCOVERS WITH SAT BISLA features the hottest songs and introduces new artists on LAST.FM
Live interviews and performances from the site’s most popular artists, recorded in LAST.FM’s studios.
SHOUTS, which guides listeners through some of the most interesting comments left by LAST.fm users about specific songs, followed by the song that inspired the message.
CBS INTERACTIVE MUSIC GROUP Digital Content Mgr./PD SETH NEIMAN said, "We are excited to bring listeners an eclectic mix of familiar and unfamiliar music and artists, which are determined by the listening habits of LAST.FM’s users. "LAST.FM DISCOVER really offers something unique to the radio space because it is a hybrid -- it has the qualities of both a broadcast and interactive streaming station."