Slacker Radio Adds ABC News
July 20, 2010 at 11:37 AM (PT)
ABC NEWS is now available to users of SLACKER RADIO service. SLACKER listeners can now access a dedicated news station with the additional option to include headline news for top of the hour updates on any SLACKER Radio station; the service will also allow listeners to personalize the content by selecting stories they want to hear, in the manner of song skipping on SLACKER's music stations. ABC NEWS content will be available to subscribers to SLACKER RADIO PLUS, and users of the free SLACKER Basic service can try the feature free fr a 14 day trial period.
"ABC NEWS is excited to provide SLACKER listeners with award-winning audio news content," said ABC NEWS RADIO VP/GM STEVE JONES. "SLACKER offers their audience immense flexibility to enjoy custom content anywhere: in the car, on their phones, at home, and we are happy to provide the full range of ABC NEWS coverage to the SLACKER RADIO experience."
"SLACKER is the first to offer listeners access to such a wide range of customizable audio content -- from millions of songs across custom and expertly crafted music stations, to comedy and now ABC NEWS," said SLACKER VP of Marketing JONATHAN SASSE. "Our listeners have been excited about the prospect of accessing news in our service and we are pleased to be offering them premium content from one of the most respectable brands in a truly innovative way."