I have been using Slacker’s premium service for months now and really liking the UI and all the content they  have. One thing in particular has been the news channels they have. Today they are announcing that they have launched free interactive versions of The Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal and The Current. This is available to all users of Slacker. Slacker has partnered with American Public Media to bring listeners  their favorite public radio programs virtually anywhere and for the first time, these programs can be customized to the listener’s interests.

Slacker’s lineup now includes:
– A music catalog that is 10x the size of Pandora’s
– American Public Media, ESPN Radio and live sports, ABC News
– 200+ DJ-curated genre stations
– Ability to create custom radio stations
– Artist Showcase, festival and comedy stations
– Personal radio along with the option for on-demand

“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.

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