Slacker Inc. announced a partnership with American Public Media to bring APM programming to the Slacker lineup. The agreement was one of many timed for this week’s CES in Las Vegas.
Slacker users will be able to listen to APM’s “Marketplace” and “The Current” for free anywhere that Slacker is available, from mobile devices to Sonos wireless systems.
“We’re proud to work with Slacker and offer some of our most popular programming via Slacker Personal Radio,” said APM President and CEO, Jon McTaggart. “Marketplace produces the country’s top business and economic news programs, attracting 9.3 million listeners each week. And The Current is one of America’s top non-commercial Triple A music stations, cited frequently in Billboard and Rolling Stone magazines. We are pleased to offer Slacker users easy access to this award-winning programming.”
The Current on Slacker Radio will be curated and updated weekly with a mix of local and national musical content chosen by station programming staff. Marketplace on Slacker Radio will offer its popular and unique take on business news developments via the Marketplace flagship program, Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Tech Report, Marketplace Money and the Marketplace Index.
“Including American Public Media programming in our lineup of curated music and non-music content reinforces that Slacker is radio done right,” said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker.