Slacker partners with ABC for content channels


Slacker Radio, the music discovery and on-demand online radio experience that includes over 150 expert-programmed music stations, announced new Lifestyle stations, in conjunction with ABC and ABC News Radio, that will be available on Slacker Personal Radio in early Q1. The Slacker lifestyle stations cover a broad range of content that is compelling and applicable to all listeners interested in healthy living, relationships, employment, fashion, technology, religion/spirituality, consumer news and much more. The lifestyle stations will also feature commentary by experts from a variety of sources including ABC’s Good Morning America and ABC’s key content partners.

The stations will allow listeners to easily skip over segments, similar to the song skipping on music stations, for a more personalized experience. Subscribers to Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium radio will have the additional benefit of being able create their own stations featuring all of the content available.

The new lifestyle content will launch in early 2012 for all levels of Slacker service, including the free version. Slacker Radio Plus is available for $3.99/month and Slacker Premium Radio (featuring on-demand music play), is available for $9.99/month. Slacker Radio also includes personalized ESPN Sports content, comedy, custom artist-hosted showcase stations, leading music festival stations and more.