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ESPN Radio and Slacker to Provide Live ESPN Stations on Slacker Radio

June 11, 2012


Slacker (News - Alert), Inc. has launched six new national, regional and Spanish language ESPN stations dedicated to live streaming of ESPN (News - Alert) shows and sporting events. Slacker subscribers can access the live ESPN content on the slacker’s website and through the free Slacker Radio mobile application available on all major smartphone operating systems.

ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio networks are two live ESPN Radio stations on Slacker. These stations stream ESPN sporting events and hosted programs. Slacker also features four regional stations offering programming for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas.

All Slacker Radio listeners will be able to receive all six live ESPN stations for the next 30 days, after which these stations will be available to all Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio subscribers.

"Giving sports fans the freedom to enjoy their favorite team and events when they're not in the stadium or in front of a television is very important to us," said Traug Keller, Senior Vice President, Production Business Divisions, ESPN, Inc. "Offering live ESPN Radio programming to sports fans through Slacker gives listeners an extremely flexible option for custom listening on-the-go."

Besides the live ESPN content, Slacker is also the first digital radio service providing ESPN Radio in a personalized manner, offering complete coverage of all major sporting events and top local and national news stories.

With the interactive ESPN Radio stations on Slacker, subscribers can enjoy content from multiple ESPN programs and platforms, including Mike and Mike in theMorning, SportsCenter, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and more.

"ESPN Radio is the most well-respected source in the nation for sports coverage," said Jonathan Sasse (News - Alert), Senior Vice President of Marketing at Slacker. "Adding live ESPN Radio programming to the Slacker lineup enhances the wide variety of content we're offering with customized listening for the sports fan, setting the Slacker Radio experience even further apart from anything else out there."

Edited by Braden Becker