Motorola iRadio® Debuts Public Radio Content
Motorola iRadio gives listeners their choice of popular public radio content anytime, anywhere from the one device they are never without.
LOS ANGELES, CA – 9 October 2006 – Millions of loyal public radio listeners will soon be able to tune in to their favorite public radio programs and podcasts on-the-go and on-demand through the award-winning Motorola iRadio® service.
A lineup of award-winning content from NPR, American Public Media and Public Radio International (PRI) takes its place today amongst Motorola iRadio’s 600+ channels of commercial-free, CD-quality music programming.
Among the offerings are:
* NPR podcasts such as Story of the Day, NPR Shuffle, and All Songs Considered
* American Public Media’s Marketplace, The Splendid Table and The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor
* PRI’s The World, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, and Open Source
Today’s content additions extend the reach of leading public radio programming to the mobile phone Motorola iRadio’s robust offerings already include the entire music catalogs from Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, Warner Music Group, and multiple independent labels, as well as news, talk, and weather programming from AccuWeather, The Associated Press, numerous local and national newspapers powered by Taldia.
“Motorola iRadio shares the public radio system’s mission to offer Americans high quality audio content that is meaningful and relevant to their lives,” said Jeff Stinson, Senior Director of Business Development, Motorola Digital Media Services. “We are pleased to build on listeners’ enjoyment of their local public radio stations by bringing this strong slate of content to their mobile phones.”
Motorola iRadio is the first digital music service to offer a truly seamless listening experience with audio that easily transitions from one location to the next—through the car stereo, home stereo and mobile phone. The service includes a growing library of more than 600 channels of music and talk, best-selling audio book content, educational and language courses, self-help programs, local news and weather, and classic radio shows, all alongside your personal digital music collection. Motorola iRadio is currently in consumer and partner trials in several major US cities.
Since its launch in 1970, NPR has evolved into a leading media company, primary news provider and dominant force in American life. In partnership with more than 850 public radio stations, it attracts 26 million listeners to the 150 hours of radio broadcast programming it produces and distributes weekly. NPR additionally produces two 24/7 channels for Sirius satellite radio and five 24/7 HD Radio multicast music channels. NPR began podcasting in August 2005 and has become the most prolific and successful podcaster among media companies. It currently offers nearly 70 titles under the NPR and alt.NPR brands, including news, features, commentary, discussion, information, culture, arts, humor and music. Its www.NPR.org site features extensive original online content, hourly newscasts, audio streaming and comprehensive NPR archives.
About American Public Media
American Public Media™ is the nation’s second-largest producer of public radio programs, reaching 14.2 million listeners nationwide each week. National programs include A Prairie Home Companion®, Weekend America®, Saint Paul Sunday®, Marketplace®, Marketplace Money®, The Splendid Table®, Speaking of Faith® and special reports produced by its national documentary unit, American RadioWorks®. American Public Media, along with Minnesota Public Radio and Southern California Public Radio belong to the American Public Media Group, a national nonprofit organization whose purpose is to develop resources, services and systems to support public media for public service. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be obtained at www.americanpublicmedia.org.
About Public Radio International®
PRI is public radio’s leading source for innovative programming, providing diverse voices and global perspectives for the public airwaves. Through partnerships with BBC World Service and station-based and independent producers, the Minneapolis-based network provides over 400 hours of programming each week, content that is broadcast and streamed online by almost 750 PRI affiliates nationwide, which reach 29 million listeners each week. PRI owns Public Interactive LLC, public broadcasting’s leading Web services company. PRI is also the managing partner of the satellite radio company American Public Radio LLC, established with Chicago Public Radio®, WGBH Radio Boston and WNYC, New York Public Radio®. PRI programming is available via XM Public Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. For more information on PRI and its programs, visit the PRI website at www.pri.org.
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