Mar 24, 2011
We have some big news from Slacker Radio for sports fans: Coming soon, you’ll be able to get ESPN Audio sports coverage right on your Android handset, as well as Slacker.com and other supported devices.
Slacker Radio subscribers will soon have access to a dedicated ESPN Audio station as well as customized coverage based on a number of preferences, including sport, region, team and more. You also gain the ability to integrate hourly SportsCenter updates in English or Spanish into any Slacker Music station, giving you a fully customized audio experience. You’ll have sports news coverage from a variety of ESPN programs and platforms including Mike & Mike in the Morning, SportsCenter, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and more.
As the largest sports radio network in The United States, ESPN Radio provides more than 9,000 hours of talk and event coverage annually to more than 750 stations, including stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, plus more than 350 full-time affiliates.
â€œIt has long been our mission to provide listeners with the ability to experience ESPN Audio content wherever they are and through whichever medium fits best into their busy lifestyle,â€ said Traug Keller, Senior Vice President, Production Business Divisions, ESPN, Inc. â€œThis new relationship will add unique value to the Slacker listening experience by showcasing customizable ESPN sports news and award-winning ESPN Radio programming.â€
Although the ESPN station will be available to all Slacker listeners for free, you will have to be a Slacker Radio subscriber in order to gain unlimited access to the full ESPN experience, including ad-free stations, unlimited skips, the ability to create a custom sports station and the choice to integrate hourly SportsCenter updates into your music stations
Slacker Radio Plus is available for as low as $3.99 per month and can be purchased by visiting Slacker.com or selecting the â€œupgradeâ€ button from within a mobile application.