|WCBS-FM and WUSN-FM Debut as First of Five Popular Stations, Spanning Formats and Expanding Programming Selection on Number One Internet Radio Service|
America Online, Inc., the world's leading Interactive services company, today debuts two leading Infinity Broadcasting stations to the top-ranked Internet radio services, Radio@AOL and Radio@AOL for Broadband. New York City's WCBS-FM and Chicago's WUSN-FM will now be available for an online audience on AOL. In the coming weeks, AOL will follow up the launches with three additional leading stations, Los Angeles' KTWV-FM, Washington, DC's WPGC-FM and Chicago's WXRT-FM.
"This is a great win for our members," said Jim Van Huysse, general manager of the AOL Radio Network. "Infinity represents many of the most popular and recognizable stations in the country, across all formats. The addition of their leading Oldies, and Country stations, along with the upcoming launches of top Smooth Jazz, Urban and Rock stations, from across the country provide a perfect compliment to our wide-range of best-of-breed radio programming."
Infinity stations currently available on Radio@AOL and Radio@AOL for Broadband include:
WCBS-FM - New York City's home for "Motown, Soul & Great Rock n' Roll," WCBS-FM plays the greatest hits of the '60s & '70s. Take a trip back in time with renowned DJs Cousin Brucie, Dandy Dan Daniel, Bob Shannon, Norm N. Nite, among others.
WUSN-FM - Known in Chicago as US 99.5, America's Country Station, WUSN is the most listened-to Country station in America, according to the latest Arbitron Ratings. US 99.5 plays the best of new country, with plenty of classics. Fans can listen-in mornings for Big John's Big Picks, tap in to Trish Biondo's Nashville Hotline, enjoy their workday with Lisa Dent and Bill Lloyd, or spend their nights with Bill Garcia and Mike Myers.
In the coming weeks, three additional Infinity Broadcasting stations will make their online debut:
KTWV-FM - Southern California's Award Winning radio station, The Wave, pioneered the Smooth Jazz format when it launched in 1987. The Wave's rich, elegant blend of music mixes contemporary instrumental jazz with smooth vocals. Artists featured on The Wave include George Benson, Kenny G, Sade, Luther Vandross, Dave Koz, Phil Collins and many more.
WPGC-FM - The greatest hip-hop and R&B jams from the nation's capital. Listeners can find out what's happening in DC and hear from all the stars in the entertainment world on the No. 1 show in Washington, the Donnie Simpson Morning Show.
WXRT-FM - WXRT has been playing "Chicago's Finest Rock" for more than 30 years. XRT plays an eclectic mix of the best in rock programming from both "Then and Now," including anything from an old Bob Dylan song to the latest from Dylan's son's group, The Wallflowers, with a little bit of Blues, Reggae or Jazz thrown in. In addition to the traditional rock fare, the station allows listeners to get up to date with what's new in modern rock on the "Big Beat," have "Breakfast with the Beatles," un-earth favorite Dead tunes on the "Grateful Dead Hour," listen to a classic concert broadcast on "XRT's Eleventh Hour," and much more.
Radio@AOL and Radio@AOL for Broadband are AOL's proprietary Internet radio services under the AOL Radio@ Network, which also includes Radio@Netscape. The AOL Radio@ Network is the #1 Internet Broadcaster, according to Arbitron Internet Broadcast Ratings (powered by MeasureCast technology). The network is designed to transform the conventional radio experience, offering convenient 24/7 access to a vast selection of original and third-party programming, contextual information and integrated commerce. In addition to the Infinity Broadcasting station stream, the AOL Radio@ Network currently offers 175 best-of-breed music, news, sports, entertainment and seasonal stations, as well as features from today's hottest stars and most respected names in broadcasting.
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