AOL Launches New Radio Offering

    June 10, 2008

AOL has launched a new version of its AOL radio that features a redesigned online player, along with 150 CBS Radio stations.

The new player is powered by CBS Radio, and allows users to skip songs, add unlimited channel presets and share streams with AIM users.

Browsers that support Adobe Flash v.9 can access AOL Radio with no sign-up required and users of AIM 6.0 and higher can listen to AOL Radio through the mini-player in their buddy list. Integration with AIM is included in the browser-based player through the “share this” tab, allowing users to share stations they are listening to with their buddies.

AOL Radio users will be able to access a collection of CBS Radio programming including WFAN-AM, 1010 WINS in New York, KLSX and KRQQ in Los Angeles, WXRT in Chicago, and WVEE in Atlanta. AOL Radio includes more than 200 stations in 25 musical categories.

Along with the new player, AOL plans to release downloadable versions of AOL Radio for Winamp and the Mac in the coming weeks, and is working on widgets that will let users access stations directly from other AOL and third-party applications.

“The new AOL Radio underscores AOL’s ongoing commitment to provide users with the best all encompassing radio experience available,” said Kevin Conroy, Executive Vice President, AOL. “With over 350 streams, 150 of them from CBS Radio, AOL Radio is unmatched in breadth of streaming audio content available online.”