SiriusXM CEO: Pandora to Make Sirius Subscribers More Sticky

SiriusXM CEO James Meyer says that Pandora will make Sirius subscribers more sticky and will overall reduce churn. Meyer indicates that Pandora’s focus on advertising revenue will also help Sirius monetize the two-thirds of auto sales free trials that don’t convert to a paying SiriusXM subscriber.

Kristi Lee: ‘Bob & Tom’ Co-Host Announces Departure

Bob & Tom Show fans are surely saddened to learn that longtime co-host Kristi Lee is in fact leaving the show. “It’s true I am moving on. I wish nothing but the best to all who are involved in making…

Pandora Gives Users an Hour of Ad-Free Music If They First Pay Close Attention to an Ad

Pandora is heralding the full rollout of its Sponsored Listening feature, which has been in beta since last fall. With Sponsored Listening, Pandora offers listeners a deal: You can have an ad-free hour of music, uninterrupted, if you just pay…

Apple Is Censoring Dr. Dre (and Everything Else) on Beats 1 Radio

Today, Apple launched Apple Music to the world. And Apple’s always on, “progressive” radio station Beats 1 is currently censoring the music it plays worldwide. Apple, who gave Dr. Dre a “senior role” in the company when it acquired his…

Google Play Music Now Has a Free, Ad-Supported Radio Tier

To some people Google Play Music, Google’s subscription music streaming service, may have gotten lost in a sea of other offerings. But now, just a week before Apple launches its new music streaming platform, Google is reminding you about its…

Pandora Will Sell Day Passes for Ad-Free Music

Pandora is looking for ways to increase revenue, and it’s come up with a way to get users to pay for music, without actually forcing them to commit to a full-on subscription to the premium service. Pandora confirmed to GigaOm…

Pandora Is Now Letting Artists Message You

Everyone’s getting in on the messaging craze, even Pandora internet radio. Have you ever wanted Lenny Kravitz to send you a message, just before you listen to one of his songs, explaining his thoughts behind said song? That’s now a…

Pandora Hikes Price, Cites Rising Royalty Rates

Like most music streaming services, Pandora’s users are mostly the non-paying kind–the ones who are perfectly content to deal with some ads in order to avoid paying a monthly subscription fee. If you’re one of those 200 million+ people, you…

Lauren Conrad Reveals Favorite “Position”

Lauren Conrad is a true lady. The 28-year-old first started on on Laguna Beach, quickly morphing into a fashion designer, blogger, best-selling author and a natural role-model. Through all of her adventures, LC has seemingly remained true to herself. During…

Mike Francesa Sure Knows How To Open A Swag Bag

Getting swag is a perk of being a celebrity, whether you’re A-list or D-list. One of the next events where gift bags will be given is Super Bowl XLVIII, and this swag kit will be given to those attending the…

Pandora Lands On Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast has thus far only been used as a video streaming device for services like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. That’s not to say that the Chromecast can only do video, however, as a major player in the online music…

NPR Buyouts: Plan To Cut Staff By 10%

NPR announced on Friday that it will attempt to reduce its staff by about 10% through voluntary buyouts, in order to balance the budget. NPR is a very popular source of news and entertainment for many people, and it is…

Rush Limbaugh Signs New Deal With Cumulus

Those who lean to the right politically will be happy to know that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh just signed a new deal with Cumulus. Limbaugh announced on his Friday show that he signed a three-year deal with…

Astronomers Find Extra-Galactic Radio Bursts

Astronomers this week announced that the first confirmed radio bursts from outside our Milky Way galaxy have been detected. A team of astronomers using the Parkes Observatory in Australia have detected four bursts, each originating from billions of light-years from…

Fired: Radio Hosts Made Fun of Athlete With ALS

Modern sports radio often walks a fine line between opinionated and offensive. Three radio sports talk hosts who crossed that line this week have been fired after airing a skit that made light of a former NFL player with Lou…

Will Apple Announce An Online Radio Service Next Week?

We’re probably not going to see an iPad, iPhone or other major hardware reveals from Apple at WWDC next week. We are going to see the new OS X and iOS. Now reports are coming in that we may also…

Barkley: Gay Players Were “No Big Deal” In The NBA

Charles Barkley knows a thing or two about the NBA. He was a player for more than 15 years so surely he would know something about gay players in the league, right? In a radio interview on the Dan Patrick…

CES 2013: Chrysler Brings Internet Radio to Its Dashboards

Chrysler announced today at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that apps for some of the most popular internet radio services will be added to its Uconnect software in the near future. The car manufacturer is calling…

Radio-Emitting Jet Detected From Andromeda Black Hole

Astronomers revealed this week that they have detected an intense radio emission from a black hole’s radio-emitting jet. The emission was moving at more than 85% the speed of light, though it was also “quite variable.” The observations, published this…

iHeartRadio Surpasses 135 Million Downloads

Clear Channel announced today that its iHeartRadio service has surpassed 135 million downloads and 20 million registered users. On top of that, the iHeartRadio network is now seeing 239 million monthly listeners and over 48 million monthly digital uniques. “Registered…