Apple is Adding NPR News Channel to iTunes Radio

Apple is Adding NPR News Channel to iTunes Radio

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Apple is adding National Public Radio (NPR) as the first news channel on iTunes Radio, reports Re/code.

NPR’s channel, which should be live today, will offer a free stream, 24 hours a day, which mixes live news with segments from pre-recorded shows like “All Things Considered” and “The Diane Rehm Show.” NPR officials say that within weeks, some of the broadcaster’s local stations should begin offering their own channels, with a similar mix of live and taped news.

NPR already attracts 30 million visitors a month to its free Web and mobile apps. VP of Digital Media Zach Brand says, "The public radio audience is very digital savvy, but there are certainly some of the millennials and other folks who are looking for their listening experience exclusively on digital, so we want to reach them wherever they are."

It's unclear what business relationship Apple has with NPR, since it is a nonprofit organization. “I would say that Apple has been very understanding of the business model and the connection that public radio has with their audience,” Brand said.

iTunes Radio recently overtook Spotify to become the third most popular music streaming service in the United States and there are rumors that Apple will make it a standalone app.

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Apple is Adding NPR News Channel to iTunes Radio
BritBrat - March 24, 2014 at 6:45pm
WTF Apple?!! Getting more and more liberal?! What's next?!! Freakin NPR which person on their right & sane mind would listen to all the parroting & bullshit spewing from those libTURD's mouths???Probably time to stop buying from you Tim Crook.
BitchBrat - March 24, 2014 at 7:04pm
Wtf bitch??? Ranting more and more crap!?! What's next, you'll make more to act like a smart ass?!! Freaking trolls on this site doesn't even understand shit they gimmick on. If you even hate it then why bother. It's just music, why whine about it if you don't like it? Probably time to grow up bitch.
Lolwut - March 24, 2014 at 8:36pm
Oh wow, do you not realize their are hundreds of different types of music people prefer terrible or not but you have to cry about it? I don't listen to that kind of music but what is the damn huge deal about, and how the hell is this a bad move for apple, in fact how does it relate to trusting cook? What point are you trying to make?
BritBrat - March 25, 2014 at 3:13am
Shut up ugly turd! LOL
BitchBrat - March 25, 2014 at 3:14am
How about Fck off whiny pansy.
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