Slacker Adds Seasoned Digital Media Executive to Board of Directors
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Slacker, Inc. today announced that Steve Wadsworth, a former senior executive at The Walt Disney Company and a leader in the Internet and interactive digital media industry, has joined Slacker as an independent member of Slacker’s Board of Directors. Mr. Wadsworth spent 17 years at The Walt Disney Company where he was a pioneer for the company’s digital media and technology business.
Mr. Wadsworth’s career with Disney includes more than 11 years as Disney’s chief executive overseeing Internet and digital media. In his most recent role, Mr. Wadsworth served as president of Disney Interactive Media Group, where he led the global creation and delivery of entertainment and lifestyle content across digital and interactive media platforms.
“Expanding Slacker to provide an unrivaled range of music, entertainment and news is a top priority for 2012,” said Jim Cady, president and CEO at Slacker. “We are eager to have Steve lend us his expertise on the Board as we further develop the Slacker listening experience.”
“Interaction is a key component to the Slacker listening experience,” said Steve Wadsworth. “Slacker is taking a unique approach to radio by combining excellent content discovery with personalization on a growing collection of available platforms. The opportunity to join Slacker’s Board of Directors is an honor.”
The Slacker Radio experience includes over 150 expert-programmed and interactive music stations, along with customizable stations featuring ESPN Radio, ABC News, comedy, custom artist-hosted showcase stations and leading music festival stations. In addition, Slacker listeners can create their own personalized radio stations featuring their favorite music, news and sports. Slacker Premium Radio also includes on-demand access to the entire Slacker music library featuring millions of songs, reinforcing that Slacker Radio has the most varied and compelling range of customizable content offered by any radio service, while maintaining the most personal listening experience.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker offers the world’s most complete range of radio services. Whether it’s the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, or the fully-loaded subscription services Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio, listeners enjoy a unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, on connected home devices or on-the-go with Slacker Personal Radio applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, Palm webOS, Nokia, Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry smartphones. For more information visit: http://www.Slacker.com/about.
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