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[03/14/13 - 10:36 AM]
ABC Radio and Slacker Announce the Second Season of "Dancing with the Stars" Radio, a Digital Station Available on Slacker and AOL Radio
"Dancing with the Stars" Radio will deliver an on-demand audio experience and unlimited access to key moments throughout the dance competition.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC RADIO AND SLACKER ANNOUNCE THE SECOND SEASON OF "DANCING WITH THE STARS" RADIO, A DIGITAL STATION AVAILABLE ON SLACKER AND AOL RADIO

"Dancing with the Stars" Radio Offers All-Access VIP Pass to the Ballroom

Features Exclusive Backstage Interviews, Behind-the-Scenes Show Highlights and Special Guest Contributors, Including "Dancing with the Stars" Champion Melissa Rycroft and "The View's" Sherri Shepherd

This week, ABC Radio relaunches its popular "Dancing with the Stars" station on Slacker, providing viewers with even greater access to the hit reality TV show. Now in its second season, "Dancing with the Stars" Radio will deliver an on-demand audio experience and unlimited access to key moments throughout the dance competition, both on and off the ballroom floor. Season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres on Monday, March 18 on the ABC Television Network.

Listen now: http://abcn.ws/dwtsradio

"Dancing with the Stars" Radio, distributed by Slacker and AOL Radio, will reach 40 million registered users across the country, offering an unparalleled backstage pass to one of the most popular reality programs on television. From fashion critiques to episode recaps, this digital audio channel features an array of on-demand content that listeners can customize based on their specific interests. Each week "Dancing with the Stars" Radio will capture the best moments from each episode including:

· Exclusive backstage interviews with all of the contestants from the dance floor every Monday and Tuesday night

· A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making the show

· Reaction from the judges and "DWTS" experts

· Jimmy Kimmel's weekly interviews with the ousted couples

Slacker Radio's "Dancing with the Stars" station also features commentary and analysis from several special guest contributors such as:

· Melissa Rycroft, champion of "Dancing with the Stars: All Stars" (Season 15)

· Sherri Shepherd, former "DWTS" contestant and co-host of "The View"

· Annie Barrett, Entertainment Weekly's "Dancing with the Stars" recapper

· Johnny Avello, Bookmaker for Wynn Las Vegas

· Kristin Maxwell, Editor of People Magazine's StyleWatch

"I am excited to join the second season of 'Dancing with the Stars' Radio as a contributor," said Melissa Rycroft. "As a former contestant, I really look forward to providing an insider's look at the competition and sharing my personal experiences with fans."

"ABC Radio is proud to partner with Slacker for the second season of 'Dancing with the Stars' Radio, and we look forward to providing fans with an opportunity to deeply engage with their favorite program, anytime, anywhere," said Steve Jones, vice president and general manager of ABC NEWS Radio. "Throughout the season the ABC Radio team will bring the best of 'Dancing with the Stars' to our listeners, from select backstage interviews to our all-star team of guest contributors."

ABC Radio and Slacker listeners can enjoy the "Dancing with the Stars" station everywhere the service is available, including all major smartphones, the iPad and on the web at http://abcn.ws/dwtsradio.

"Slacker is pleased to work with ABC to take fans behind-the-scenes of 'Dancing with the Stars,' offering interactive news and exclusive content that is not available anywhere else," said Jack Isquith, senior vice president, Strategic Development and Content Programming. "Slacker is the world's most complete music service, delivering millions of songs and news, sports and talk from ABC to ESPN - all for free across any device."

The two-hour season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars" airs Monday, March 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, followed by the digital live show, "After Party: Dancing with the Stars." This original digital show will follow Monday night's performance episode and will be available on www.ABC.com/DancingWithTheStars, as well as Facebook and YouTube.

About ABC News Radio:

ABC News Radio is America's largest commercial radio news organization, delivering daily newscasts and breaking news coverage to more than 1,800 affiliates nationwide and reaching approximately 77 million people each week. ABC News Radio also produces ABC Sports Radio and ABC Entertainment Radio, along with news, entertainment and sports audio and text content for an array of digital partners. ABC News Radio's digital audio partnership with Slacker Radio and AOL Radio provides a combined reach of 60+ million users. ABC News Radio is distributed to radio stations by Cumulus Media, which has 4,4000 affiliate radio stations reaching more than 110 million listeners in the 12+ demographic each week.

About Slacker:

Slacker is the most complete music service on Earth. The company delivers free and subscription-based access to millions of songs and hundreds of expert-programmed stations, plus news, sports and talk, on the web, mobile devices, in-car infotainment systems and consumer electronics platforms. By blending cutting-edge analytics with a team of expert music curators and content programmers, Slacker delivers a seamless music discovery experience and uniquely personalized entertainment. Slacker was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Palo Alto, CA and New York City. For more information about Slacker, or to listen for free, visit www.slacker.com





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