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The CBS
Interactive Music Group and CBS RADIO’s leading news, talk and sports stations
today launched a new streaming platform creating the simplest, most
listener-friendly online radio experience in the industry.  Under the foundation URL Radio.com, the rich-data website has the
flexibility to allow consumers to listen, learn, discover, as well as build
their music profile through scrobbling with Last.fm,
the world’s leading music discovery website backed by a worldwide community of
more than 40 million unique monthly users.
 

Combining the
power of 130 CBS RADIO stations, along with hundreds of interactive stations
from its streaming partners, Radio.com has everything for users looking to
consume audio online.
 
           

Advertisers
will also benefit from the redesign and resulting increase in pageviews by enjoying
more ad placement opportunities, including a visual history of audio spots
heard while listening to the stream, and improved audience measurement.
 
           

Following
in the footsteps of CBS RADIO’s more than 90 updated music station websites and
the Radio.com iPad app launched in April, the new streaming media player is
built to provide the audience with an environment where they can immerse
themselves with information about their favorite station, band, or artist, and
read more on the latest developments in the world of music, sports, politics
and local news.
 

Core features that
have always been a part of the player such as display of currently-playing song
and artist, song history, station/genre/location search, favorite presets and
ecommerce options will remain with enhanced functionality, and the following distinctive
updates have been included:
 

▪ Robust artist
information, biographies, photo galleries, touring status and a list of similar
artists listeners might like all powered by Last.fm;
 

▪ Blogs, news feeds,
and video and audio clips from every CBS RADIO station with links back to the
originating Website.  Nearly 25,000
content posts are populated across the network of sites on a monthly basis;  

▪ Track your music
listening habits through scrobbling, the proprietary technology pioneered by Last.fm. Once a listener downloads the Scrobbler
Software they can see what artists they listen to the most, get
recommendations, and create personalized radio stations with the information
contained in their profile;
 

▪ On screen
access to Last.fm Trends, a daily blog post reflective of the more than 40
million scrobbles the music service receives every day.  As the go-to source for what’s hot right now
in the world of music, Last.fm Trends will also provide insight into which
artists are being played the most, and who to watch out for in the coming months;
 

▪ Share artists,
and stations with friends via email, and social networks Facebook, Twitter,
MySpace, and Linkedin, among dozens of other choices.
 

About CBS RADIO

CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market operators
and online radio services in the United States, with stations
covering news, sports, talk, rock, oldies, country, adult contemporary and
urban formats, among others.  Through the
combination of on-air, online, on-demand and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO offers
audiences an enhanced and customized listening experience. The division of CBS
Corporation operates 130 radio stations throughout the nation’s top 50 markets
including the most listened to news (1010 WINS), sports (WFAN-AM), rock
(KROQ-FM) and country (WUSN-FM) stations. 
Additionally, CBS RADIO broadcasts play-by-play coverage of more than
two dozen of the country’s leading professional sports franchises, and maintains
an exclusive agreement with both AOL Radio and Yahoo! Music Radio through which
CBS RADIO powers AOL Radio and Yahoo! Music Radio and distributes their
stations to its network of listeners.  For
more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com.
 

About CBS
Interactive Music Group


The CBS Interactive Music
Group is comprised of a diverse collection of leading consumer music brands
readily accessible across a variety of broadband, mobile and digital platforms
by a worldwide audience of more than 45 million unique monthly users.  Home to such properties as Radio.com,
Last.fm, and mp3.com, the CBS Interactive Music Group provides unmatched access
for music fans to interact with material from the biggest names in the
industry, as well as discover new and breaking artists and share their personal
taste in music with friends and other like-minded fans.
 

In addition, the CBS
Interactive Music Group powers both AOL Radio and Yahoo! Music Radio bringing a
total of more than 600 mainstream and specialty stations to the masses.  The division also has established content
partnerships with VEVO, the web’s leading premium music video and entertainment
service, and the popular gaming platform Xbox Live.  For more information please visit www.cbsimg.com