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mSpot,
Inc.
, a mobile music and entertainment company, announces today a deal with
CBS RADIO and Last.fm that will add over 100 live local radio stations across
the U.S.
and the Last.fm personalized radio service to mSpot’s expansive mobile radio
line-up.  The new offering gives AT&T
Wireless customers access to one of the most customized listening and
entertainment experience in the market, combining the best of personalized
radio; local music, sports, news and talk radio stations; and commercial-free music
choices.
 

“We are thrilled to work with CBS
to deliver some of the best programming available on the radio to our mobile
customers,” said mSpot CEO Daren Tsui.
“Rapid handset and network improvements have fueled consumer demand for mobile
radio, and this partnership allows us to deliver an even better range of music
and talk options to our customers.”
 

As a premiere mobile music and
entertainment company, mSpot services in excess of 4 million mobile users in North America.  Among
the stations licensed by CBS RADIO are KROQ-FM (Los Angeles,
Calif.), WFAN-AM (New York,
N.Y.), and WXRT-FM (Chicago, Ill.).  Through Last.fm, users will be able to listen
to recommended music, create their own stations, and access artist bios. mSpot’s
radio applications allow customers to browse content, skip through songs on
select stations, access recently-played stations, and bookmark favorite stations.
 

“Mobile platforms
are beginning to provide engaging listening and music discovery
experiences for users looking to enjoy music anytime and anywhere,” said Jeff
Sellinger, Executive Vice President & General Manager, CBS Mobile. 
“Working with mSpot provides us with an opportunity to expand our CBS
Radio and Last.fm distribution to handsets that we might not otherwise
reach.”
 

mSpot’s radio network currently spans across AT&T,
Sprint, Verizon, Bell Mobility, Telus,
U.S. Cellular
and Boost. In total, mSpot has over 100 commercial-free music channels, over
200 local stations, and over 30 stations of talk content from popular media
firms including ABC, Fox Sports, NPR, Disney, SportingNews, Clear Channel, MarketWatch,
PRI, AccuWeather and Traffic.com.
 

According to market
forecasts from Deloitte, 2009 will be a big year for online radio: a
recent report
projects up to 20 percent growth in terms of
audience. mSpot has completed over 500 ports
to mobile phones supported across 10 North
American carriers and in 2008 saw its subscriber base increase to over four
million customers – a remarkable 260% jump since 2007.

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About CBS RADIO

CBS RADIO, one of the largest
major-market operators in the United
States and the No. 1 most listened to online
radio service, offers stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, oldies,
country, adult contemporary and urban formats, among others.  CBS RADIO operates 134 radio stations across
the United States
and offers audiences an enhanced and customized listening experience through
the combination of on-air, online and new media platforms.  A division of
CBS, CBS RADIO has embraced interactive programming through the use of
streaming, HD Radio, podcasts and mobile messaging, and maintains exclusive
agreements with AOL and Yahoo through which CBS RADIO powers AOL Radio and
LAUNCHcast, respectively, and distributes its stations to their network of
listeners. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com.
 

About
Last.fm
                      

Founded in 2002 in London,
Last.fm is the online, social music revolution that connects people with music
and artists with listeners. By joining the Last.fm community, music fans can
choose to share their music preferences by linking their media player to the
Last.fm database. This database is populated continually with over 600 million
monthly track submissions from Last.fm music fans. As a result, Last.fm can
intelligently recommend songs, artists, local concerts and even other members
based on their musical tastes. Thanks to partnerships with EMI, Warner Music
Group, Sony BMG, CD Baby, independent aggregators The Orchard and IODA, and
more than 100,000 independent musicians and 20,000 labels that upload music
directly to the site, Last.fm can draw recommendations from one of the most
extensive online music catalogues. Learn more about Last.fm at www.last.fm.
 

About
mSpot
            

mSpot is a mobile music and
entertainment company that services more than four million customers across 10
wireless carriers. mSpot helps consumers access music, custom ringtones, live
radio and videos from major music labels, movie studios and top brands
including CBS Radio, Last.fm, ABC, ClearChannel, Fox Sports, Sony Music
Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal Music Group and
Disney. In the U.S., mSpot
entertainment services are available through Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Metro
PCS, nTelos, Sprint, U.S.
Cellular and Verizon; in Canada
through Bell Mobility and TELUS. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California,
mSpot is on the Web at mSpot.com.