The New Meaning of Slacker
Slacker, an online radio network, has added a new LGBT Pride channel to its already diverse mix of music on the go. And while all the usual suspects are represented – dance, club mixes and disco being the most popular – listeners also hear from emerging alternative and LGBT artists like country’s Chely Wright and pop’s Adam Lambert. And Gaga – there’s definitely no shortage of Gaga. We even caught a little Donna Summer this morning to kick off one hot weekend.
Slacker’s LGBT Pride station can be found in the “specialty” station category online and pretty much anywhere that Slacker Radio is available. Listeners can now tune in on the web, too, and on smartphones and iPad.
And while Pandora seems to be king of the streaming stations these days, we did a little research and discovered that Slacker’s catalog is about 1o-times the size of Pandora’s. But like most online stations, listeners can create custom settings and tune into more than 200 DJ-curated channels, like the new LGBT programming.
Slacker (with new headquarters in San Diego) got started in Austin, a musical capital, and covers major music events around the world – Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Bonnaroo, to name a few. And for the talk show fiends, there are plenty of non-music stations geared to news, sports and comedy. No word on whether Slacker will add an LGBT talk radio component to the network – yet.
Perhaps the coolest claim to fame? Artist Shepard Fairey helped design the logo.