Slacker Radio Review And Giveaway

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I recently learned about  Slacker Radio.

Slacker Radio is an internet radio service with a library of music four times that of its leading competitor – more than 2.4 million songs. Its genre includes Alternative, Blues, Classical, Country, Electronic/Dance, Hip Hop/R & B, Hits, International, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Seasonal, Spiritual, Standards/Big Band, and Youth. Slacker Radio recently created a “2009 Grad Party” station to celebrate graduates everywhere. The station is playing classic “School” and “Graduation” themed songs and it’s listed in the Slacker spotlight section.

I had to test it out. I went back into the recesses of my time for some personal favorites.

Trial #1: New Christie Minstrels. Success. Sure enough this 60’s group was there complete with its biography and selections from its Greatest Hits album. If you aren’t familiar with them perhaps you are with two of their members Barry McGuire (Eve of Destruction) and Kenny (The Gambler ) Rogers. Hubby was none too thrilled. He banned my singing but couldn’t stop me. I found MY kind of music. I told him to go find his.

Trial #2: Ferrante and Teicher. Win. This piano duo was there as well. Its instrumental classical and movie themes were rich and melodious with no clanging and crashing. Hubby was silent this time around. He had fallen asleep. I suppose he enjoyed hearing no vocals.

Trial #3: Song title this time. Rock and Roll Lullaby. Disappointment. Many artists but no B. J. Thomas–not good enough. I wanted to hear the Duane Eddy guitar and Blossoms harmony. Well, at least there were other 70’s hits he made.

About the time I decided that I like Slacker, I found even more reasons to like it. I discovered it is available on the web, Slacker G2 Personal Radio Player (Best Buys), the Blackberry, iPod phone, and Sony Bravia TV. The deal was cemented when I heard I could have a Free Account. The Slacker free account allows you to listen to all available radio stations and will occasionally have an ad. If you come across a song you don’t like you can skip it and move forward. Free accounts only allow limited song skipping – 6 song skips per hour per station.

A $3.99 Slacker Plus Option is also available. Slacker Plus gives you some additional features – unlimited song skipping, elimination of audio and banner ads and provision of song lyrics. Members with a premium account can also save their favorite songs so they can listen to them anytime. The charge for Slacker Plus is billed annually.

For more information, visit http://www.slacker.com/.

WIN IT!

One winner will receive a 1 year Slacker Radio Plus subscription. You must have a valid email already configured for Slacker to win so if you don’t have a Slacker account you will need to create one to be eligible to win.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter visit the Slacker site and create an account and check out some of the stations. Then return here and leave me a comment telling me what station sounds interesting to you.

BONUS ENTRIES

1 – Subscribe to my RSS feed.
1 – Follow me on Twitter AND leave your Twitter name here.
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1 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here.
1 – Place my button on your blog.

Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. This contest will end on Wednesday 07/15/09 at 11:59 pm est.  If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won.  Good luck to everyone!

26 Comments

  1. Fred, 

    Thanks for finding it for me.  I just played it on the U-Tube.  A lot of talented musicians were involved but being under contracts could not get a credit listing legally.  When the record company went bust, copies just never got out–hence it wasn’t the commercial success of other songs he made.  Thanks for ther input.  Please stop by again.

    Pat.

  2. Slacker is the lower leg articulations of the objects of apiarists efforts!

    I’m following on RSS through Google Reader.

  3. Hey Pat,

    I found your B.J. Thomas song on Slacker. You need to type in “Rock & Roll Lullaby” vs “Rock and Roll Lullaby.” It’s there. I’d never heard that song before…kinda like it.

    No need to enter me into the contest as I’m already a Plus subscriber.

    -Fred

  4. Hi Pat,
    I’m not sure if you can make one for ONLY that band. It will put in similar bands and become more specific as you heart or dislike songs. Maybe with the full version you can do that?

  5. I created my own station based on the band “Camper Van Beethoven”. Awesome, totally in love with Slacker.

  6. Hey! I have been a slacker member for a few months now and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I started streaming it at work when I could no longer stream my XM online for free anymore. I recently found out that having a slacker player is even BETTER for on the go listening enjoyment. 😀 I don’t have one yet but would consider cancelling my xm and pay for slacker if it wasn’t built into my car 🙁

    My fave stations are the Rock and Alternative spcifically from the 80’s and Party stations. My husband likes all the death and heavy metal.

    Everyone should listen to Slacker! @melissa_ochsner

  7. Love Slacker Radio!! My favorite channel is John Mayer Radio (custom station). I also like their 80’s rock station.

  8. I love the classic rock station!

    but i have made my own called “Roots of Rock” based on the CREAM station and all of its cohorts 🙂

  9. I love Slacker Radio! Most of the time I listen to it on my Logitech Squeezebox players. Lately, I have discovered a lot of new music I like listening to the Muse Radio station on Slacker.

  10. I heard about Slacker late last year, and I picked up a Slacker G1. I am very impressed with the service, and how it works.

    My favourite stations are Rock Hits, Indigo Girls, VNV Nation, Nine Inch Nails, and Depeche Mode. I really like the custom stations where you select a favourite band, and Slacker programs the station with similar artists.

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