ABC Radio Re-Launches Popular DANCING WITH THE STARS Station

Today ABC Radio re-launches its popular "Dancing with the Stars" station on Slacker, providing fans with behind-the-scenes access to the ABC hit reality TV show. Now in its third season, "Dancing with the Stars" Radio will deliver an on-demand audio experience and unlimited access to key moments throughout the competition. Each week "Dancing with the Stars" Radio will follow the Season 17 cast as they battle it out on the dance floor for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. Season 17 of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres on Monday, September 16th on the ABC Television Network. LISTEN NOW

"Dancing with the Stars" Radio, distributed by Slacker and AOL Radio, will reach 40 million registered listeners across the country, offering an unparalleled backstage pass to one of the most popular reality programs on television. From costume critiques to choreography recaps and contestant interviews, 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 offer listeners instant analysis and commentary while capturing the best moments from each episode, including:

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

- Weekly Las Vegas odds on who is likely to take home the Mirror Ball trophy

- Reaction from the judges

- Commentary and analysis from Tony Dovolani, special guest contributor and pro partner to celebrity contestant Leah Remini

"ABC Radio is proud to partner with Slacker for the third season of 'Dancing with the Stars' Radio, and we look forward to providing fans with even more opportunities to deeply engage with their favorite reality program, anytime, anywhere," said Steve Jones, Vice President and General Manager of ABC NEWS Radio. "To meet the needs of a growing and increasingly mobile digital audience, the ABC Radio team will deliver the best of 'Dancing with the Stars' to our listeners, from select backstage interviews to commentary and instant analysis."

ABC Radio and Slacker listeners can enjoy on-demand access to the "Dancing with the Stars" station everywhere the service is available, including all major smart phones, the iPad and on the web at

The two-hour season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars" kicks off Monday, September 16th at 8:00 p.m. ET on the ABC Television Network.

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 terrestrial affiliates nationwide with an average weekly reach of 77 million people. ABC News Radio also produces ABC Sports Radio and ABC Entertainment Radio. ABC News Radio's digital customer portfolio includes serving as the premiere news and lifestyle content provider for Slacker Radio. 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

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