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Hip-Hop stations partner with Apple

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, May 18, 2006
News Categories: iTunes

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Power 106 (KPWR-FM, Los Angeles) and Hot 97 (WQHT-FM, New York) have become the first radio stations in the U.S. to integrate the iTunes Music Store into their websites. “Now, when listeners hear new music on our stations, a countdown, or mix they won’t have to work hard to find it, they just visit our station websites,” said Hot 97 Program Director John Dimick. The stations’ sites feature a custom section that uses Macromedia Flash to let visitors browse playlists and artists, but purchases are still completed through the iTunes application.

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1

HUGE!

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on May 18, 2006 at 11:04 PM (PDT)

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Im not so sure that they’re the first ones. Here in San Diego, JackFM used to do it for a while until they decided to use a different online music store.

Posted by the4starish in San Diego on May 19, 2006 at 4:49 PM (PDT)

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Ya Thats Real Coo, I listen To Power 106 Everyday, So It’s All Good

Posted by ReF on May 19, 2006 at 9:08 PM (PDT)

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SOme stations have LINKED to iTunes. But these guys are the first to integrate everything they play. This thing is really cool. I just browsed their entire music library. I’ve never seen anything like this before. I got to beleive this is going to catch on with other stations.

Posted by steve hickstom on May 26, 2006 at 4:44 AM (PDT)

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