Pandora Radio Adds Comedy Stations
Internet radio Pandora has added comedy to the line-up of stations it offers.
“We’re excited to say that we are officially in the business of telling jokes,” Pandora founder Tim Westergren said in a blog post online Wednesday.
“As with music, we hope that the Comedy Genome Project will let people enjoy comedy they know as well as discover new talent that they love.”
As with the music stations, the Pandora comedy stations can be customized by genre or comedian, and the listener can give feedback on what they like and what they don’t to further fine-tune for their listening pleasure.
Pandora is available for the iPhone, Blackberry and Android phones, and was one of the top smartphone applications in the U.S. in 2010. The app offers free streaming and a paid premium service that allows for unlimited listening beyond the monthly 40-hour limit.
With 80 million registered users, Pandora still experienced a loss of $16.7 million in revenue in 2010 with only 14 percent of money it takes in coming from subscriptions.
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