Off the Record

Off the Record

Radio Edit

Tired of hearing the same Clear Channel playlists at work?, founded by Austinite Celite Milbrandt, combines characteristics of the iPod shuffle and satellite radio, allowing users to create personalized and sharable stations by selecting artists ranging from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Willie Nelson to Scratch Acid and Shearwater to play at random along with preprogrammed similar artists. The desktop version of the advertisement-funded program, which debuted at SXSW 07, still has a few kinks but is currently available for free download. Distinguishing itself from other like-minded programs like Pandora, Slacker will soon introduce a line of portable radio players and satellite car kits, allowing customers to take their custom stations wherever they may roam.

Music news

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Off the Record
Off the Record
Off the Record
OTR attends Fun Fun Fun Fest, packs things, and moves to the Cloud

Austin Powell, Nov. 11, 2011

Off the Record
Off the Record
All the fun fun fun that fits

Austin Powell, Nov. 4, 2011

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle