AOL Launches Anime Radio

Oct 3rd 2005
THE AOL RADIO NETWORK LAUNCHES NEW ANIME RADIO STATION

New York, NY – October 3, 2005 – Adding to a niche programming line up including Video Game Scores and Japanese Pop stations, AOL® Radio today announced the launch of its new Anime Radio station. Featuring a playlist of favorite songs from the most popular Anime TV shows and movies, the station is available exclusively at http://www.aolradio.com.

“Anime is bigger than ever in the U.S., and the music that accompanies this popular Japanese animation is incredibly diverse and moving,” said Pete Schiecke, a music director for the AOL Radio Network. “AOL Radio not only caters to the mainstream, but we also take pride in being the leader when it comes to creating new compelling radio stations targeted towards niche audiences. Our listeners asked for this channel, and we were excited to give it to them.”

Anime Radio features music from popular shows including Cowboy Bebop, Inuyasha, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, .hack, Samurai Champloo, Fullmetal Alchemist and many more. The station was developed in response to listener demand following the hugely successful launches of the Video Game Scores station in May and the Japanese Pop station in July.

AOL Radio's Anime Radio station is available 24/7 for fans, free on the web at AOL.com and www.aolmusic.com, as well as at AOL Keyword: Radio.

Anime fans are also encouraged to visit AOL Games' Anime Gaming Guide

( http://videogames.aol.com/gamingguides/anime ), featuring news, reviews and previews from the world of anime and comic (or manga) based video games. Fans can also check out a best-of-the-web selection of manga, and comment on the Anime Sentinel message boards.

The AOL® Radio Network (http://www.aolmusic.com) is a leading online radio service with over 200 stations of music, news, sports and talk including AOL exclusive and original programming; All-Artist and Celebrity DJ stations; as well as a broad selection of popular XM Satellite Radio channels and more from some of the most respected names in broadcasting.

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