The Austin American-Statesman has launched a streaming radio station, Austin360 Radio, available at austin360radio.com. Austin radio personality JB Hager will headline the new station with a daily show.
“After months of planning and creative effort, we’re thrilled to go live today,” said Scott Pompe, Statesman vice president of advertising. “Our intention when creating this station was to give Austin listeners an engaging alternative in music as well as in local news and entertainment content. It was also essential that we had an experienced local talent be the voice of our station. We feel incredibly fortunate that JB Hager is returning to local radio on Austin360 Radio.”
Rob Connelly, director of Digital Audio for American-Statesman owner GateHouse Media, describes the station’s music genre as ’70s funk and soul. But rather than played in their standard format, the funk and soul hits will be woven into party-style remixes.