AOL Radio powered by CBS Radio
, (formerly AOL Radio featuring XM
), is an online radio
AOL Radio can trace its roots to two companies it acquired on June 1, 1999, for $400 million: Spinner.com and Nullsoft. Spinner.com was formerly known as TheDJ.com. Nullsoft was the maker of the popular Winamp
products. Both new organizations operated out of the same office in San Francisco
. The Spinner.com brand was retired in July 2003, but exists today as an AOL Music blog and a series of channels on AOL Radio.
AOL Radio launched as Radio@AOL, essentially a re-branded Spinner.com, using technology from Real Networks
on October 16, 2001 as part of the AOL 7.0 software announced that same day.
In its first month of operation, AOL reported that 2.2 million members accessed Radio@AOL, making it one of AOL's most popular features.
Initially, Radio@AOL was available only to AOL Members. On May 22, 2002, AOL released the free Radio@Netscape for non-members as part of the new Netscape 7.0 browser. On August 22, 2002, AOL released Radio@Netscape... Read More