NPR live news channel comes to iTunes Radio

Apple’s music streaming service, iTunes Radio, made the jump into news streaming on Monday with the introduction of NPR. The public news station launched earlier today, and Re/code reports that additional live news radio stations are set to hit the service in the very near future. NPR’s channel on iTunes Radio will stream 24/7, offering the same mix of live news and recorded programs the station’s fans know and love.

When iTunes Radio launched last fall, the service was designed for music fans (and music labels). Now it is branching out: National Public Radio is adding the first news station to Apple’s audio streaming service, with more on the way. NPR’s station, which should be live today, will offer a free stream, 24 hours a day, which mixes live news with segments from pre-recorded shows like “All Things Considered” and “The Diane Rehm Show.” NPR officials say that within weeks, some of the broadcaster’s local stations should begin offering their own stations, with a similar mix of live and taped news.

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