Slacker Radio Launches Original Shows

San Diego-based Internet radio service Slacker is taking a chapter from the playbook of online video providers, and has started creating its own, original content on its service. According to Slacker, it has launched its own, 12 original shows, featuring over 250 interactive episodes, which it says will get top billing on its application. Slacker says it is looking to create an "unrivaled archive of content" through the original content effort. Slacker Radio is led by CEO Duncan Orrell-Jones, and offers up users access to music, news, and sports radio stations.