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StarCD sevice helps inform listeners

7/30/2000 08:00:00 PM Eastern

StarCD, a new service that will allow radio listeners to get song information and even purchase albums over the Internet, telephone and wireless devices, is in a test at 523 radio stations in the top-33 markets.

StarCD's service is available now from the stations, and the Web site ( offers the ability to purchase CDs, listen to samples and get more album information.

The company says that soon it will also offer a telephone service that will allow consumers to identify music they just heard on a local radio station by dialing the asterisk key and then 23 on their wireless phone or by entering a local telephone number on any phone and then entering the station's frequency.

Star CD's telephone service is currently available in Philadelphia by dialing (610) 222-SONG; in the San Francisco area, (408) 222-SONG; and in Seattle, (206) 222-SONG.

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