NPR, also known as National Public Radio is a news site with radio/music integrated and they have recently updated their iOS app which is now compatible for the iPad.
Engage, explore and discover new music of all genres with the NPR Music app. Pop/Rock/Folk, Jazz & Blues, World, Classical and Hip Hop/R&B – you get music programmed by people and the quality storytelling you expect from NPR. You can read music news and reviews while listening to interviews, live concerts or exclusive streams of albums before they’re released. Multitask with the NPR Music app as your guide to new music.
Features of the NPR Music App:
– Multi-genre music content, with news, music streams, live concerts and interviews organized by genre.
– Live music streams from more than 75 public radio stations, handpicked by the country’s best DJs. Browse by genre and set favorites.
– A searchable artist directory of content from over 5,000 bands, musicians and singers, including interviews, reviews, performances, features and news from the NPR Music archives.
– Editor picks for top stories in each genre, with tools to share new discoveries and purchase featured music.
– Signature programs and popular series, such as All Songs Considered, Mountain Stage, First Listen, Song Of The Day and Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. The app directs to a station stream when any given program is on-air.
– Updated daily. Hundreds of new music stories added monthly.
– Customizable playlist.
– Backgrounding, allowing users to listen to a stream or playlist while using other functions and applications. [Note: Backgrounding will only work on the iPhone 4, and the iPhone 3GS and 3rd generation iPod Touch with a software update to iOS 4.]
You can also install the app on the iPhone.