Rdio has likely been feeling the squeeze from the launch of Apple Music, and is today adding live streams of 460 traditional AM/FM radio stations, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The rollout, which starts Wednesday, includes 460 stations owned and operated by stakeholder Atlanta-based Cumulus Media Inc [including] long-running stations such as Cumulus’ KLOS-FM (95.5) in Los Angeles and KFOG-FM (104.5) in San Francisco, along with talk radio and sports outlets … 

Some talk shows will also be archived for later on-demand play.

Tracks played by traditional radio stations are still identified by the app, allowing paid subscribers to download them for later listening, while free subscribers are able to favorite them and use them to start standard Rdio radio stations. Rdio says that more U.S. stations will follow, expanding out into other countries at a later date.

The SF-based company tweeted a welcome message when Apple Music launched, mimicking the ad Apple created when IBM belatedly joined the personal computer market.

Rdio is a free download from iTunes, with in-app purchases available for the paid Unlimited service.

Apple is expected to launch up to five more Beats radio stations to supplement its existing Beats 1 station.

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