San Francisco Chronicle Gets Into the Radio Business

The parent company of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Hearst Corporation, already has a couple of Baltimore radio stations in the fold: WBAL-AM and 98 Rock FM. As of today, it can indirectly add another.

The website for its San Francisco newspaper holding has partnered with Earbits for SFGate Radio, a multi-channel hub that showcases local acts and performers headed to the city for a near-future performance. Per today’s press release:

SFGate Radio listeners can view band photos, read artist bios, and access links to buy concert tickets and music. It is launching with approximately 235 Bay Area bands and artists coming to the Bay Area, including Slightly Stoopid, Toxic Holocaust and many others.

Earbits, headquartered in Venice, was founded in January 2010 and describes its customizable product as “personalized streaming radio with cojones.”