Square Enix has announced the creation of a Final Fantasy radio station, found on America Online's Radio@ Network. It is available for listening on Radio@AOL, Radio@AOL for Broadband, and Radio@Netscape under the Soundtracks & More category, and features approximately 200 tracks from the 32-bit and onward Final Fantasy games.
"We are extremely excited to have a dedicated radio station for music from our Final Fantasy games on the AOL Radio@ Network," said Jun Iwasaki, president and CEO of Square Enix U.S.A. "The music is not just for gamers, but for all music lovers around the world. With their enormous reach and superior sound quality, the AOL Radio@ Network is a great way to showcase our music library."
"As part of our ongoing mission to provide the best games programming for the mass market, we are excited to partner with Square Enix and provide our members with a Radio@ Network station dedicated exclusively to the Final Fantasy franchise," added Matthew Bromberg, VP and general manager of AOL Games. "Since Final Fantasy is one of the hottest series of video games available today, music from the franchise is a perfect fit for our first video games station on the number one online radio network."
Square Enix hopes that the radio station will raise awareness and appreciation of both Final Fantasy music and video game music in general.