Two Oakland icons have joined forces in one very tuneful endeavor.

The Oakland Raiders now has its own channel on Pandora, the popular Internet radio company headquartered in Oakland. It's called the Raider Nation Station, and it plays a mix of Raiders-themed songs and tunes chosen by the players.

"We will be hosting the Raider Nation station, which is going to be a bunch of tracks to get you pumped up and ready for Raider football," Alia Calhoun, Pandora's Partner Marketing Manager, said in a press release.

The Raider Nation Station will be broadcast on Pandora throughout the 2013 football season. Raiders fans can tune in here:

http://www.pandora.com/station/play/1644736991180459694.

As part of the endeavor, five Raiders players recently spent time at the Pandora headquarters, getting a behind-the-scenes look at how the company allows listeners to customize their own audio experiences. The players -- safety Tyvon Branch, running back Rashad Jennings, punter Marquette King, wide receiver Rod Streater and tackle Jared Veldheer — also recorded spots to be played on the Raider Nation Station.

"I love music and Pandora is like the next step in radio. It gives you a chance to listen to different songs but actually have some input on it. It's not just a DJ in the studio playing whatever he wants. It's a cool experience," Branch said.

For Pandora, teaming up with the Raiders made perfect sense.

"Being an Oakland company is actually a very core part of Pandora's identity," Calhoun said. "We've been in Oakland since the beginning. It's something that's incredibly important to our founder and is important to us as a company, so it's a pretty incredible natural fit to be working with the Raiders."

The Raiders Nation Station's playlist is surprisingly diverse, featuring much more than just the regular stadium anthems that one might expect. I tuned in recently and heard these six cuts:

"Man Up Anthem" by 116 Clique

"Soul Vaccination" by Tower of Power

"Hail Mary" by 2 Pac

"All Me" by Drake

"How U Ridin'" by Webbie

"Atomic Dog" by George Clinton

It's easy to see how many of these fit for the Raiders. For example, "Hail Mary" works as a football term, describing a long yardage pass attempt. And, of course, Tower of Power is another Oakland institution.

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