New York, NY– January 20, 2012 – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, announced today that KCRW, a Los Angeles-based public radio station with a worldwide fan base, and KUSC, one of the largest and most listened-to public radio stations in the country, will be available on iHeartRadio.
Beginning next month, KCRW and KUSC will stream on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s free, industry-leading digital radio service that offers more than 800 broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities plus the ability to create custom radio stations, delivering listeners everything they want all in one fully integrated service. iHeartRadio is available to consumers through the Web, mobile devices and automobiles and is the number one free broadcast radio app on the iPhone and Android.
“We’re thrilled to add KCRW and KUSC to iHeartRadio and make public radio stations available for our listeners,” said Brian Lakamp, President of Clear Channel Digital. “We want to be everywhere our listeners are with a variety of programming options to appeal to the widest possible audience, and adding these public radio stations to iHeartRadio offers listeners an even more interesting and diverse listening experience.”
KCRW is one of the most respected broadcast stations in the world, featuring an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. KCRW is a cultural center for Los Angeles’ sprawling city. The station offers original programming dedicated to highlighting the best of everything with a passionate approach – from food and film to music and news. KCRW’s groundbreaking music shows are curated by a pool of talented on-air personalities, who personally pick every track they play. Artists like Adele, Beck, Coldplay and rising star, Gotye, all made their live U.S. radio performance debuts on KCRW.
“KCRW is always looking for exciting partnership opportunities knowing that even among hundreds of radio stations, what we offer is entirely unique,” said Jennifer Ferro, General Manager, KCRW. “By combining our compelling content and iHeartRadio's vast reach, we're inviting a new audience to discover and engage with KCRW.”
Classical KUSC is a broadcast service of the University of Southern California and is one of the most listened to classical radio stations in the country. KUSC is dedicated to preserving classical music as a living art and is a non-profit, listener-supported station that has been broadcasting for more than 60 years.
“We’re excited to have KUSC be part of iHeartRadio,” said Brenda Barnes, President of Classical KUSC. “iHeartRadio combines the power of radio with the power of new technology, providing our fans with more access to great programming.”
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 238 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations. The company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others.
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About KCRW: KCRW 89.9 FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. . Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery.
ABOUT CLASSICAL KUSC
Classical KUSC is one of the most listened to classical radio stations in the country. KUSC is dedicated to preserving classical music as a living art. Located in downtown Los Angeles, Classical KUSC uses digital transmission technology to broadcast commercial-free uninterrupted classical performances. The non-profit, listener-supported station has been broadcasting for over 60 years. The station is a broadcast service of the University of Southern California at 91.5(FM) in Los Angeles and Santa Clarita; 88.5 KPSC in Palm Springs; 91.l KDSC in Thousand Oaks, and 88.7 KQSC in Santa Barbara, 99.7 in Morro Bay/San Luis Obispo. For more information, please visit www.kusc.org.
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