Greater Media Stations to Join iHeartRadio
January 9, 2012
Clear Channel Radio, the leading media company in America, and Greater Media, a premiere privately held broadcasting company, announced today that Greater Media’s 22 radio stations will be available on the iHeartRadio digital radio platform, offering Greater Media’s listeners more choice and an enhanced digital listening experience.
Under the agreement, Greater Media’s 22 AM and FM radio stations in Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Detroit and New Jersey will be available on the platform beginning April 2012. iHeartRadio is Clear Channel Radio’s free, industry-leading digital radio service that offers more than 800 broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 citiesplus the ability to create custom radio stations, delivering listeners everything they want all in one fully integrated service.
“Adding Greater Media to iHeartRadio only improves our leading digital destination for consumers, expanding their ability to find the best and most complete online radio experience anywhere,” said John Hogan, President and CEO of Clear Channel Radio. “Clear Channel Radio and Greater Media understand that radio connects local businesses to consumers like no other medium can, and this agreement offers more choices for our listeners which is what they want.”
“We are thrilled to be able to provide our listeners with even greater access to our stations, anywhere they may be listening throughout the country, with this exciting platform,” said Greater Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter H. Smyth.
iHeartRadio is available to consumers through the Web, mobile devices and automobiles. It is the number one free broadcast radio app on the iPhone and Android. There have been 47 million downloads of iHeartRadio mobile apps.