SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clear Channel Radio today announced that it will donate stations and equipment to the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) through a program called the MMTC-Clear Channel Ownership Diversity Initiative.
Earlier this year, the Company donated a transmitter to the MMTC and now plans to donate several AM stations, starting with the following:
“In cooperation with the NAB Education Foundation’s Broadcast Leadership Training Program, MMTC will use the stations for training and to incubate new minority and women broadcast owners. Clear Channel Radio’s generosity and support creates an enormous opportunity not only for our own training programs, but for minority and women broadcasters who would not otherwise have the means to operate their own stations,” said David Honig, President and Executive Director of MMTC. “We look forward to working with Clear Channel through this ongoing program to promote diversity in radio broadcasting.”
“We applaud the MMTC for creating a program that helps minority broadcasters develop the skills and experience necessary to become successful broadcasters,” said John Hogan, President and CEO of Clear Channel Radio. “We’re pleased these resources can help develop the next generation of broadcasters.”
About Clear Channel Radio
Clear Channel Radio is a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with more than 110 million listeners choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company's content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, via iPods and cell phones and used via navigation systems from BMW, Volvo, TomTom, Garmin and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at www.clearchannel.com.
About Minority Media and Telecommunications Council
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) is nonpartisan and nonprofit, having been organized under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and is fully committed to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media and telecommunications industries. MMTC is governed by a 17-member board of directors, which receives policy advice from a 30 member Board of Advisors. Approximately one third of the membership of the Board of Directors and one third of the membership of the Board of Advisors is elected each year by MMTC’s membership. Terms of office are three years. MMTC strongly believes that the breathtaking changes in communications technology and the new global forms of media partnerships must enhance diversity in the 21st century.