SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clear Channel Radio, the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any other radio or television company, today announced that five of its industry-leading radio stations, covering five different formats, began simulcasting on the XM satellite radio service beginning today at 12:01 a.m. The stations include:
- KIIS-FM, a Top 40 station based in Los Angeles, CA is now simulcasting on XM Channel 11;
- Z100, the nation’s largest CHR/Top 40 station based in New York City, is now simulcasting on XM Channel 12;
- WLTW Lite FM, an adult contemporary station in NYC, is now simulcasting on XM Channel 13;
- WSIX, a country station based in Nashville, TN is now simulcasting on XM Channel 57; and
- WGCI in Chicago, an urban station, is now simulcasting on XM Channel 163.
“Clear Channel’s goal is to be wherever our listeners are with the content they want and expect, and that includes offering our top stations and formats on the satellite platform,” said John Hogan, President and CEO of Clear Channel Radio. “These five stations have fans across the country, from people who listen in their home cities to those who have discovered them on iHeartRadio, our digital service. Now we can extend them to listeners who tune in via XM satellite radio.”
The company’s new simulcasts replace current Clear Channel programming on XM satellite radio, although only one involves a change in format. The simulcasts will not appear on Sirius satellite radio. In addition to the new channels on XM, as always, fans can access simulcasts of these stations through iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s industry-leading digital radio service, which delivers more than 750 of America’s favorite radio stations from 150 cities. iHeartRadio is available on the web at iHeartRadio.com and on any smartphone device including iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, and now the iPad.
About Clear Channel Radio
With 237 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Radio has the largest reach of any media company in America. Clear Channel Radio serves 150 cities through 850 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 iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smart phones, and used via navigation systems from 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.