Clear Channel Media andEntertainment has announced an agreement to add 106 Cox Media Group and EmmisCommunications radio stations to its iHeartRadio digital platform. Under the agreement, 86 Cox Media Group radio stations from 19 markets and 20 Emmis Communications radio stations from six markets will be available on the iHeartRadio platform. The new stations will promote iHeartRadio on-air. Cox Media Group and Emmis Communications will continue to stream their stations on the respective station websites and mobile apps.
"Our goal is to make sure that iHeartRadio continues to provide the best and most complete online radio experience for listeners," said John Hogan, CCME Chairman/CEO. "Adding 106 great station brands from Cox and Emmis is a win for iHeartRadio users and we are really excited to provide major broadcast companies, such as Cox Media Group and Emmis Communications, a broadcast-friendly platform that has the ability to offer their listeners a fully integrated digital experience. Our listeners are embracing iHeartRadio in ever-greater numbers as their digital entertainment destination and that is good for all of our iHeartRadio partners."
"Cox Media Group is impressed with the progress that iHeartRadio has made over the last year," said Doug Franklin, Cox Media Group President. "Our strategy is to serve our listeners on as many digital platforms as possible. We look forward to extending our reach in partnership with iHeartRadio."
"Our team is excited to participate in iHeartRadio's explosive growth," said Emmis Chairman/CEO Jeff Smulyan. "By joining iHeartRadio, we offer our listeners - including listeners of our premiere hip-hop brands Hot 97 in New York and Power 106 in Los Angeles - a great way to continue to enjoy our stations’ content."