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Scott Greczkowski
06-08-2011, 09:18 AM
Clear Channel Extends Reach of Iconic Radio Brands via XM Satellite Radio

Fans Can Now Find Five Top Clear Channel Radio Stations on the XM Satellite Radio Service and on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s Digital Service


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.ob - News), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at www.clearchannel.com. (http://www.clearchannel.com./)

Contact:

Media:
Clear Channel Radio
Angel Aristone, 212-377-7802
AngelAristone@clearchannel.com

isaacmorseMI
06-08-2011, 09:27 AM
Thanks a lot Clear Channel. I really liked listening to MIX-XM. Why do they need to simulcast terrestrial stations on XM?

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DodgerKing
06-08-2011, 10:00 AM
IOW, nothing worth listening to.

I wish XM brought back Rock at Random

Scott Greczkowski
06-08-2011, 10:03 AM
I really liked Rock @ Random. New nix Nikki Sixx channel SUCKS.

DodgerKing
06-08-2011, 10:29 AM
I really liked Rock @ Random. New nix Nikki Sixx channel SUCKS.Could not agree more

JerseyMatt
06-08-2011, 11:31 AM
So basically CC took the crappy commercial channels that they strongarmed XM into carrying (thus destroying their "100% commercial-free music" claim) and replaced them with even crappier terrestrial-based simulcasts with 28 minutes of commercials per hour. The world would be a better place without Z100, there is no reason to subject the entire country to it.

cave1376
06-08-2011, 02:23 PM
I don't listen to the clear channel stations here, why would I listen to them on SiriusXM? I listen to XM because the clear channel and all the stations here play the same crap all day. The dj's are idiots. And they play too many commercials. I often here the same song playing on two of the cc owned stations at the same time.

They think they are the best at playing music. Now with these cc stations on SiriusXM, they will promote that they are so good they are broadcast nation wide on satellite radio.

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isaacmorseMI
06-08-2011, 02:45 PM
I don't listen to the clear channel stations here, why would I listen to them on SiriusXM? I listen to XM because the clear channel and all the stations here play the same crap all day. The dj's are idiots. And they play too many commercials. I often here the same song playing on two of the cc owned stations at the same time.

They think they are the best at playing music. Now with these cc stations on SiriusXM, they will promote that they are so good they are broadcast nation wide on satellite radio.

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There have been Clear Channel stations on XM for many years now. They are now just simulcasting their FM stations on XM instead of programming stations exclusive to XM.

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Steve Mehs
06-08-2011, 03:45 PM
There have been Clear Channel stations on XM for many years now. They are now just simulcasting their FM stations on XM instead of programming stations exclusive to XM.

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This isn’t the first time for most of these stations on XM. When XM first launched, KIIS, WTLW and WSIX were all a part of the original XM channel lineup in 2001/02. KHMX (Mix) from Houston was also there back then.

isaacmorseMI
06-08-2011, 04:41 PM
This isn’t the first time for most of these stations on XM. When XM first launched, KIIS, WTLW and WSIX were all a part of the original XM channel lineup in 2001/02. KHMX (Mix) from Houston was also there back then.

True. I just wished they would've left it the way it was. But Clear Channel doesn't care about what we like anyway.

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