SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 6, 2006–Clear Channel (NYSE:CCU – News)
On-Demand Radio Programming Available First from Z100, America’s Most Listened to Radio Station; Coming Soon to Nearly 100 More Stations
Radio Features Supplemented with Daily Fashion Tips from DKNY Jeans.
Clear Channel Radio today announced the launch of a national roll out of mobile radio programming that further extends its local radio station brands, and expands the platforms to which it is distributing content. The initiative kicks off with New York’s number one hit music station, WHTZ-FM Z100 streaming live radio and new features directly to cell phones across the country serviced by Cingular Wireless. Clear Channel Radio expects to launch similar programs on up to 100 more of its radio stations in the next 12 months.
Subscribers of Z100 Mobile, the premiere service of Clear Channel Radio’s mobile offering, can interact directly from their phones to listen to streamed and on-demand content including podcasts of celebrity interviews and popular segments. They can also find the title and artist of the last 10 songs played on-air, make a song request directly to Z100 and receive a text message alert 15 minutes before the song is played, get free station wallpapers for their phone, rate listener-submitted photos and obtain real-time reports on local traffic.
DKNY Jeans is the first sponsor of Z100 Mobile, providing daily fashion tips integrated within the mobile content package. Similar exclusive sponsorship opportunities will be available across local markets for terms as short as one month.
« With Z100 reaching 2.5 million listeners each week, and 50 million consumers subscribing to Cingular Wireless, we are creating one of the largest audiences for any radio or mobile phone application in the U.S., thereby monumentally expanding Clear Channel Radio’s mobile content portfolio, » said Jeff Littlejohn, Executive Vice President of Distribution Development for Clear Channel Radio. « By connecting listeners to their favorite radio stations via cell phone, and adding interactive features, Clear Channel Radio has found an additional platform to deliver on-demand entertainment to, and drive listening among its active, on-the-go audiences across the country. »
The content of Clear Channel Radio’s mobile program to be offered on up to 100 additional stations over the next year will be similar to the features described above for the premiere service, Z100 Mobile. More information on Z100 Mobile can be found at http://mobile.z100.com. A minimal monthly subscription is required for Clear Channel Radio’s mobile content to cell phones.
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, through Motorola’s iRadio cell-phone service, and via mobile-navigation devices from Cobra, Garmin, Kenwood 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. (NYSE:CCU – News), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at www.clearchannel.com.
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