HD Hits Milestone At Clear Channel
April 7, 2008 at 5:26 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO has hit a milestone in the implementation of the HD RADIO iTUNES TAGGING feature with more than 340 of its primary HD stations now capable of transferring a song heard on the radio to an APPLE iPOD. As the first broadcaster of iTUNES TAGGING compatible HD stations, CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO is making use of its own technology to enable the purchasing and downloading of music on these stations.
"Radio continues to be the #1 way that people discover new music, and the HD RADIO iTUNES TAGGING capability lets listeners add songs to their iPOD playlists with just a push of the button," said CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO Pres./CEO JOHN HOGAN. "With the vast majority of our HD primary stations now offering this exciting feature, we’re demonstrating how radio’s collaboration with the IPOD benefits consumers.”
CLEAR CHANNEL originally announced last SEPTEMBER its intentions to offer broadcasts compatible with APPLE’s implementation of the HD RADIO TAGGING feature. Currently, the company offers over 440 HD stations and more than 340 HD2 stations. Its FORMAT LAB, with over 200 programmers, was implemented to create new and niche formats and can be sampled at www.clearchannelmusic.com/formatlab.