iHeartRadio Adds WNYC News & Conversation
October 17, 2011 at 6:42 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO's iHEARTRADIO digital radio service has added NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO News-Talk WNYC-A-F/NEW YORK programming via a new channel, WNYC NEWS & CONVERSATION. Programming on the channel will include "THE BRIAN LEHRER SHOW," "THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW," and WNYC and PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL's "THE TAKEAWAY."
"One of CLEAR CHANNEL's strategies is to be wherever our listeners are with the programming they want and expect," said CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO President and CEO JOHN HOGAN. "As NEW YORK CITY's flagship public radio station, WNYC features interviews with the most compelling, sought-after newsmakers, anchored by award-winning hosts who know what listeners want to hear. The new WNYC News & Conversation channel on iHEARTRADIO will offer a compelling mix of news-talk programs from one of the most respected stations in AMERICA. It's an exciting addition to our current offering of 800 stations across the country."
"We are delighted that CLEAR CHANNEL will offer a selection of programming from WNYC on iHEARTRADIO," said NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO VP and Chief Digital Officer THOMAS HJELM. "We are committed to making our programming available to the widest possible audience. Given iHEARTRADIO's affinity with talk radio fans, it is an effective platform to extend the reach of our programming among news-talk listeners across the country."