Bott Radio Network Now Available On iHeartRadio
NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Bott Radio Network (BRN), a national leader in the development of Christian Talk Radio, and iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s industry-leading digital radio service, announced today that BRN’s programming, currently broadcast on its 93 radio stations, is now available on the iHeartRadio platform offering a comprehensive, fully integrated digital listening service for BRN listeners.
BRN will introduce even more variety to iHeartRadio, which delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created custom stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. iHeartRadio also offers listeners a new “Perfect For” feature which allows users to choose from thousands of curated stations based on a range of moods and activities. BRN’s 93 stations will promote iHeartRadio on-air, and BRN will continue to stream its Quality Christian Talk Radio format at www.bottradionetwork.com.
“We are excited to provide a broadcast-friendly platform for Bott Radio Network and a fully integrated digital listening experience for their listeners,” said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “Adding Bott Radio Network to iHeartRadio offers our listeners an even more diverse listening experience.”
“We’re delighted to expand the reach of our programming to serve an ever expanding audience with this new, incredibly large and diverse digital platform,” said Rich Bott, President and CEO of Bott Radio Network. “Clearly iHeartRadio is the dominant provider in this new digital arena and we are pleased to present our format on this platform.”
Director of Broadcast Operations for Bott Radio Network, Eben Fowler, added, “We are excited about our new partnership with iHeartRadio and the growing audience BRN will serve, both online and through the mobile app. It’s clear iHeartRadio is dedicated to innovation and providing listeners with an ever-improving experience.”
iHeartRadio reached 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in internet history. Registered users are only a percentage of iHeartRadio’s overall listeners, since registration is only required for the Custom Station feature. The digital platform continues to bring incremental listening to Clear Channel’s 243 million monthly listeners, the largest audience of any media outlet in the U.S. iHeartRadio is available as a free application across multiple platforms including web, mobile, tablets, automotive, television, gaming consoles and more. Visit iHeartRadio.com for a complete list of app availability and to download.
About Bott Radio Network
Bott Radio Network is a national leader in the development of quality Christian Talk Radio. Celebrating more than 50 years of service, BRN broadcasts on its 93 radio stations reaching into 15 states with a combined coverage of 50 million people. Today, BRN is also heard nationwide on the iHeartRadio digital platform, SkyAngel Channel 403, Apple TV; plus worldwide online at bottradionetwork.com and on mobile devices with free BRN apps for iPhone, iPad and Android users. Bott Radio Network also connects with listeners on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850 owned 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 company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others.
The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company.