"I sense a turnaround and sense in talking to the advertisers that they are, this is—hopefully, knock on wood—the year in which they say, 'OK, let's stop the slowdown, let's get back to really playing on the offense,'" he said from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The company announced a number of partnerships with electronics makers at the show aimed at expanding its reach to consumers.
"All these devices are really new radios. We have the clock radio. We have the car radio. Now we have your handheld radio," Pittman said. "So although they are digital products, to the consumer they are just one more way to get their favorite radio stations."