Irondale, AL, Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network has become the first Catholic broadcaster to be added to iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's industry-leading digital radio service. Under this agreement, EWTN, the live, interactive, family-friendly Catholic radio network, will now be available on the iHeartRadio platform wherever it is offered including web, mobile devices, tablets and automobiles.
iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service; instant access to more than 1,000 of the nation's most popular broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. With more than 115 million listening hours a month, nearly 50 million monthly digital uniques, more than 125 million downloads of iHeartRadio mobile apps and more than 18 million registered users, iHeartRadio's free service continues to grow faster than all other popular digital entertainment and social platforms.
"As we enter the Year of Faith called for by Pope Benedict XVI, EWTN, the largest Catholic media network in the world, is pleased to partner with iHeartRadio, the industry-leading digital radio service, to proclaim the Gospel message to an ever-expanding global audience," said EWTN President & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. "Our foundress, Mother Angelica, took the Lord's command to carry His message to the ends of the earth seriously. Our partnership with iHeartRadio enables us to carry on that legacy using the latest in digital technology."
"By adding EWTN, the leading Catholic media network, to the iHeartRadio platform, we continue to enhance iHeartRadio's offerings for users," said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "We want to be everywhere our listeners are with a variety of programming options and this agreement offers iHeartRadio users an even more interesting and diverse listening experience."
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EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 32nd year, is available in over 200 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks with a U.S. affiliate base exceeding 200+ stations, worldwide shortwave radio station, ewtn.mobi for mobile phones, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest Catholic media network in the world. EWTN Radio listeners may now choose to hear EWTN on iHeartRadio http://www.iheart.com/#/live/6130/, via our radio affiliates (http://www.ewtn.com/radio/amfm.htm), on satellite radio (http://www.ewtn.com/sirius/index.asp), and live streaming on EWTN's website, www.ewtn.com.
ABOUT CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
With 239 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 www.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. More information on the company can be found at www.clearchannel.com, www.clearchanneloutdoor.com and www.ccmediaholdings.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iHeartRadio. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/iHeartRadio.
CONTACT: For Information, Please Contact: Michelle Johnson Director of Communications EWTN Global Catholic Network 5817 Old Leeds Road Irondale, Alabama 35210-2198 USA (205) 795-5769 - Office (205) 441-6248 !- Cell (205) 795-5781 - Fax firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: EWTN Global Catholic Network