Clear Channel Radio, the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet, today announced the launch of Big Machine Radio on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s industry-leading digital radio service that delivers 750 digital radio stations from 150 cities. The commercial-free, digital station features exclusive content from Big Machine Label Group’s recording artists, including Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Martina McBride, Jewel, The Band Perry and Justin Moore. Fans can access the channel on iHeartRadio.com or on the iHeartRadio application for smartphones and the iPad, by searching Big Machine Radio or viewing the local station list.
The Big Machine Radio channel features hit songs from today’s hottest country music stars and exclusive content, including:
• Artist interviews and sound bites;
• Rare recordings, including acoustic and live versions of popular songs; and
• A weekly “From the Vaults” feature that brings back archived radio specials from artists’ early days.
“We’re thrilled to add Big Machine Radio to iHeartRadio’s lineup of digital-only, commercial-free stations,” said Clay Hunnicutt, Senior Vice President of Programming for Clear Channel Radio. “From Taylor Swift to Rascal Flatts to Reba, their roster of artists is a virtual who’s who in today’s country music. We’re sure fans will be as excited as we are!”
“As one of the most popular music apps, with more than 25.5 million downloads, Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio was an easy choice when it came to expanding our reach with a digital radio partner,” said Scott Borchetta, President/CEO, Big Machine Label Group. “We’re excited to launch on iHeartRadio and give fans even more access to amazing interviews, rare recordings and special radio features from our artists.”
In conjunction with the station’s official launch this week, Big Machine Radio will offer listeners a preview of Justin Moore’s sophomore album OUTLAWS LIKE ME – available in stores on June 21. Tuesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. ET, Justin will provide insight to Big Machine Radio listeners about his new project and songs included on the album. The inaugural “From The Vaults” program will premiere on Thursday, April 28, at 3:00 p.m. ET, spotlighting Jewel’s 2010 album premiere radio special for her acclaimed SWEET AND WILD release. This special will be one of many featured each week in this time slot. To view the live stream Click Here.
iHeartRadio is available on the web at iHeartRadio.com and any smartphone device including iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry. The iHeartRadio App is now also available on iPad, where users can take advantage of its new and enhanced features.