via press release:
Nick Radio’s Debut Ranks as the NO. 1 IHEARTRADIO ORIGINAL Station
for October, Sets New Listenership Record
Avril Lavigne, Ciara Bravo and Fifth Harmony Sign on As Nick Radio Guest DJs
NEW YORK–Nov. 25, 2013– Nickelodeon announced today Nick Radio, which launched on Sept. 30, ranked as the No. 1 iHeartRadio Original station for the month of October and set a new record as the platform’s highest-trafficked digital station launch to date. Nick Radio is the network’s new, branded radio station that streams on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s digital radio platform, Nick.com and can be heard in New York on HD Radio’s WHTZ-HD2.
“The listeners have spoken and propelled Nick Radio to a very impressive debut,” said Doug Cohn, Senior Vice President, Music, Nickelodeon Group. “The combination of Clear Channel’s programming expertise along with our amazing talent, funny content and popular music has struck a chord with our audience and proven to be a winning formula. The success of this station marks an exciting milestone in our business, as we continue to expand the Nick brand.”
Nick Radio is a family-friendly iHeartRadio Original station that features some of the most popular DJs in America including Mo’ Bounce of New York’s hit music station Z100, Maxwell of Q102 Philadelphia, and Wendy Wild of 103.5 KTU, the beat of New York, who host the station’s three dayparts, with Z100’s Erica America on weekends. The station also features Nickelodeon talent and branded content, including: On the Set With, which features interviews with Nickelodeon’s live-action stars; TeenNick Top 10 , a radio version of the weekly top ten video show that airs on TeenNick–Nick’s 24-hour digital channel for and about teens; Nick Radio Dance Party, a two-hour mix of the best in Top 40 music airing every Friday and Saturday night; and Nick Radio Top 10, a daily hour-long countdown of the most popular songs on the airwaves.
Joining Ariana Grande, Big Time Rush, Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone and others as Nick Radio guest DJs, the station will welcome a brand-new batch of celebrity guest DJs doing week-long stints on Nick Radio, including Ciara Bravo (week of 11/5); Fifth Harmony (week of 12/2) and Avril Lavigne (week of 12/9). Fans can tune-in anywhere they are via iHeartRadio.com, Nickradio.com, HD Radio’s WHTZ-HD2 in New York and the iHeartRadio app.
iHeartRadio is the No. 1 all-in-one digital service and recently surpassed 40 million registered users and 260 million downloads. iHeartRadio reached this milestone faster than any other digital service, second only to Instagram. iHeartRadio offers listeners instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from across the country, mood-related stations “Perfect For” any activity and user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. With a library of more than 18 million songs and 450,000 artists, iHeartRadio’s Custom Station feature offers listeners more music than any other service available. Plus, the new iHeartRadio Talk feature gives users access to the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today.
iHeartRadio is available across all major platforms including web, mobile, tablets, automotive, television and gaming devices. Visit iHeartRadio.com for a complete list of app availability and to download.
Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).
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 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 260 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history.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 & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company.
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