Clear Channel to Launch “AIR Chicago,” First Ever 24-Hour Radio Station Dedicated to Aviation Information at Chicago O’Hare and Midway International Airports
Station Will Offer Windy City Travelers Critical Flight Information, Weather, News and Music
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Clear Channel Airports (CAA), a division of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO) and the world’s leading marketer of airport multimedia, along with iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's industry leading digital radio platform and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today launched "AIR Chicago" - the first 24-hour-a-day airport radio station dedicated to keeping O’Hare and Midway travelers in tune with Chicago Department of Aviation information, airport traffic, weather, business news, smooth jazz music and much more. Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, the approximately 85 million annual travelers going through O'Hare and Midway can now access "AIR Chicago" through iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio digital app, www.flychicago.com and Clear Channel’s local HD2 station - WKSC-FM/103.5 KISS FM.
“On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we are proud that O'Hare and Midway, in partnership with Clear Channel, are the first airports to offer a radio station specifically devoted to keeping passengers in touch with real-time information,” said Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation. “AIR Chicago is a great example of our efforts to provide a ‘best-in-class’ experience for the millions of travelers who fly through our busy transportation hubs.”
O'Hare and Midway are the first airports to receive a dedicated radio station from Clear Channel. The addition of "AIR Chicago" is part of an ongoing effort to solidify and enhance the busy airport environments for which O'Hare and Midway are known. "AIR Chicago" will also serve as an impactful channel for local and national brands to reach consumers travelling through the Windy City.
“Clear Channel Airports has a long-standing reputation for leveraging its network of high-quality digital and mobile technologies to enable airports and local advertisers to reach travelers in and around the airport,” said Jon Sayer, president, Clear Channel Airports. “We are committed to delivering the best possible multimedia experiences to airports around the country, and we believe 'AIR Chicago' is a wonderful testament to the value and reach we provide our airport clients. I’m thankful that our partners at O’Hare and Midway have chosen us to expand upon their vision.”
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About Clear Channel Airports
Dedicated to airport advertising for more than 37 years, Clear Channel Airports is the premier innovator of contemporary display concepts. The Company, a division of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO), one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, currently operates more than 275 airport programs across the globe and has a presence in 32 of the top 50 U.S. markets with major airports. More information can be found on Clear Channel Airports and Clear Channel Outdoor by visiting www.clearchannelairports.com and www.clearchanneloutdoor.com.
About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE:CCO) one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, reaches approximately 141 million people in the United States and approximately 374 million internationally, with more than 600,000 displays in over 40 countries across five continents, including 49 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers 914 digital displays across 37 U.S. markets. Clear Channel International operates in 30 countries across Asia, Australia and Europe in a wide variety of formats.
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 mobile 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 225 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. More information on the company can be found at clearchannel.com.
For more information:
Clear Channel Outdoor – North America
Jason D. King, 212-812-0064
Source: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings
Released November 25, 2013