SAN ANTONIO and BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Clear Channel Radio and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that the Verizon Hub now offers 14 of the most popular Clear Channel Radio stations through Clear Channel Radio’s iheartradio portal. These stations include music, sports, talk and the exclusive Verizon New Music Channel.
The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services. The initial streaming channels will include a wide variety of stations with diverse programming of interest to many different listeners. The stations include:
- WHTZ-FM, New York, Top 40
- WLTW-FM, New York, Adult Contemporary
- WWPR-FM, New York, Urban
- KFI-AM, Los Angeles, News/Talk
- KIIS-FM, Los Angeles, Top 40
- WWDC-FM, Washington, D.C., Rock
- WSIX-FM, Nashville, Tenn., Country
- WGCI-FM, Chicago, Urban
- WMGE-FM, Miami, Spanish
- American Top 40, hosted by Ryan Seacrest
- Fox Sports Radio
- Smooth Jazz
- Verizon New Music Channel
John Hogan, Clear Channel Radio president and chief executive officer, said, “We are very excited to expand our popular iheartradio service through our relationship with Verizon Wireless, delivering great content to reach listeners through the Verizon Hub. In addition to some of the most popular and iconic radio stations in America, we are making additional stations available to Verizon Hub users, including commercial-free Smooth Jazz, Fox Sports Radio, American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, and the Verizon New Music Channel, which Clear Channel programs exclusively for Verizon Wireless. As the premiere provider of audio content for the Verizon Hub, our strong initial line-up of 14 diverse stations will be expanded quickly over the next 30-60 days, adding more great stations to the Verizon Hub’s offerings and bringing a spectrum of choices to listeners.”
Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless, said, “Listening to the radio in the kitchen or anywhere in the house is something people have done for years and years, and working with Clear Channel and its iheartradio service gives Verizon Hub users access to some of the top stations from across the country. The addition of streaming Internet radio to the Verizon Hub so soon after launch demonstrates how simple it is to expand what it can bring to consumers, and we look forward to many new applications in the coming weeks and months.”
Available now from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection – whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider. To listen to these stations, current Verizon Hub users can click on the Internet Radio button, which has been downloaded automatically over the broadband connection, located under the V CAST icon on the applications screen.
Pricing and Availability
Customers need a wireless line of service from Verizon Wireless to purchase the communications command center. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones. All of these services will appear on the customer’s Verizon Wireless monthly bill.
The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Clear Channel Radio
Clear Channel Radio is a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with more than 110 million listeners choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company’s content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, via iPods and cell phones and used via navigation systems from BMW, Volvo, TomTom, Garmin and others. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at www.clearchannel.com.