Key positioning statements in iHeartMedia’s IPO filing

As we reported yesterday, iHeartMedia is striking out on Wall Street with an IPO. How the new stock will fare in iHeart’s post-bankruptcy phase is anyone’s prediction. The company is pushing a message of its size and positioning through key quotes, assertions, and attitudes manifest in iHeart’s S-1 SEC filing which declared the IPO intent. Continue Reading

iHeartMedia confirms: On-demand, two flavors, January launch

The rumor mill was buzzing earlier this week about iHeartMedia’s plans to enter on-demand streaming. Now, America’s biggest broadcast group has announced that it has two such services in the works, both due to launch in January 2017. Details are scarce, but there is one important feature. Continue Reading


Clear Channel becomes iHeartMedia

In a breakthrough announcement, Clear Channel today renamed the company iHeartMedia.

“Clear Channel announced today that it has become iHeartMedia, reflecting the company’s success in becoming a one-of-a-kind multi-platform media company with unparalleled reach and impact,” according to the press release. Darren Davis, President of iHeartMedia, remarked in an email, “iHeartMedia reflects the momentum of iHeartRadio and how consumers and advertisers engage seamlessly across our diverse live media platforms — broadcast radio, digital, mobile, social, TV, outdoor and events.” Continue Reading

Growing Radio’s Digital Share Is The Answer

In this guest column, RAIN Enterprises CEO Jennifer Lane explains why it’s crucial to focus on digital platforms. Core spot revenue is still important to the industry, but recent news developments indicate that broadcasters would be well served to be aggressive in growing their share of the digital pie. Continue Reading

RAIN Summit Indy announces Clear Channel’s President of Networks Darren Davis as keynoter

Darren Davis, President of Networks for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s RAIN Summit Indy, to be held Tuesday, September 9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Davis has a 21-year career with Clear Channel, and will provide insight on Clear Channel’s innovative digital initiatives. Continue Reading