ClearChannel to add College radio stations to iHeartRadio


For many college radio stations, going streaming isn’t always good news, especially when it means a station’s broadcast has been taken off the air. However, this week brings great news for streaming college radio. Media giant Clear Channel announced that this month it will add college radio stations to iHeartRadio, its free digital radio service. iHeartRadio currently offers more than 800 broadcast radio and commercial-free digital stations from 150 cities, and it also allows its users to create custom stations of their own.

iHeartRadio is starting off with a little over a dozen college stations from across the country. A press release states that more will be added in the future. Here is a list of stations that will appear on iHeartRadio:

01. Appalachian State’s WASU – North Carolina
02. Connecticut College’s WCNI – Connecticut
03. Dartmouth College’s WFRD – New Hampshire
04. Denison University’s WDUB – Ohio
05. DePaul University’s Radio DePaul – Illinois
06. Emerson College’s WERS – Massachusetts
07. Flagler College’s WFCF – Florida
08. Green River College’s KGRG – Washington State
09. Ithaca College’s WICB – New York
10. Rice University’s Rice Radio – Texas
11. Seton Hall University’s WSOU – New Jersey
12. Stanford University’s KZSU- California
13. Temple University’s WHIP – Pennsylvania
14. College Of Wooster’s WCWS – Ohio

It’s refreshing to see a major company like Clear Channel partnering with smaller stations. Sources from both ends are pleased about the new addition to iHeartRadio. John Hogan, the president and CEO of Clear Channel says in a press release, “Many of our top on-air personalities started their radio careers at college radio stations, and we are glad to give back.” Omar Ahmad, station manager of WSOU, one of the stations that will be included in this launch, expresses the benefits it will offer for college stations. “iHeartRadio is giving college radio a chance to survive in the real world. Now people can listen from their mobile devices from anywhere in the country, and that is big for a college radio station.”

iHeartRadio is currently the No. 1 free radio app on the iPhone and Android, so it’s clearly a great new outlet for these college stations to be heard on. Hopefully more will be added very soon.

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