iHeartmedia/Chicago Giving Away Over $95K In Cash, Food And Toys To Local Families

IHEARTMEDIA/CHICAGO’s AC WLIT (93.9 LITE FM), Top 40 WKSC (103.5 KISS FM), Gospel WGRB (INSPIRATION 1390), Hip Hop & R&B WGCI, and R&B WVAZ (V103), announced the return of “Spreading Holiday Cheer in Chicagoland,” a celebration of giving back to listeners and the community during the holiday season. The cluster will support various initiatives during the campaign which will total over $95K for local families.
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Google and iHeartMedia Sued Over Unlawful Advertising

First hand experiences are an extremely potent weapon when it comes to convincing audiences about a product or service. Marketers and advertisers invest a lot of resources in testimonials. Google did the same to promote their smartphone Pixel4 in 2019 and 2020, only the testimonials were falsified, scripted and likely without a trace of truth.
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Did Ted Cruz Violate A Federal Ban?

On Wednesday, the Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, alleging he violated a federal ban on lawmakers taking gifts from lobbyists. Cruz agreed to take free production and marketing services from San Antonio-based iHeartMedia for his podcast, which is an “unprecedented national syndication agreement for a sitting member of Congress,”

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News Bites: ‘Spreading Holiday Cheer in Chicagoland,’ iHeartMedia Raleigh, ‘Nick and Kristen’s Medical Debt Payoff,’ ‘Elliot in the Morning,’ iHeartRadio.

News Bites for December 1... ...iHeartMedia Chicago announces the return of “Spreading Holiday Cheer in Chicagoland,” a celebration of giving back to listeners and the community during the holiday season. Combined, the participating stations will give away more than $95,000 through various contests, charity events, and grants. “iHeartMedia Chicago along with our partners are spreading holiday cheer throughout the Chicagoland community,” iHeartMedia Chicago President Matt Scarano said in a release. “It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to giveaway over $95,000 in cash, food, and toys to families in our community during this special time of the year.”
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Podcasting From The Metaverse

IHeartMedia’s metaverse platform iHeartLand has announced several new performances on the platform including two podcast experiences. iHeartPodcasts’ curiosity show “BrainStuff” will bring an informative special exploring science in the everyday world to the metaverse beginning December 15 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. Users will be able to interact while the podcasting event takes place in State Farm Park with features like quizzes and a scavenger hunt. The episode will stream in iHeartLand through December 19.
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Pittman Interviews GroupM’s Juhl on Podcast

IHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman interviewed GroupM’s Christian Juhl on the latest edition of his Math & Magic podcast. The conversation focused on Juhl’s early days during the dot-com bubble and explored how Juhl and his team are leveraging GroupM’s size to change the advertising and media industries for the better.

iHeartMedia Celebrates Bono in Latest ICONS Event; 2022 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented by Capital One Kicks Off

NEW YORK, N.Y. – December 2, 2022 – iHeartMedia celebrated superstar artists in recent weeks with a slew of special programming, including the latest iHeartRadio ICONS event with U2 star Bono. On December 1, “iHeartRadio ICONS with Bono: Celebrating his Memoir, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story” aired across iHeartRadio Classic Rock stations. During his iHeartRadio ICONS show, Bono took fans through his new book during an exclusive and intimate Q&A hosted by iHeartRadio's Jim Kerr.

In the case of iHeartMedia Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT), what’s next?

IHeartMedia Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT) closed the day trading at $8.04 up 4.42% from the previous closing price of $7.70. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.34 from its previous closing price. On the day, 763706 shares were traded. IHRT stock price reached its highest trading level at $8.05 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $7.32.

WHCY Returns To Country Format In New Jersey.

IHeartMedia flipped Hot AC “Max 106.3” WHCY Blairstown, NJ, to country “106.3 The Bear” on Thursday, bringing an FM country signal to parts of northwest New Jersey that haven’t had one since the days of WNSH New York. Branding itself as “The Tristate’s #1 for New Country,” the currently jockless station serves parts of western New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and southern New York.

Nielsen: Country On The Rise In St. Louis.

Both St. Louis stations rise in day two of results from Nielsen Audio’s November 2022 survey. iHeartMedia “93.7 The Bull” KSD moves from a tie for sixth into fifth with a 6.2-6.4 increase in 6+ AQH share. WIL rises 5.7-6.0, climbing from ninth to seventh. In Tampa, FL, iHeartMedia “US103.5” WFUS maintains the format lead with a 4.8, but Beasley Media Group WQYK (99.5) climbs 4.3-4.7, its greatest share since June 2020.

iHeartMedia Triad Moving To Downtown High Point

The High Point Economic Development Corp. announced on Tuesday, Nov. 29, that iHeartMedia Triad will be High Point’s newest downtown office tenant. The company will take over 3,250-square-feet of the second floor of The Bedrock building at 275 N. Elm St. The Bedrock is Phase One of “The Outfields,”...

States Settle Smartphone Ad Case with Google, iHeartMedia

(The Center Square) — Georgia is set to receive nearly $1.2 million following a settlement with Google and iHeartMedia over a series of ads with “allegedly false endorsements” of the Google Pixel 4 smartphone. According to a news release, in 2019, Google contracted iHeartMedia to record pro-Pixel...

How Gisselle Bances Established the First Latinx Network at iHeartMedia

Even though Latinxs make up 19% of the US population, according to a 2021 study from the Pew Research Center, we are continuously underrepresented in the media, which comes with its misinterpretations of our culture. Nevertheless, we are a passionate group of storytellers, and one Latina is making strides in the podcast world to ensure that our stories are told right.

Google, iHeartMedia Settle FTC Lawsuit Over 'Deceptive' Pixel 4 Endorsements

Google and iHeartMedia agreed to pay $9.4 million to settle Federal Trade Commission lawsuits alleging "deceptive endorsements" of the Pixel 4 smartphone. The FTC and state attorneys general this week announced lawsuits(Opens in a new window) that claim Texas-based iHeartMedia aired nearly 29,000 ads by radio personalities who falsely promoted their use of and experience with Google's Pixel 4 handset in 2019 and 2020.