Founded by Lowry Mays and Red McCombs in 1972, the company owns and operates 858 broadcast radio stations, serving more than 150 markets throughout the U.S. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S., iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. They were taken private in Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners.
As the leading media company in America, iHeartMedia delivers music, news, talk, sports and other content to diverse audiences across multiple platforms, including: broadcast stations; online, via iHeartRadio and on its stations’ hundreds of websites; HD digital radio channels; satellite; smartphones; iPads and other tablets; in-vehicle entertainment and navigation systems; and via live events. In addition, iHeartMedia leverages its multi-platform assets, as well as its vast infrastructure and relationships, to create one-of-a-kind events like the iHeartRadio Music Festival, innovative national and local promotions, and ground-breaking technology and products.1.
iHeartMedia Brands include:
- iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one streaming radio and digital music service that gives users instant access to thousands of live radio stations from across the country and the ability to create commercial-free, custom music stations featuring songs from their favorite artist and similar music.
- Premiere Networks syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,000 radio affiliations, reaching over 190 million listeners weekly. Premiere is the No. 1 radio network in the country and features personalities such as Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Nikki Sixx, Kane, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones and others.
- Total Traffic & Weather Network (TTWN) is the leading provider of traffic, transit and weather information in the United States. TTWN reaches more than 200 million monthly listeners across more than 200 markets, expanding its portfolio to include localized weather information such as surf and heat index reports. With services to over 3,000 radio and 200 television affiliates plus automotive, navigation, internet, mobile and government partners, Total Traffic & Weather Network operates the largest traffic data gathering network, staffed with over 800 local traffic reporters, in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
- Katz Media Group is the leading media representation company in the United States. With more than 4,000 radio stations and 500 television stations retaining its services, they are the only media representation company to serve a variety of over-the-air and digital platforms. Katz Media Group has 15 regional offices and holds leading market shares in both radio and television representation. By marrying legacy media with display, digital audio and mobile offerings, Katz works with national advertisers to create customized solutions across multiple video, mobile and web-based platforms.2.