iHeartRadio, personalized service from Clear Channel, picks up APM content

By Dru Sefton

American Public Media content is now available on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s customizable digital radio service with more than 1,500 live stations playing pop, country, urban and rock music as well as talk programming and college radio.

Several APM shows also are running on iHeartRadio Talk, the specialty channel that launched today. In addition to APM’s Marketplace, The Splendid Table and A Prairie Home Companion, iHeartRadioTalk includes programming such as ABC’s Good Morning America, HuffPost Live, Bloomberg News and Motley Fool Money. The beta version of iHeartRadio Talk provides iOS and Android access, with full mobile functionality coming this fall.

Also beginning today, iHeartRadio’s live-streaming stations include MPR News; Classical MPR; The Current, which targets younger listeners; Classical South Florida; Wonderground Radio, for kids; Local Current, featuring Minnesota-based music; Radio Heartland, with acoustic, Americana and roots selections; and Classical MPR’s Choral Stream. Southern California Public Radio is coming soon.

“Our aim is to serve our current listeners – and expand our audience base – by making our content available everywhere,” said Jon McTaggart, c.e.o. of APM, in the announcement.

APM did not disclose terms of the agreement.

Jenn Lawton, communications director for iHeartRadio, said the service has more than 30 million registered users, and its app has been downloaded more than 180 million times.

This is the latest of APM’s ongoing digital collaborations, which include the new mobile app Swell, with NPR; Google Currents; and Slacker Radio.

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