World News: 15:08 GMT Monday 14th January 2019. [iHeartMedia New York via Businesswire via SPi World News]
iHeartMedia New York announced today the debut of iHeartRadio Broadway, home for the best of Broadway 24/7, in collaboration with Mercedes Benz as the founding partner. The new digital station is now available for Broadway fans everywhere via iHeartRadio and iHeartRadioBroadway.com.
iHeartRadio Broadway will feature all the best Broadway music, content and more, streaming classic songs from original Broadway cast album soundtracks including Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Chicago, Hairspray, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, The Band’s Visit and more. In addition, interviews with renowned Broadway stars will be integrated throughout the station hosted by an array of iHeartRadio New York on-air personalities such as Elvis Duran from Z100’s “Elvis Duran and The Morning Show,” Michael Riedel from 710 WOR’s “Len Berman and Michael in the Morning” and Christine Nagy from 106.7 Lite FM. In addition to the new digital station, iHeartRadioBroadway.com will be a one-stop site for all Broadway-related content and will provide the Broadway community with one-of-a-kind experiences. The website will feature the latest Broadway news, including videos, interviews, podcasts, and contests.
“We’re thrilled to launch iHeartRadio Broadway. To be able to bring the very best of Broadway – from music, interviews, events and more – to this passionate fan base in a way they can access anytime from anywhere is extraordinary,” said Scott Hopeck, Division President for iHeartMedia. “Musical theater enthusiasts can now connect with their favorite shows, soundtracks and actors in a way that only iHeartRadio can provide through this new platform. Extending the Broadway experience past your seat in the theater is something that has been missing and we’re pleased that we will be able to provide fans a home for that missing piece.”
To kick off the new station, iHeartRadio Broadway will host an exclusive VIP special launch event for the Broadway community hosted by iHeartRadio’s Elvis Duran from “Elvis Duran and The Morning Show,” nationally syndicated on-air personality, Delilah and 710 WOR’s Michael Riedel.
“I’m excited to be able to celebrate the variety of amazing talent throughout the Broadway community, not just only this evening, but moving forward through iHeartRadio Broadway,” said Duran. “Now we have the opportunity to showcase Broadway shows and their talent side by side with the other celebrities and artists we feature daily on our nationally syndicated morning show. To have a dedicated platform where fans can enjoy and engage with all things Broadway whenever they want is truly amazing and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”
Keep up with all things Broadway by following iHeartRadio Broadway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube along with iHeartRadioBroadway.com.
About iHeartMedia New York
iHeartMedia New York owns and operates WHTZ-FM, WKTU-FM, WAXQ-FM, WWPR-FM, WLTW-FM, WOR-AM and is a part of iHeartMedia. IHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
Business Wire: 15:08 GMT Monday 14th January 2019
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