Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Announces New EDM Station “EVOLUTION” on iHeartRadio

  Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Announces New EDM Station “EVOLUTION”
  on iHeartRadio

   Pete Tong To Launch Station With A Five-Day Radio Takeover Featuring An
                              Exclusive Playlist

Afrojack to Host Evolution Kick Off Event With iHeartRadio Live Performance in
                                New York City

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 08, 2012

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America
with a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet, today
announced the launch of EVOLUTION, a new Electronic Dance Music (EDM) station
on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s industry-leading digital radio platform. The
station will celebrate the recent explosion of electronic music and will be
hosted by Pete Tong, the iconic British DJ behind BBC Radio 1’s renowned
Essential Mix radio show. Evolution will kick off November 12, with a five-day
studio takeover by Tong as well as an intimate iHeartRadio Live performance by
Grammy winning DJ/producer, Afrojack, in New York City on November 14.

The station takeover will feature special interviews with world-famous DJs
such as Axwell of Swedish House Mafia, all-new guest mixes and non-stop music
from Pete Tong’s hand-curated playlist. Beginning November 19, the station
will air its full schedule of programming and will feature “All Gone Pete
Tong,” a live, two-hour daily show that will include Pete’s Essential New Tune
of the Week, as well as hit songs from the global Top 100 chart on, the world’s largest music store and community for DJs. The show
will broadcast Monday through Friday from 7-9 p.m. EST.

Tong’s show will join an impressive lineup of radio shows hosted by a rotation
of popular and up-and-coming DJs including: Diplo; Wolfgang Gartner; Morgan
Page; Fatboy Slim; Yung Skeeter; Dim Mak; Manufactured Superstars; Roger
Sanchez; Dillon Francis; Doorly; Eats Everything; Jaymo and Andy George; The 2
Bears; Tom Staar; and Hot Since 82. Evolution will also air exclusive content
from Swedish House Mafia’s final tour in addition to their featured show with
all-new mixes. Programing will also include special spin sessions, on-air
interviews and guest-hosted radio shows with world-class, progressive DJs and
EDM producers.

“I’m excited to be a part of Evolution,” said Tong. “Electronic Dance Music
has seen a major rise in popularity in North America over the past few years
so this is exactly the right time to provide a new and groundbreaking music
service. I have spent my whole career seeking out and championing the hottest
new electronic artists and I’m inspired by the opportunity that iHeartRadio
has given me. Clear Channel is dedicated to giving a voice to a variety of
music genres, and I’m sure Evolution will grow to become a major asset to
electronic music. I look forward to working with iHeartRadio to provide a new
platform for both the established and most exciting new artists and DJs.”

The dynamic station will be promoted across Clear Channel’s Contemporary Hit
Radio, Rhythmic and Alternative stations, on iHeartRadio’s digital EDM
stations Electric Sound Stage and Trancid, and in leading dance clubs and
venues across the country on Pete Tong’s North American ‘All Gone’ Tour
beginning November 23. Listeners will be the first to hear exclusive show
content and will enjoy a robust variety of EDM, ranging from bass-heavy
dubstep and moombahton, to house, techno and electro.

“We’re thrilled to kick off our newest EDM station with Pete Tong – the
collaboration is a natural fit,” said Tom Poleman, President of National
Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “As the
popularity of electronic music increases, the introduction of Evolution shows
Clear Channel’s commitment to its listeners as well as to music variety and
discovery. iHeartRadio has an unparalleled ability to connect with its
audience through a variety of great music and top-billed live events. At this
year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival, performances by EDM artists Swedish House
Mafia, deadmau5 and Calvin Harris were highlights for many of our listeners
and reaffirmed that Evolution will be a popular addition to our station

To celebrate the launch of Evolution, Afrojack, one of the most sought-after
producers and DJs in the world, will perform live at the iHeartRadio Theater
presented by P.C. Richard and Son in New York City on Wednesday, November 14.
The private, live performance will feature his massive dance beats, previews
from his upcoming debut album, his recent radio hit “Can’t Stop Me” featuring
Shermanology and the No.1 Beatport hit, “Rock the House.”

EDM fans can listen to Evolution at iHeartRadio
delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service:
instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast
and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created custom
stations inspired by favorite artists and songs.

Pete Tong’s ‘All Gone’ North American tour dates:

22-11 Beta - Denver

23-11 Ruby Skye - San Francisco

24-11 Exchange - Los Angeles

25-11 XS - Las Vegas

26-11 Caprice - Vancouver

05-12 The Estate - Boston

06-12 Lit Ultrabar - Philadelphia

07-12 Pacha - NYC

08-12 - UR1 Festival, Miami

09-12 Mansion - Miami

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

With 239 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and
Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in
America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850
owned radio stations. The company’s radio stations and content can be heard on
AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the
Internet at and on the company’s radio station websites, on
the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via
navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others.

The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile
services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research
services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and
Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a
leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the
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information about the iHeartRadio Live show featuring Afrojack please contact
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