Irondale, Ala., Nov 9, 2012 / 12:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network is now available through iHeartRadio, the Clear Channel media company’s digital radio service that makes streaming radio available through the internet, mobile devices and tablets.
EWTN President and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw said the Catholic network is “pleased” to partner with iHeartRadio in order to “proclaim the gospel message to an ever-expanding global audience.”
“Our foundress, Mother Angelica, took the Lord’s command to carry his message to the ends of the earth seriously. Our partnership with iHeartRadio enables us to carry on that legacy using the latest in digital technology,” Warsaw said Nov. 8.
iHeartRadio gives users instant access to over 1,000 broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities. It allows user-created custom stations for favorite artists and songs. The iHeartRadio mobile apps have been downloaded more than 125 million times, while iHeartRadio’s free service has more than 115 million listening hours each month.
App users can find the EWTN station by searching the “Live Stations” section for “EWTN Radio.” The app is available for mobile phones, the Kindle Fire, the Xbox 360 game system and Google TV.“By adding EWTN, the leading Catholic media network, to the iHeartRadio platform, we continue to enhance iHeartRadio’s offerings for users,” Brian LaKamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, said Nov. 8.
“We want to be everywhere our listeners are with a variety of programming options and this agreement offers iHeartRadio users an even more interesting and diverse listening experience.”
EWTN Global Catholic Network is available in over 200 million television households in over 140 countries and territories. Its AM and FM radio networks have a U.S. affiliate base exceeding 200 stations and a worldwide shortwave radio station. The network already streams radio through its website www.ewtn.com.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities with 850 radio stations. It has 239 million monthly listeners in the U.S.