Veeps and iHeartMedia Partner to Livestream the 2024 iHeartRadio ALTer EGO Presented by Capital One

LOS ANGELES; November 29, 2023 – On Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 9 p.m. CST, the biggest names in alternative rock will come together for the sold-out 2024 iHeartRadio ALTer EGO Presented by Capital One, and premier streaming platform Veeps will be airing it LIVE exclusively for Veeps All Access subscribers. The livestream will feature an extraordinary selection of talent from the lineup including sets from Paramore, The 1975, The Black Keys, Thirty Seconds to Mars, BUSH, Sum 41, Yellowcard, lovelytheband, and The Last Dinner Party.

This is the second year in a row that Veeps and iHeartMedia have partnered to offer live video streaming and an interactive digital concert format of one of iHeartMedia’s roster of incredibly successful, nationally recognized concert events, extending access to the performances beyond the fans who are able to attend in person.

"This year's ALTer EGO livestream saw an average watch time of more than 1.5 hours across the tens of thousands of fans that tuned in which blew our minds, yet was also somewhat unsurprising given how devoted alt rock fans are, so we knew we had to do it again for them," said Kyle Heller, co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Veeps.

“Our ALTer EGO is now the only live music event where fans can see a gathering of the most iconic names in alternative rock on one stage on one night,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. “Partnering with Veeps again this year will help us to share this incredible lineup to alternative music fans across the country.” 

Alternative music fans will be able to view the January 13 stream on or via the Veeps app on Apple TV, Roku, iOS, and Android. The stream will be available exclusively to subscribers to All Access — Veeps’ subscription service — with monthly ($11.99/mo. with no minimum term) or annual ($120/yr) plans available. As in previous years, iHeartRadio ALTer EGO will broadcast on iHeartRadio Alternative and Rock stations across the country, on and on the iHeartRadio app.


About Veeps: Veeps is the world’s leading streaming platform for live music and entertainment where fans can connect with their favorite artists through live and on-demand concerts, comedy shows, and more. Launched in 2018 by Joel and Benji Madden, Veeps has streamed performances to millions of viewers worldwide for thousands of artists including Billie Eilish, Bob Dylan, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Foo Fighters, and Kings of Leon. Veeps has been named a Fast Company World’s Most Innovative Company, nominated for an Emmy, and holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest ticketed livestream performance by a solo male artist. Veeps content is available via and apps on Apple TV, Roku, iOS, and Android. Veeps is a part of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV).

About All Access: Veeps All Access is the first music subscription service to offer premium quality concerts and live music entertainment, connecting artists with fans when they can’t be in the crowd. Subscribers will have unlimited access to hundreds of upcoming live and on-demand performances each year, exclusive Veeps-only artist content, merch drops, and more for $11.99 a month, or an annual fee of $120. It’s your all-access pass to a show, every night, wherever you are.


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Ryan Seacrest and iHeartMedia Extend Relationship Through 2027

New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – November 29, 2023 – iHeartMedia announced today that it has extended its contract with Ryan Seacrest, the nationally-celebrated media and entertainment entrepreneur, radio personality, television host and producer, and philanthropist.  The contract now runs through December 31, 2027, extending the successful partnership between the No. 1 audio company in America and one of the most recognized and respected names throughout the entire media and entertainment industry.

Seacrest first started his career as a teenager in Atlanta at 94.1 WSTR (FM) before going on to work in Los Angeles at 98.7, which eventually led to other radio and hosting opportunities. Since then, Seacrest has built a reputation as one of media’s most trusted voices, cultivating a genuine connection – and powerful relationships – with consumers, advertisers, and America’s biggest stars, and is a true brand ambassador for iHeartMedia.

Under the agreement, Seacrest will continue in his role as one of the core personalities across all iHeartRadio platforms, hosting and producing his #1 Los Angeles morning drive-time show for iHeartMedia’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, the nationally-syndicated “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” and “American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest.” Seacrest will also continue to work closely with both Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO, and Rich Bressler, President, COO and CFO, providing input into the company’s major initiatives and hosting several tentpole events, including the iconic two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival; Los Angeles’ iHeartRadio Jingle Ball holiday concert with today’s top artists performing their #1 hits; and more.

“iHeartMedia has been my home for many years, and I’m honored to continue to work together to find new and innovative ways to connect with our listeners,” said Seacrest. “Thank you to Bob and Rich and the extended iHeartMedia family for the continued support, and a special thank you to my on-air crew, the best team in radio, for making the show fun and seamless every day.”

“It’s an honor to once again extend our relationship with Ryan, one of our most iconic personalities who has been instrumental in growing iHeartMedia’s reach in his three-decade career with us while endlessly entertaining our audiences nationwide,” said Rich Bressler. “Ryan is in a class of his own in the entertainment industry and we’re thrilled to have his expertise, business savvy and talent to count on for years to come.”

Seacrest’s deal was negotiated by Jeff Refold, COO and CFO of Ryan Seacrest Enterprises, and Jonathan West at Latham & Watkins LLP. 

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest is an Emmy-Winning television host, radio personality, mega producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. As one of the most recognizable and trusted voices in media today, Seacrest is the host and producer of the #1 Los Angeles morning drive-time show for iHeartMedia’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, the nationally syndicated “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” and “American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest.” For 22 seasons, Seacrest has hosted television’s singing competition series, ABC’s American Idol and earned several Emmy Award nominations for his work on the show. Additionally, Seacrest continues to be the host of the annual live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest” since 2005 and co-hosted and co-executive produced ABC’s award-winning show “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” for which he earned an Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. Seacrest also launched his Emmy award-winning company Ryan Seacrest Productions in 2006 and since then has been behind countless hit series including E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and its spinoffs, as well as E!’s E! Live From The Red Carpet, Netflix’s Insatiable, NBC’s Shades of Blue starring Jennifer Lopez, to name a few. Up next, Seacrest will take over as host of Wheel of Fortune.

Seacrest’s philanthropic efforts include serving as chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), which has successfully installed thirteen broadcast media centers – Seacrest Studios – in pediatric hospitals nationwide, with one more to open in Salt Lake City in December 2023. Seacrest Studios reaches an estimated 2.3 million patients and families through its programming annually.

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Shannen Doherty and iHeartPodcasts Announce "Let's Be Clear," A New Weekly Live Memoir Podcast

Listen to the trailer here and tune into the premiere episode on December 7

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LOS ANGELES – November 29, 2023 – Shannen Doherty, beloved actress known for her iconic role as Brenda Walsh in the hit series "Beverly Hills, 90210," has teamed up with iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, for a highly-anticipated podcast titled “Let’s Be Clear.” Listen to the official trailer here, and tune into the premiere episode on December 7, 2023.

Shannen Doherty will open up like never before in her new live memoir podcast. “Let’s Be Clear” promises to be a raw and candid exploration of Shannen’s personal journey covering everything from her TV and film credits to her stage four cancer battle, friendships, divorces and more. The podcast will also provide a platform for Shannen to share her life experience, the strength that carried her through difficult times, and her hopes and dreams for the future.

As Shannen says, “It doesn’t matter how many times you fall, it’s about how you get back up.”

“Let's Be Clear with Shannen Doherty” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and will be available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

Follow @LetsBeClearPod and @theshando on Instagram for updates.

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Emmy Award Winning Producer Kurt Engfehr and NAACP Image Award Nominee Ray Nowosielski Team Up With iHeartPodcasts For New Series “George Bailey Was Never Born”

The 10-part series takes a definitive look at “It’s a Wonderful Life,” one of the most popular movies of all time, the story of Americans’ decades-long love affair with this cultural institution and how it may offer a light down the path we walk today

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NEW YORK – November 21, 2023 – Today, iHeartPodcasts, Emmy Award-winning producer Kurt Engher and 2022 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Podcast nominee Ray Nowosielski announced the release of “George Bailey Was Never Born,” a one-of-a-kind podcast experience that takes a definitive look at “It’s a Wonderful Life,” one of the most popular holiday movies of all time. The new series is available now on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

The series is a co-production of iHeartMedia and Double Asterisk, in association with True Stories, created by Engfehr, editor-producer of Oscar- and Palme d’Or-winning documentaries from director Michael Moore, and Nowosielski, producer of “Gumbo Coalition,” which began streaming on Max Nov. 6th, and a story producer on “The Super Models,” streaming on Apple TV since September.

Joseph returns to narrate the podcast, reprising the character who tells fellow angel Clarence the story of Jimmy Stewart’s George Bailey over the 1947 Frank Capra directed classic.  The podcast features conversations with Stewart's daughter Kelly Stewart Harcourt, co-star Donna Reed's daughter Mary Owen, Capra's grandchildren Frank Capra III and Monica Capra Hodges, original story writer Philip Van Doren Stern’s grandchildren and others, as well as American influencers, artists and real modern small-town corollaries to the characters from the movie.

“George Bailey Was Never Born” details many never-before-told stories, ranging from the failure by Rashida Jones’ grandfather to renew the film's copyright to how Republic managed to regain control of it in 1993, from how the New York Times helped start a popular phenomenon of upside-downing the meaning of “It’s a Wonderful Life” to the abolitionist and anti-fascist intentions behind the movie’s creation, with implications for the MAGA movement today, and much more.

Three episodes take listeners inside the "real" Bedford Falls, Seneca Falls, New York, one spotlighting community banker Menzo Case's efforts to bring affordable housing there through his own Seneca County Habitat For Humanity Bailey Park.  Case passed away suddenly of a heart attack on October 13th, leaving that initiative in doubt.  Double Asterisk is donating a portion of proceeds to Bailey Park and encouraging listener donations to that, to their local Habitat for Humanity and to AFSP, in honor of the movie's twin causes of affordable homeownership and suicide prevention.

George Bailey Was Never Born” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts. 

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About Double Asterisk
Double Asterisk, Inc., is the documentary and podcast media company of John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski.  DA’s first major podcast series, After the Uprising, was nominated for a 2022 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Podcast.  Visit for more company information.

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Tenderfoot TV Founder and Podcast Host Payne Lindsey Teams up With iHeartPodcasts for New Weekly Talk Show “Talking to Death”

The Award-Winning Podcaster Brings His Investigative Background to a New Weekly Series, Featuring Deeply Unfiltered and Candid Conversations with Celebrities, Experts, and Friends

The Audio and Video Series Premieres on November 15, 2023

WHAT: If there is one thing podcast host Payne Lindsey is an expert at, it’s getting people to divulge information — whether it is clues that could lead to an arrest in a cold case, or simply getting a friend to share their most controversial hot takes. While Lindsey has traditionally utilized these skills to bring justice to victims on his award-winning series such as “Up and Vanished” and “Atlanta Monster,” he now wants to talk you to death with his first-ever weekly talk show, “Talking to Death,” which may or may not be about true crime at all.

The weekly series will take listeners on an exciting journey through crime, mystery, and fun, with a no-holds-barred approach. Offering authentic moments and showing previously unseen sides of renowned guests, the series will provide guests a platform to openly share new perspectives on their experiences. Aside from Lindsey’s friends and other colleagues in the true crime sphere, the series will feature raw interviews with notable podcasters, celebrities, and an array of experts spanning mental health, pop culture, the supernatural, and beyond.

“One of my favorite parts about my work is getting to meet people from all walks of life and develop meaningful relationships with them, bringing out new important information that has never been uncovered,” says host Payne Lindsey. “In ‘Talking to Death,’ I want to provide a platform for others, whether they’re my friends or people I look up to, to comfortably do the same, and show a side of themselves that they don’t normally show to the public.”

Listeners will be able to tune in weekly for some good old fashioned fun with Lindsey and his guests as they engage in unfiltered conversations that are full of surprising moments. Notable guests include Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marc Smerling (“The Jinx”), NewsNation Senior National Correspondent Brian Entin, and former Playboy Bunny who starred in E!’s hit reality television series “The Girls Next Door,” Holly Madison. The series premieres on November 15, with the first two episodes immediately available. Star of MTV's “Jackass” and fellow podcast host, Steve-O, joins Lindsey on the first episode for a conversation surrounding the death penalty and addiction.

“Talking To Death” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts.

WHEN + WHERE: The first two episodes of “Talking to Death” will premiere on November 15, and new episodes will be released weekly on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

WHO: Talking to Death” is hosted by Payne Lindsey, the renowned Atlanta-based director, award-winning documentary filmmaker and podcast host of the chart-topping series “Up and Vanished.”

As founder of the acclaimed podcast company Tenderfoot TV, Lindsey has continued to host and produce many more popular series, including “High Strange,” “Atlanta Monster,” “Dead and Gone,” and “Radio Rental” which stars actor and comedian Rainn Wilson.

About Tenderfoot TV
A leader in premium podcast content, Tenderfoot TV was founded by Atlanta director and independent filmmaker, Payne Lindsey, and music industry veteran, Donald Albright. The 2016 launch of the award-winning true-crime podcast, “Up and Vanished,” marked Tenderfoot’s entry and ascension in podcasting. The viral sensation became an international news story after influencing 2 arrests in a decade-old cold case and receiving over 450 million downloads across three seasons. Tenderfoot has since created additional breakthrough podcasts including the critically acclaimed “Atlanta Monster,” “The MLK Tapes,” “Radio Rental'' starring Rainn Wilson, and 2019’s AP Podcast of the year, “To Live and Die in LA.” With over 800 million downloads to date, Tenderfoot continues to develop fiction and nonfiction projects as podcasts, and has expanded into TV and film, airing the first season of “Up and Vanished” (TV series) on the Oxygen network in 2020. Having collaborated with the likes of HBO, Netflix, iHeart, Audible, Audacy, QCode, Spotify, and Issa Rae’s label Radio, Tenderfoot has become the premiere creative hub for podcasting, and aims to be a leader in multi-platform storytelling. Visit for more company information.

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iHeartPodcasts and Daniel Tosh Team Up to Launch New Weekly Podcast 

“Tosh Show” will be a window into the mind of the beloved comedian, featuring interviews with people from all walks of life that he finds interesting

Listen to the first episode HERE 

NEW YORK – November 14, 2023 – iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, and comedian Daniel Tosh today premiered “Tosh Show,” a hilariously unfiltered glimpse into the world of the former host of hit show, Tosh.0. Each week, Tosh will take listeners on a witty and insightful journey, interviewing people from all walks of life he finds interesting. In addition, he will share his unique perspective on current events and provide a glimpse into his own world.

“I’ve grown over the past three years. Literally. I thought I was 6’3”, turns out I’m 6’4”... I think the listeners will appreciate my new perspective,” said Tosh.

Rather than focusing on traditional celebrity and comedian interviews, “Tosh Show” will hear from the individuals who genuinely pique Daniel’s curiosity. He will speak to a wide range of characters in his life including his plumber, his stylist, his car guy, his wife's gynecologist, his favorite drag queen and more as Tosh dives into diverse topics such as religion, travel, sports, gambling and beyond.

“With ‘Tosh Show,’ listeners can expect a refreshing and fearless take on a wide range of topics from a beloved voice in comedy,” said Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts. “We are excited to share this  hilariously entertaining and thought-provoking podcast with listeners everywhere.”

Tosh Show” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is available now on the iHeartRadio app, all major podcast platforms and YouTube.

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About Daniel Tosh

Daniel Tosh is a comedian, host, writer, and producer. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Marketing, Daniel moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. His stand-up career accelerated in 2001 after a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman after which Daniel would continue on to appear in other shows including his own COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS, a 30-minute special two years later. He was also seen on PREMIUM BLEND and multiple episodes of THE TONIGHT SHOW. In 2005, Comedy Central would go on to release his debut album, TRUE STORIES I MADE UP. Daniel would later release three additional hour-long specials for the network, all to popular and critical acclaim; COMPLETELY SERIOUS (2007), HAPPY THOUGHTS (2011) and PEOPLE PLEASER (2016). From 2009 to 2020, Daniel was the host of TOSH.0, a renowned commentary and one of the longest running comedy series for the network. It showcased internet clips with the addition of Daniel's comedic perspective. The series gained popularity throughout its run and during its height it became the most watched show by men from 18-34 on cable television. Daniel also Executive Produced and starred in BRICKELBERRY for three seasons for Comedy Central. His other voiceover work was also featured on PARADISE PD and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM. Daniel has appeared in comedy festivals and toured all over the world including New Zealand, Australia, Montreal, and Ireland and at one point in his career was averaging over 100 college performances a year. Daniel currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and family.

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iHeartMedia and Global Sign Multi-Year Podcast Partnership Deal in the UK, Ireland and USA

New York and London – Wednesday, 15 November 2023 - Global, the UK’s largest Radio and Outdoor media company, has signed an exclusive platform distribution and ad sales deal with iHeartMedia, the No. 1 audio company in the United States.

Under the exclusive deal, Global and iHeartMedia will license, distribute and represent each other’s chart-topping Podcast portfolios.

In the   UK iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, will be available on Global Player and via DAX, Global’s market leading digital advertising exchange.  iHeartPodcasts adds millions of downloads to Global Player and the DAX network.

iHeartPodcasts publishes more than 800 podcasts across a wide variety of genres, that span every category from business, sports, spirituality and technology to entertainment, family, comedy and true crime – and everything in between including ‘On Purpose with Jay Shetty,’ the hit health and wellness podcast from the British former-monk-turned-author and motivational speaker, which explores topics related to mindfulness and mental health with high-profile guests including Drew Barrymore, Trevor Noah and Selena Gomez. 

Additional iHeartPodcasts include ‘The Girlfriends’ the story of a group of women who came together to bring a murderous ex-boyfriend to justice, ‘Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Scrubs’ alumni Zach Braff and Donald Faison, ‘The Ron Burgundy Podcast’ with comedian Will Ferrell reprising his most iconic role from the Anchorman film series, ‘Revisionist History’ where Malcolm Gladwell brings his incredible and unique perspective and insights to topics far and wide, and podcast “royalty” ‘Stuff You Should Know,’ now in its 15th  year and with more than 1,500 episodes.

In the US, Global’s high profile podcasts will be available on the iHeartRadio App and will be monetized by iHeartMedia’s industry leading audio sales force.

Global’s owned and original podcasts includes chart-topping titles such as daily news podcast ‘The News Agents’ and ‘The News Agents USA’, the award-winning ‘My Therapist Ghosted Me’ with Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally, ‘Filthy Ritual’ from the true crime hit duo Hannah Maguire and Suruthi Bala, and a brand-new daily podcast with leading broadcaster Shaun Keaveny, ‘Shaun Keaveny’s Daily Grind’.

Conal Byrne, CEO of iHeartMedia’s Digital Audio Group, said: “Podcasting has exploded as the newest mass-reach medium in the US, with more than 120 million Americans a month now listening - and now the opportunity for global growth is huge. As more international listeners engage with hit iHeartPodcasts every month, this is a great opportunity to work with the best-in-class Global and using DAX monetization teams, to find new audiences and advertisers for the best and largest podcast portfolio in the world.”

Mike Gordon, Global’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “I’m delighted that iHeartMedia is partnering with Global to bring each other’s incredible slate of award-winning podcasts to advertisers in the UK & Ireland, and the US.  Combining the reach of each other’s platforms and network s, and featuring talent like Jay Shetty and Brett Goldstein, and The News Agents’ Emily, Jon and Lewis, at a time when podcasts are experiencing rapid growth, will see us reaching more audiences than ever before.”

With millions of monthly active users, Global Player is now one of the UK’s largest entertainment platforms.

DAX is the largest digital advertising platform in the UK and one of the largest in the world. It connects advertisers to over 130 million listeners by inserting targeted advertising into their favourite radio, music and podcasts across the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada. 

About Global Player

Global Player opens up a world of entertainment where listeners can listen to award-winning podcasts, enjoy all of Global’s live radio brands, catch up on their favourite shows, rewind live radio, and browse expertly-curated live playlists. All the best videos from Global’s brands are available on demand on Global Player, and flagship events and interviews are also streamed live through the app. Discover Global Player today on mobile, smart speaker or online at

About DAX

DAX is a pioneering digital advertising exchange that connects brands with audiences at scale through music, radio and podcasts. Advertisers on DAX can reach audiences with the support of smart targeting and award-winning effectiveness tools. 

Premium publishers and podcasts on DAX include SoundCloud, Sky, ITV, Reach Plc., How to Fail with Elizabeth Day, My Therapist Ghosted Me, and all of Global’s radio and podcast brands including Capital, Heart and chart-topping podcast The News Agents. 

Global, the Media & Entertainment Group created and launched DAX in 2014. 

About Global

Global is one of the world’s leading Media & Entertainment groups. With a huge weekly reach, it is the UK and Europe’s largest Radio & Outdoor company.    

Global is home to respected, national, market leading media brands including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, LBC, Global’s Newsroom, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and Global Player, which allows listeners to enjoy all of Global’s radio brands, award-winning podcasts, and expertly-curated playlists, in one place in app, on web and on smart speakers.  

With an extensive and diverse portfolio, Global is also the leading Outdoor company in the UK & one of the largest in Europe with over 235,000 sites reaching 95% of the UK population.  

On-air, on Global Player and with our outdoor platforms combined, Global reaches 51 million individuals across the UK every week, including 26.4 million on the radio alone.    

The company headquarters is in London’s iconic Leicester Square. Ashley Tabor-King OBE is Founder & Executive President, Stephen Miron is Group CEO, Lord Allen is Chairman and James Rea is Chief Broadcasting and Content Officer. Ashley Tabor-King created Global in 2007.


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iHeartMedia Celebrates the Holiday Season with Annual Holiday Music Flip Across Broadcast Stations Nationwide and the Return of the “iHeartRadio Holiday Special”

More Than 85 Stations Across the Country Flip the Switch to Holiday Music Making iHeartRadio the Holiday Music Destination

Hosted by Mario Lopez, The Holiday Special Will Feature Interviews with Cher, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Elton John, Meghan Trainor, Rob Thomas, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Train Broadcasting on iHeartMedia’s AC and Classic Hits Stations Nationwide on November 22 

New York – November 10, 2023 – iHeartMedia announced the annual station flip to holiday music kicks off today with more than 85 stations across the country broadcasting the season’s festive music from today’s biggest artists as well as Christmas classics from Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and more 24/7. Continuing the celebration of the holiday season, the iHeartRadio Holiday Special returns this year on November 22. Hosted by Mario Lopez, the two-hour special event will feature interviews with Cher, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Elton John, Meghan Trainor, Rob Thomas, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Train discussing their favorite holiday songs and traditions. The special will broadcast across iHeartMedia’s AC and Classic Hits stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app on November 22 at 7 p.m. local time. 

Every holiday season, iHeartMedia converts music radio stations in its key markets to all holiday music through Christmas Day. Each year, these stations continue to have the largest audiences of all radio stations in each market – often doubling the audience size from non-holiday programming – making iHeartMedia the No. 1 holiday music listening destination.  

Listeners can discover a holiday station for every mood and celebration across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices with the iHeartRadio. Original stations like “iHeart Christmas,” playing all the holiday favorites; “North Pole Radio,” hosted by Santa Claus himself; “iHeart Christmas Classics,” the place to hear all the timeless holiday classics; or holiday channels playing all kinds of music, including iHeartCountry Christmas, iHeart Christmas Jazz, iHeart Christmas Rock, iHeart Christmas R&B, and more. To find all iHeartRadio’s extensive holiday offerings, listeners can visit the iHeartRadio app and search “iHeart Holiday.”

“Listeners look forward to that special day when we convert so many of our stations to Christmas music because it means that the holiday season has really started,” said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “To celebrate we are bringing back the iHeartRadio Holiday Special with Cher, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Elton John, Meghan Trainor, Rob Thomas, Ryan Tedder and Train who will be sharing their personal holiday memories.”

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iHeartMedia World Premieres Singles From Dua Lipa, Kenny Chesney, Jack Harlow and Garth Brooks & Ronnie Dunn

Latest National Flyaway Sweepstakes with John Mellencamp Runs Through November 16

NEW YORK, N.Y. – November 10, 2023 – iHeartMedia recently celebrated new music and artists with World Premiere debuts. On November 10, Dua Lipa’s new single "Houdini" had a World Premiere debut across iHeartRadio Hot AC stations and was featured in the “New Music Friday” slots across iHeartRadio CHR stations. Kenny Chesney’s new single "Take Her Home" had a World Premiere debut on November 10 across iHeartCountry stations. Jack Harlow’s "Lovin On Me" had a World Premiere debut on November 10 across iHeartRadio Rhythm CHR and Hip Hop stations. Additionally, Garth Brooks & Ronnie Dunn’s new duet "Rodeo Man" had a World Premiere debut on November 6 across iHeartCountry stations.

From November 3 to November 16, fans will have the chance to win iHeartRadio’s National Sweepstakes to attend one of John Mellencamp’s new tour dates and meet the artist. The grand prize winner and a guest will receive roundtrip airfare, two-night hotel accommodations, $200 gift card for ground transportation, two front-row tickets to one of Mellencamp’s 2024 tour dates, a meet and greet with the rocker with on-site at the venue and a personalized signed Mellencamp artbook. Fans can enter to win by downloading the iHeartRadio app and listening to qualifying Adult Hits, Classic Rock 70s & 80s and Talk stations.

For the latest news, music fans can follow iHeartRadio on InstagramTwitterFacebook and YouTube, and visit

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Award-Winning Podcast “Snafu With Ed Helms” Renewed for Second and Third Seasons

Two-time Signal Award-winning podcast from iHeartPodcasts, FilmNation Entertainment, Pacific Electric Picture Co. and Gilded Audio will next explore a decade-defining burglary

New York, NY – November 2, 2023 – SNAFU with Ed Helms, the award-winning iHeartPodcast about history’s greatest screwups, has been renewed for a second and third season. Hosted and executive produced by Helms, the podcast recently won two Signal Awards: a Gold Award for Best History Podcast and a Silver Award for Best Writing, both in the category of Limited Series & Specials. This year it was also nominated for Best History Podcast for the 2023 Ambie Awards and was an honoree for documentary podcast at the 2023 Webby Awards. The first season, which has amassed over one million downloads, told the extraordinary and little-known story of Able Archer 83, the NATO military exercise that almost caused a nuclear war in November of 1983.

The second high-stakes season will be based on the book The Burglary by journalist Betty Medsger, telling the incredible story of the burglary that revealed J. Edgar Hoover’s secret FBI. It’s the tale of the eight peace activists who took on the most powerful agency in America: stealing secret documents, evading capture, and uncovering the Bureau’s most explosive and damning secrets. This seminal moment in history still resonates today through timely themes like surveillance, privacy, and the power of civil disobedience.

Back in 1971, Medsger, then a journalist at The Washington Post, received a batch of FBI documents in the mail, which had been covertly sent to her by the burglars. More than 20 years later, it would be Betty to whom the burglars would finally admit their involvement and reveal the full story behind their unbelievable break-in. The season is expected to feature all six of the living original eight burglars, along with several of Betty’s original interviews in the 1990’s with the burglars.

“It’s been exciting to see SNAFU find a passionate audience and also reassuring to know I might not be the only history nerd out there. The burglars featured in our second season are American heroes, and I couldn’t be more excited to be working with the brilliant Betty Medsger to adapt her book. Also thrilled to be back in business with our amazing partners at iHeartPodcasts, FilmNation and Gilded Audio for two more seasons,” said Helms.

SNAFU with Ed Helms is a production of iHeartPodcasts, FilmNation Entertainment & Pacific Electric Picture Co. in association with Gilded Audio. The second season is produced by Alyssa Martino and Tory Smith for FilmNation, and produced and written by Sara Joyner, Stephen Wood, and Albert Chen for Gilded Audio.

Executive producers for the second season are Ed Helms and Mike Falbo for Pacific Electric Picture Co.; Milan Popelka for FilmNation Entertainment; Andy Chugg and Whitney Donaldson for Gilded Audio; Dylan Fagan for iHeartPodcasts; and Betty Medsger, author of The Burglary.

About FilmNation Entertainment

FilmNation Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment company that produces, finances and distributes award-winning films, television series, podcasts and theater productions that combine strong creative voices and global appeal including critically acclaimed films such as ARRIVAL, THE BIG SICK and PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN. FilmNation is also the home of Infrared, a new film production label focused on films with franchise potential.

FilmNation’s podcasting division features character-driven storytelling and original voices uniquely suited to the medium. Popular podcasts include SNAFU with Ed Helms for iHeartMedia, which recently won a Gold Signal Award for History - Limited Series and Specials and a Silver Signal Award for for Best Writing - Limited Series and Specials, and received a 2023 nomination for Best History Podcast for the Ambie Awards; Olympics-themed show Torched for Stitcher with host Molly Bloom, which won the 2022 Signal Award for Best Sports Podcast and Best Individual Sports Episode and received a nomination for Best Sports Podcast for the Ambie Awards; the true crime podcast Murder on the Towpath for Luminary with host Soledad O’Brien; and science fiction anthology Hyper-thetical hosted by Kerry Bishé.

About Pacific Electric Picture Co.

Founded by Ed Helms and Mike Falbo in 2012, Pacific Electric Picture Co. is a production company with a first look deal at Universal Television. They most recently produced two seasons of RUTHERFORD FALLS, created by Helms, Sierra Ornelas, and Mike Schur for Peacock & UTV. Also for Peacock, last year they released TRUE STORY WITH ED & RANDALL, co-hosted by Helms and Randall Park, to rave reviews. Before that, they produced the critically acclaimed sketch show AUNTY DONNA’S BIG OL’ HOUSE OF FUN for Netflix in 2020. In 2018, Pacific Electric won a WGA Award for their Comedy Central special THE FAKE NEWS WITH TED NELMS.

On the feature side, they produced COFFEE AND KAREEM for Netflix, directed by Michael Dowse and starring Ed Helms, Taraji P Henson, Betty Gilpin, and David Alan Grier, and CORPORATE ANIMALS, written by Sam Bain, directed by Patrick Brice and starring Demi Moore, Jessica Williams, and Karan Soni, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

They currently have projects in development at AMC, Disney+, FilmNation, Peacock, STX, and Warner Animation, among others. With the release of the critically lauded first season of SNAFU, they are excited to continue expanding into the podcast space.

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