Trapped in Treatment, the Hit Docu-Style Podcast Series from Paris Hilton’s 11:11 Media, iHeartPodcasts and Warner Bros. Unscripted TV in Association with Telepictures Returns for Season 2

Executive Produced by Paris Hilton, Season 2 Continues Investigating The Troubled Teen Industry, Premiering April 30th

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BURBANK, Calif. (April 16, 2024) – iHeartPodcasts and London Audio, the podcast division of Paris Hilton’s next-gen media company 11:11 Media, today announced season two ofTrapped In Treatment, set to premiere on April 30th. With new podcast episodes every Tuesday, Trapped in Treatment continues to examine and expose the dark secrets and controversial practices of the Troubled Teen Industry.

From 11:11 Media, London Audio and iHeartPodcasts with Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Telepictures, Trapped in Treatment season 2 focuses on the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools (WWASPS), one of the largest and most notorious networks of schools in the Troubled Teen Industry. The Season follows the story of one small town Utah man who would become the mastermind behind an empire of Troubled Teen programs that would spread across the world. From children being kept in dog cages to being trapped in a foreign country, the lived experience accounts of surviving WWASP is nothing short of horrifying.

Continuing to uncover the human rights scandal hiding in our own backyards, hosts Caroline Cole and Rebecca Mellinger interview survivors, family members and former employees ofWWASPS, providing groundbreaking first-hand accounts of a variety of alleged abuses, such as students confined in small spaces, forced feedings and rape reenactments, among other unimaginable acts.   

“As a survivor, I feel so honored that Trapped in Treatment has been able to help raise awareness and advocate for change within youth residential facilities,” said Hilton. “Our collective voice as survivors is stronger each time someone talks about their personal journey, and I thank each and every guest who has been brave enough to come forward on our podcast this season.”

Demanding transparency and accountability, Hilton, Cole and Mellinger have been at the forefront of advocating to reform the Troubled Teen Industry and continue to campaign for the passage of the federal bipartisan Stop Institutional Child Abuse Act.  In 2023, Hilton, Cole and Mellinger were honored for their advocacy work by Rise with the Extraordinary Changemaker of the Year Award through 11:11 Media’s Impact division.

Trapped In Treatment is executive produced by Hilton, Bruce Gersh and Bruce Robertson and is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on the iHeartRadio app and all other podcast platforms.

About 11:11 Media

11:11 Media is a global, next-gen entertainment company at the center of pop culture – connecting content, community and commerce – founded by Paris Hilton and entertainment industry veteran Bruce Gersh in 2021. The company spans a broad array of businesses including film, TV, audio, music, books, consumer products, digital and web3, with passion points around lifestyle, fashion, beauty, wellness, art, travel and more. Elevating brands, building communities, and driving social impact through the power of storytelling, experiences and products is the core mission of 11:11 Media.

About London Audio

London Audio was founded in 2021 and is the podcast division of 11:11 Media.  Through its exclusive partnership with iHeartMedia, London Audio has launched several successful  podcasts, including its flagship series  “I Am Paris",  as well as “Trapped in Treatment” which returns for its second season this Fall, and the recently launched “The History of the World’s Greatest Nightclubs”

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iHeartMedia and Deep Blue Sports + Entertainment Launch Women’s Sports Audio Network – The First-Ever Audio Platform Dedicated to Women’s Sports

Featuring leading sports champions including Sarah Spain, Sheryl Swoopes and more, the Women’s Sports Audio Network will highlight and scale women’s sports coverage across broadcast radio, podcasts, streaming and events

New partnership reinforces iHeartMedia’s commitment to women’s sports programming, content and coverage

NEW YORK, N.Y. – April 23, 2024 – America’s #1 audio company iHeartMedia and Deep Blue Sports + Entertainment today announced a new partnership to launch the Women’s Sports Audio Network (WSAN), the first-ever audio platform dedicated exclusively to women’s sports. As a net-new audio platform dedicated to exploring and celebrating women’s sports competitions, including athletes’ stories on and off the field, WSAN is a free, ad-supported network that will include podcasts, daily sports reports, spotlights and audio vignettes, social content, promotion and industry event presence, and will be available across iHeartMedia’s broadcast, digital and podcast platforms and everywhere podcasts are heard.

The launch of the first-ever women’s sports audio network comes at a time when investment and viewership numbers for women’s sports are on the rise. This year, elite women’s sports are currently expected to become a $1 billion industry, representing a 300% increase in just three years, while in the US, women's sports still only receive 15% of media coverage.

By launching a network dedicated to delivering what fans want most – more access to the athletes, the influencers, the stories and the daily conversation around all things women sports – iHeartMedia and Deep Blue aim to amplify well-known and new influential female sports athletes and relevant programming to millions of listeners nationwide, and also unlock access to inventory and opportunities for brands to engage in an emerging market across various sports and communities. In a recent Deloitte report, research found that for every dollar spent in women’s sports, more than seven dollars was generated in “customer value for that organization.”

Women’s sports extends much further than the popular NCAA tournament and World Cup; The Women’s Sports Audio Network is designed to offer talent and programming year-round with the launch of new daily shows focused on a wide range of sports and commentary from a variety of talent, including leading sports media personality Sarah Spain and WNBA Legend, three-time Olympic gold medalist, Sheryl Swoopes, with more talent to be announced in the coming weeks.

This new partnership with Deep Blue, which is led by agency veteran Laura Correnti as Founder and CEO and WNBA Legend Sue Bird as Chief Strategy Officer, reinforces iHeartMedia’s commitment to accelerate growth in women’s sports by driving equity in coverage, representation, and access to women’s sports every day, everywhere in America through the power of iHeart’s mass reach. 

This new slate will join iHeart’s growing roster of women’s voices in sports podcasting, such as Cari Champion, Erin Andrews and others. Additionally, the iHeartSports network has committed to run dedicated women’s sports reports daily across its network – servicing more than 500 broadcast stations and their digital streams throughout the country, across multiple formats.

“Women’s sports are on fire and so is audio. The timing is perfect to deliver on the massive fan excitement today and most importantly use the power of iHeart’s massive audience reach to ensure women’s sports gets the attention it deserves,” said Gayle Troberman, Chief Marketing Officer for iHeartMedia. “We all win when the athletes, the fans and the brands get to play together every day in the biggest audio arena on the planet at iHeart.”

“While women’s sports continue to break ratings and attendance records on a seemingly regular basis – it’s imperative the media marketplace and commercial investment keep pace to not just meet consumer demand, but sustain this growth market,” said Laura Correnti, Founder and CEO of Deep Blue. “By partnering with iHeartMedia, we’re unlocking the ability to immediately share more women’s sports stories with more fans while addressing the need for more discovery, visibility and scale – a common pain point for the advertising and media marketplace in this space. This partnership effectively moves the coverage of women’s sports from 15% to 90% overnight through the power of audio.”

Launching WSAN comes in close follow to Deep Blue Sports + Entertainment’s recent partnership with Axios, creating a thought leadership event series and editorial content dedicated to the business of women’s sports, focused on the economic and social impact women's sports has on individuals and global communities. The new partnership was announced on stage at Deep Blue and Axios’ Business of Women’s Sports Summit, held in New York City.

About Deep Blue

Deep Blue exists to identify, create, and influence business models and growth opportunities in emerging markets in sports and entertainment, including the firm's first vertical of focus: women's sports.

Deep Blue includes media, marketing and advertising practitioners working alongside athletes to ensure brands have a first-person perspective when building their women’s sport-focused marketing strategies and brand messaging. Led by Founder and CEO Laura Correnti, and Chief Strategy Officer, Partner, and WNBA legend Sue Bird, Deep Blue provides agency services including platform development and brand strategy, media investment, brand partnerships, ad campaign and content development, experiential marketing, league and club asset media value analysis and ancillary media / content strategy development, athlete / influencer partnerships, brand and thought leadership communications strategy, analytics and measurement framework development, and beyond.

The firm also includes an Athlete Advisory Council that helps inform client work. Founding members include Rennae Stubbs, ESPN commentator and former professional tennis player; professional golfer and media influencer Shasta Averyhardt; former Australian Cricket player and international cricket commentator Melanie Jones OAM; Olympian and former professional soccer player turned broadcaster, influencer, and entrepreneur Melissa Ortiz. Current clients include MassMutual, Ally, and UCLA.

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iHeartPodcasts and NY Times Bestselling Author Radhi Devlukia Announce New Weekly Wellness Podcast “A Really Good Cry”

Devlukia takes listeners on a journey to explore emotions, a deeper understanding of who we are and learning how to navigate this world, the unexpected twists and turns and grow from all the lessons that come with it, all while embracing the healing power of a really good cry

The podcast will feature wellness tips, tools and conversations around self-awareness and growth, education around what we eat and how it affects our mind and body and how to identify, process and move through our emotions daily, and so much more

Listen to the trailer here 
 

NEW YORK – April 19, 2024– iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, together with Radhi Devlukia, author of the New York Times Bestselling cookbook JOYFULL, plant-based cook and mission-driven entrepreneur announced today “A Really Good Cry.” The weekly podcast that will take listeners through a journey to unlock their emotions and use them as tools to understand themselves better and truly embrace the power of a really good cry. Episode one will be available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard beginning April 23. Listeners can hear the trailer now, here.

Host Radhi Devlukia will share wellness tips, surprising revelations and never-before-heard personal stories, conversations around self-awareness and growth, education around what we eat and how it affects our mind and body and how to identify, process and move through our emotions daily, and so much more. The podcast will also share unique perspectives from a range of special guests including celebrities, scientists, subject experts such as Tia Mowry, Dr. Ramani Durvasula, Cleo Wade, Tan France and more. With each episode, “A Really Good Cry” will equip listeners with the knowledge and tools necessary to embark on their own journey towards emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental wellness. 

“I am so excited to launch this podcast. It’s a mixture of things I’m curious about, learning in my life and a place to let your guard down and feel all the waves of emotions we go through in life,” said Radhi Devlukia. “Emotions are meant to be felt, processed, and released and I’ve created this podcast as a safe space to hopefully help people do that in their lives. You’ll laugh, you'll learn, you’ll grow, and you’ll have a really good cry!” 

“Actively cultivating a lifestyle that is focused on positive mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever,” said Will Pearson, President, iHeartPodcasts. “With our scale and reach, we hope ‘A Really Good Cry’ will help listeners around the world find the comfort and inspiration they need to help navigate the internal challenges they may be facing and find their happiness.”

A Really Good Cry” will join the network’s existing roster of highly popular shows focused on the topic including “On Purpose with Jay Shetty,” "Therapy for Black Girls” with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, The Black Effect Podcast Network’s “Checking In” with Michelle Williams, Pushkin’s “The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos,"  and “A Slight Change of Plans” with Dr. Maya Shankar, “Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani,” “Ice-T’s Daily Game,” “Unbreakable with Jay Glazer” and a dozen others as listeners increasingly seek resources for self-improvement and mental wellbeing through audio. These podcasts are distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

In addition, Devlukia released her first cookbook Joyfull with Simon & Schuster in February 2024. The cookbook guides readers in creating vibrant plant-based meals to support and nourish our body, to harnessing the functional, flavor and physical powers of spices, to connecting back to our own bodies and learn how to manage our own health through the food we eat, the thoughts we think and our daily practices. The cookbook also includes tips on mindful cooking, eating to breathwork and rituals to transition you through the day with the goal of making cooking exciting and eating more intentional. The book features more than 125 plant-based recipes, to balance both flavor and health and gives a practical approach to making deeply flavorful food for feeling one’s best.

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About Radhi Devlukia

Radhi Devlukia is the author of the New York Times Bestselling cookbook JOYFULL, a plant-based cook, mission-driven entrepreneur, and co-founder of Juni Tea. Born and raised in the UK, the rich traditions of her Indian culture played a significant role in shaping Radhi’s path towards wellness from an early age, leading her to develop a deep appreciation for the mind-body connection and igniting her curiosity for culinary exploration. As a modern-day advocate for holistic well-being, Radhi practices conscious cooking and embodies the idea that nourishing the body can be an enriching and pleasurable journey without compromising flavor. She has amassed a global audience of millions of loyal followers through her natural lifestyle brand sharing recipes, nutritional insights, and mindfulness practices. Radhi’s commitment to business with a purpose is illustrated with her partnership with cruelty-free fashion brand, Samara. In 2019, Radhi partnered with the brand to create a limited-edition vegan leather weekender bag and a necklace line using semi-precious stones that promote healing and joy, all of which sold out in minutes. Most recently, Radhi was announced as Alo’s new celebrity ambassador, representing wellness as part of the brand’s ‘Move Into Wellness’ campaign. In 2023, she headlined GAP’s holiday campaign alongside her husband Jay. In 2021, Radhi launched Juni, an adaptogenic sparkling tea brand. Juni’s powerful adaptogens and nootropics work together to renew energy, enhance focus, and elevate overall wellness. It’s available exclusively at Erewhon locations and online. In February 2024, Radhi released her highly anticipated debut cookbook, JOYFULL, which was an instant New York Times Bestseller. Through her recipes, teachings, and vibrant spirit, Radhi continues to inspire individuals around the world to savor the flavors of life while prioritizing their health and vitality. Radhi has been featured in People, Women’s Health, Vogue India, Goop, Forbes, Today Show, Access Hollywood and more. Radhi resides in Los Angeles with her husband Jay. Learn more at radhidevlukia.com or @radhidevlukia across social media. 

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Jennie Garth Puts Herself First In New Weekly iHeartPodcast “I Choose Me with Jennie Garth” 

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LOS ANGELES – April 16, 2024 – iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher according to Podtrac, together with Jennie Garth, announce an all-new weekly podcast titled “I Choose Me with Jennie Garth.” Listen to the official trailer here and tune into the premiere episode on April 30, 2024.

Jennie Garth, the multifaceted actress, entrepreneur, and designer, made her mark on American culture playing Kelly Taylor for 10 seasons of “Beverly Hills, 90210” and Val Tyler on the hit sitcom “What I Like About You.”

The title of Garth’s new podcast, “I Choose Me,” is a nod to one of the most memorable moments in “Beverly Hills, 90210,” when Kelly Taylor found herself in a love triangle with Brandon and Dylan and was forced to choose one man. Kelly said “I choose me,” and those three words became a powerful statement of self-respect and one that stayed true to Jennie in real life.

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Jennie Garth became synonymous with Kelly Taylor on Beverly Hills 90210 when she uttered these three words: “I Choose Me.” What started as a line in a script became Jennie’s formula for fulfillment and she wants to share it with you. The I Choose Me Movement is the ultimate form of self-care and self-love. Be the star of your own life and watch the world around you improve. Join Jennie as she continues her quest for contentment and gratitude. Choose health, choose healing, choose happiness….come along and live by the words “I Choose Me!”

“I Choose Me” marks the second podcast with Jennie Garth and iHeartPodcasts. She will continue to host 9021OMG alongside her BFF and former co-star Tori Spelling.

Follow @IChooseMewithJennieGarth and @JennieGarth on Instagram for updates.

I Choose Me with Jennie Garth” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Listen on the iHeartRadio app and anywhere podcasts are heard.

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Paris Hilton and London Audio to Produce All-New iHeartRadio Original Podcast Trapped In Treatment With Warner Bros. Unscripted Television and Telepictures

Podcast Explores The “Troubled Teen Industry” And Is Based on Hilton’s and Other Survivors’ Experiences at Provo Canyon School, Utah.

Trapped in Treatment to Debut in 2022 

Burbank – October 25, 2021 – Paris Hilton, London Audio, iHeartMedia, with Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Telepictures are set to produce "Trapped In Treatment," a new iHeartRadio Original docu-style podcast series that will examine and expose the dark secrets and controversial practices of the “troubled teen industry”.

Beginning with Provo Canyon School, each season will focus on unmasking one youth treatment facility, through the experience and stories of its survivors and the traumatizing abuse at the hands of their captors.  Hilton has been at the forefront of creating legislation that regulates treatment centers for troubled teens in Utah after being mentally and physically abused at Provo Canyon School. "Trapped In Treatment" will debut in 2022.

“For 20 years, I lived silently with the memories, and the trauma, from my experience at Provo Canyon School. This past year, thousands of survivors like me have shared their stories, helping to bring into public view what so many of us have locked up. Provo Canyon School will not be able to hide behind the abuse they’ve caused survivors any longer. I am so proud to be producing 'Trapped in Treatment' and can’t wait to take you on this audio journey,” said Hilton.

Hosted by Caroline Cole and Rebecca Mellinger, "Trapped In Treatment" weaves together personal accounts with historical details and expert opinions to shine a light on what really happens at behavior modification centers and how this billion-dollar industry has flourished for so long.  Cole is an entrepreneur, activist and trauma-focused women’s transformation coach, who is also a survivor of a lock-down behavior modification facility, while Mellinger is Hilton's Impact Producer, who is working alongside Hilton to reform the "Troubled Teen Industry" through policy change, public awareness and mental health support.  

"Trapped In Treatment" marks iHeartMedia’s second podcast with Paris Hilton and London Audio. "Trapped In Treatment" will be distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and will be available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard next year.

About Paris Hilton

One of today’s most recognizable entrepreneurs and international influencers, Paris Hilton is a pioneer in reality television and an innovator in social media and celebrity branding.  Since starring in “The Simple Life,” Hilton has built a global empire as an influencer, DJ, designer, recording artist, philanthropist, host, actress, model and New York Times best-selling author.

Hilton debuted “This Is Paris,” her critically acclaimed YouTube Originals documentary on her life, which has garnered nearly 25 million views to date. Hilton has used her voice and dedicated her platform and resources to supporting Breaking Code Silence, the organization created to affect change in the industry, and eradicate the abuse of children in systemically abusive institutions. 

In 2021, Hilton partnered with iHeartRadio to launch her “This is Paris” podcast and will continue to expand podcast production through her company London Audio. In addition, Hilton launched her new production banner Slivington Manor Entertainment, which will develop long-form content for television, streaming services, and emerging platforms. She recently launched “Cooking With Paris” globally on Netflix and is currently in production on “Paris In Love” which will debut on Peacock later this year.

About London Audio

London Audio was founded in 2020, and is part of 11:11 Media, a multiplatform global media, brand and IP company formed by Bruce Gersh and Paris Hilton. In addition to "This is Paris" and the newly announced “Trapped in Treatment” series, London Audio will produce six additional podcasts for the iHeartRadio Podcast Network over the next three years.

About Warner Bros. Unscripted Television

Warner Bros. Unscripted Television is the leading unscripted studio in America, currently producing over 60 series and documentaries, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of programming annually across broadcast, cable, streaming, digital, first-run syndication and podcasts. Led by studio president Mike Darnell, the division is comprised of Warner Horizon, Shed Media and Telepictures and produces leading and award-winning series and franchises such as “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “The Voice,” “Who Do You Think You Are,” “Friends: The Reunion,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Extra” and “The Real,” as well as “Family Game Fight,” “Home Sweet Home,” “The Real Housewives of New York City” and “The Bradshaw Bunch,” among others. Upcoming projects include “The Wheel,” “Paris in Love,” “True Story with Ed Helms and Randall Park,” “Finding Magic Mike” and the first television projects based on the world of Harry Potter to celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary. 

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Iconic Journalist Katie Couric Returns with the Highly Anticipated New Season of Her Award-Winning iHeartPodcast ‘Next Question with Katie Couric’

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The all-new season of 'Next Question with Katie Couric' starts April 11 with new episodes every Thursday -- listen HERE

WHAT: iHeartPodcasts and Katie Couric Media today announced the launch of the ninth season of the highly acclaimed podcast, “Next Question with Katie Couric.”

In the season premiere, Katie shares her big family news with Momager in Chief herself, Kris Jenner. From an early age, Jenner says she wanted a family –and even predicted she’d have six kids. In this personal and heartfelt interview, the grandmother of 13 dishes about her love of celebration (she’s already started Christmas shopping), grandkid dates, and realizing that when you promise something to one grandkid (in this case a car), the other ones are definitely going to find out. Reflecting on her journey from working in retail stores owned by her mother and grandmother to building an empire, Jenner opens up about family, purpose and legacy–and has some exclusive tips for new grandmother Katie!

Future episodes include Jay Shetty on balancing being and doing, an interview with the short-lived Jeopardy! host Mike Richards on recovery after a cancellation, Frank Bruni makes some sense out of this “Age of Grievance” we’re living in, valuable insights from Liz Cheney and Hillary Clinton for this major election year, and internationally renowned soprano Renee Fleming takes us inside music and the mind.

Tune in every Thursday to join Katie Couric and her guests for a conversation that will take you out of the day-to-day and inspire optimism and perspective at a time when it can often feel like the world has been turned upside down.

WHO: Katie Couric (@katiecouric) is an award-winning journalist and No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of her memoir, “Going There,” which was published in October 2021. She is also a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) which has raised more than $700 million for cancer research. Couric was the first woman to solo anchor a network evening newscast, serving as anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News” from 2006 to 2011 following 15-years as co-anchor of NBC’s “Today Show.”

In 2017, she founded Katie Couric Media (KCM), which has developed a number of media projects, including a daily newsletter, “Wake-Up Call”, the “Next Question” iHeartPodcast, digital video series and several documentaries. You can find it all at katiecouric.com.

WHEN: Listen to new episodes of “Next Question with Katie Couric” every Thursday. The first episode of season nine with Kris Jenner drops April 11, 2024.

WHERE: Next Question with Katie Couric” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

About Katie Couric Media:

Founded by award-winning journalist, Katie Couric, and her husband John Molner, Katie Couric Media creates high-quality content in collaboration with purpose-driven brands that sparks curiosity, elevates conversation, inspires action and moves the world forward. Katie Couric Media recently launched a new website and produces a newsletter, Wake-Up Call; podcast, Next Question; original video, including short-form digital series such as #SeeHer Story, The Bright Side, TIME Reports with Katie Couric, Daring to Disrupt and Thank You Notes; as well as documentaries and scripted series. Couric (@KatieCouric) is a number one New York Times best-selling author of her memoir and a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer. For more information, visit http://katiecouric.com/

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iHeartMedia Announces The Daytime Village at The 2024 iHeartCountry Festival Featuring Riley Green, Chris Lane, Walker Hayes, Ashley Cooke, Chase Matthew and Kelsey Hart on May 4

New York, N.Y.- April 11, 2024 - iHeartMedia announced today the lineup for the Daytime Village at the 2024 iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One on Saturday, May 4 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. CT at the Dell Technologies Plaza of Moody Center in Austin, TX.  The free daytime event will feature live performances by Riley Green, Chris Lane, Walker Hayes, Ashley Cooke, Chase Matthew and Kelsey Hart. The Daytime Village will also feature interactive experiences by iHeartRadio's brand partners.

The Daytime Village at the 2024 iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One will kick off at Moody Center with the main event Saturday evening, May 4. Now in its eleventh year, the 2024 lineup will feature Country music’s hottest artists including Jason Aldean, Jelly Roll, Old Dominion, Lady A, Riley Green, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Walker Hayes and more performing live at Moody Center in Austin, hosted once again by iHeartMedia's nationally syndicated top on-air Country personality, Bobby Bones.

iHeartMedia’s Country music radio stations will broadcast the event live in their local markets and on iHeartRadio.com on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (7 p.m. CT).

Tickets to the main stage at the 2024 iHeartCountry Festival are on sale now to the general public via Ticketmaster.com and MoodyCenterATX.com.

iHeartCountry stations reach more than 100 million country listeners every month, making it the largest Country radio group in America. The iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One is a part of iHeartMedia’s roster of nationally recognized events including the iHeartRadio Music Festival Presented by Capital One, iHeartRadio Music Awards, the nationwide iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented by Capital One, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, iHeartRadio ALTer EGO Presented by Capital One and iHeartRadio Podcast Awards.

iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One is an iHeartMedia Production. Proud partners of this year’s event include presenting partner Capital One, Coffee Toppers Cold Foam, Crown Royal, Curb Records, JCPenney, M&M'S, St Jude Children's Research Hospital®, Straight Talk Wireless, and [ yellow tail ], with more to be announced.

St Jude Children's Research Hospital® is the benefiting charity partner of the 2024 iHeartCountry Festival. Music unites, heals, and changes lives and that’s why the country music community is proud to support St. Jude in the fight against childhood cancer and invites fans to help too. Fans can visit musicgives.org today and become a Partner in Hope. Donations ensure that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food.

For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival.

Artists and/or events subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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iHeartPodcasts and Moonbug Entertainment Team Up to Launch "Blippi & Meekah's Road Trip" The First Audio Podcast Series Featuring The Beloved Children’s Characters 

Blippi and Meekah embark on new imaginative adventures beginning today, April 10

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NEW YORK – April 10, 2024 – iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher according to Podtrac, and Moonbug Entertainment, a subsidiary of Candle Media, and the most popular live-action preschool brand, Blippi, today announced the launch of a new family podcast series "Blippi & Meekah's Road Trip." The first four episodes will premiere together on April 10th, with new episodes posting each week following the debut. Families can listen to the first four episodes now, here.

"Blippi & Meekah's Road Trip" will follow best friends and beloved children’s characters Blippi and Meekah as they hop in their BlippiMobile and take imaginative road trips driven by curiosity. Each adventure is packed with interactive sounds, fun facts, songs and games as they visit exciting destinations like a vrooming monster truck rally, a singing rainforest and the roaring prehistoric era.

"We're thrilled to team up with Moonbug Entertainment to bring the wildly popular Blippi to our youngest listeners and their families," said Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts. "We hope this whimsical new series will spark kids' imaginations and encourage learning as we follow Blippi and Meekah on their exciting audio adventures."

Blippi, with his iconic orange glasses, turns the world into a playground for preschoolers everywhere. The brand encourages a lifelong love of learning which helps to instill confidence and curiosity at a young age. Over the last decade, Blippi has become a worldwide sensation with more than one billion monthly views across global streaming platforms and garnered millions of fans around the world.

“‘Blippi and Meekah’s Road Trip’ provides a new way to connect with children and families beyond the screen,” says Mathew Reiffe, Head of Music at Moonbug Entertainment. “Each road trip is packed with adventure and interactive games like ‘Follow Your Ears’ and ‘What’s Outside Your Window,’ perfect to listen to on the road or at home. This partnership with iHeartPodcasts comes at the ideal time as we celebrate Blippi’s 10th anniversary.”

“Blippi & Meekah's Road Trip” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and will be available on the iHeartRadio app and all major podcast platforms beginning April 10, 2024.

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About Blippi

Blippi, the world's most popular live-action preschool brand, turns the world into a playground for preschoolers everywhere. The brand encourages a lifelong love of learning which helps to instill confidence and curiosity at a young age. Blippi has become a worldwide sensation with more than one billion monthly views across platforms including Netflix, HBO Max, Cartoonito, Sky, Amazon and YouTube and millions of fans around the world. The franchise has expanded rapidly since it was acquired by Moonbug Entertainment in 2020. Blippi is available in more than 20 languages, including ASL, and is distributed by more than 30 global broadcast and streaming partners. Blippi’s buddies Meekah and Juca have spun off into their own shows and Blippi lives off the screen with sold-out live events, popular music tracks, and in-demand toys available at all major retailers.

About Moonbug Entertainment

The company is behind some of the biggest kids’ entertainment brands in the world including CoComelon and Blippi. Moonbug believes every child should have access to entertaining and enriching content, making its shows available on more than 150 video platforms globally including Netflix, Disney+, BBC iPlayer and YouTube Kids. The company is also a global leader in pre-school music and audio experiences, available on 100+ audio platforms globally. Moonbug brands extend far beyond the screen to include streaming music, consumer products and live events.

Moonbug is part of Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. By bringing together elite talent operating at the intersection of content, community, and commerce, it helps to position leading entertainment businesses for accelerated, sustainable growth in the current market and beyond. Candle is run by its Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, and backed by investment capital from funds managed by Blackstone’s flagship private equity business.

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iHeartMedia World Premieres New Singles from Imagine Dragons, Glass Animals, Kehlani, Five Finger Death Punch feat. DMX; Celebrates The Black Keys with Album Release Party

Celebrates Luke Bryan with “New Music Spotlight” feature

NEW YORK, N.Y. – April 5, 2024 – iHeartMedia recently celebrated new music and artists with World Premiere debuts and live event announcements.

This week, iHeartMedia World Premiered a series of new singles, including Imagine Dragons’ "Eyes Closed" and Glass Animals’ "Creatures In Heaven" on April 3 across all iHeartRadio ALT stations. On April 5, Kehlani’s "After Hours" had a World Premiere debut across all iHeartRadio Hip Hop and Rhythm CHR stations, while Five Finger Death Punch and DMX’s "This is the Way” had a World Premiere debut across all iHeartRadio Active Rock stations. Additionally, Luke Bryan’s new single "Love You, Miss You, Mean It" was featured in “New Music Spotlight” slots across all iHeartCountry stations on April 5.

Also on April 5, iHeartMedia will celebrate The Black Keys with an “iHeartRadio Album Release Party” for their new album, “Ohio Players,” out the same day. During the intimate event, the band will perform some of their new music live and talk about the album and more during a special Q&A hosted by iHeartRadio's Stryker. Fans can tune in live on Friday, April 5 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT via iHeartRadio's YouTube Channel as well as on iHeartRadio's ALT Radio station on the free iHeartRadio app.

For the latest news, music fans can follow iHeartRadio on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and visit iHeartRadio.com.

 

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Tori Spelling Bares All In A New Weekly iHeartPodcast “MISSPELLING” 

Tune into the premiere episode now

LOS ANGELES – April 1, 2024 – iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher according to Podtrac, together with Tori Spelling, announce an all-new weekly podcast titled “MISSPELLING”. Listen to the premiere episode here.

Tori Spelling, the beloved actress, entrepreneur, author, and mother, rose to fame in the 1990s as Donna Martin on “Beverly Hills, 90210”. She quickly became a household name as she grew up in the spotlight. Now, with “MISSPELLING”, Tori will unveil who the real woman is behind all the headlines and will open up like never before in this intimate podcast series.

More about the podcast:

Who is the real woman behind the noTORIous Tori Spelling headlines?

Is the mother of 5 living in a Beverly Hills Manor or in an RV?

Is she Donna Martin or is she a down-and-out divorcee?

For someone who grew up with Hollywood mogul Aaron Spelling, was she daddy's little girl? Or is she her father's daughter?

In a town where the lines are blurred, it’s finally time to clear the air with the misunderstood Miss Spelling.

Follow Tori as she confronts the missteps, the mistakes, and the misconceptions.

Miss Spelling is ready to reveal what's real and what's fake, as she strips down her Hollywood persona.

If you think the rumors are shocking, just wait until you hear the truth!

Because when a woman has nothing to lose, she has everything to gain.

MISSPELLING” marks the second podcast with Tori Spelling and iHeartPodcasts. She will continue to host 9021OMG alongside her BFF and former co-star Jennie Garth.

Follow @misspellingpodcast and @torispelling on Instagram for updates.

“MISSPELLING” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Listen on the iHeartRadio app and anywhere podcasts are heard.

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