Clear Channel changes its name to iHeartMedia

September 16, 2014


Clear Channel, the stodgy, 42-year-old company that owns most of Americas big FM and AM radio stations, is rebranding itself for the emoji-happy world of today. As of today, it will henceforth be known as iHeartMedia, a clear reference to its surprisingly popular iHeartRadio app and concert series. Its a recognition of who we really are today and the transformation this company has made, CEO Rob Pittman told the LA Times of the name change. We have a company thats doing progressive stuff, and yet were named after AM radio stations.