iHeartMedia Announces New Partnership with WLKY

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 1, 2017 - iHeartMedia Louisville and WLKY announced today a new broadcast partnership that will extend access to WLKY Weather forecasts to iHeartMedia Louisville listeners throughout the day, effective immediately.

In addition to daily weather forecasts, WLKY Weather meteorologists and reporters will provide live updates and simulcasts to iHeartMedia stations during severe weather and breaking news situations.

iHeartMedia Louisville has a strong cross-platform presence, massive consumer reach and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing radio station brands 840 WHAS, 790 KRD, Talk Radio 1080, 97.5 WAMZ, 95.7 WQMF, 98.9 Radio Now, 100.5 KISS FM and 93.1 The Beat.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with WLKY in providing our listeners with award-winning weather coverage,” said Earl Jones, Region President of iHeartMedia Kentucky-Indiana. “This partnership strengthens and expands our ability to serve the community by providing reliable news and weather anytime, anywhere.”

“We are delighted with what iHeartMedia brings to the table,” said Glenn Haygood, WLKY President and General Manager. “By combining the strength of WLKY, the area’s leading television station, and iHeartMedia radio stations, the area’s leading radio brands, we have created a powerful partnership that will expand our audience on very important community issues.”

iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the Louisville market and its content is available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with its more than a billion downloads and 95 million registered users.

About iHeartMedia Louisville

HeartMedia Louisville owns and operates WTFX-FM, WQMF-FM, WAMZ-FM, WNRW-FM, WLGX-FM, WKRD-AM, WHAS-AM and WKJK-AMand is a part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 95 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

About WLKY

Owned by Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies, WLKY is Louisville’s home to the top-rated CBS network, nationally recognized talk and game shows, and consistently ranks in the Top 5 of all CBS affiliates across the country. WLKY produces 49.5 hours of local news per week in high definition (including 12.5 hours of news on its digital sub-channel MeTV Louisville weekdays from 7 – 8 a.m. and 10 – 10:30). Providing content to WLKY HD-Channel 32, MeTV 32.2 on Time Warner Cable channel 188, WLKY Mobile and www.WLKY.com, WLKY has been the recipient of numerous broadcast journalism awards including The Edward R. Murrow award for Best Newscast, and The Ohio Valley Emmy Awards for Station Achievement for Overall Station Excellence and Breaking News. WLKY has the only station based helicopter with an exclusive HD chopper camera.

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