iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any radio or television outlet, today announced the expansion of its iHeartRadio Hispanic Network with the introduction of Mexico’s Grupo ACIR radio stations, which owns and/or operates more than 55 stations across Mexico. Most of these stations will be available on iHeartRadio everywhere it is offered including the web, mobile, gaming, home entertainment and automotive.
The addition of ACIR’s stations to iHeartRadio will provide listeners with instant access to some of the most recognized Mexican national radio brands such as Amor, featuring Spanish love songs; Mix, playing Mexico’s favorite songs from the 80s, 90s and today in English; Comadre, a Mexican Regional Hits format; and Felicidad offering Mexico’s favorite Oldies. Listeners will also have access to top Hispanic personalities like Alejandro Villalvazo, Antonio de Valdés, Charo Fernández, Sofía Sánchez Navarro, Iñaki Manero, Rocío Córdova, Carlos “Chicken” Muñoz, Carlos Martín Huerta, José Martín Sámano, Alex Montiel, Pepe Segarra, Arturo “Rudo” Rivera and more. In addition, iHeartRadio will stream select local ACIR stations such as Siempre, Mexico City’s music, news and sports station, and La 1260, Mexico City’s AM News/Talk station.
iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) will also become the digital ad sales provider for these market-leading Mexican stations replacing all local Mexican station ads with consumer-targeted U.S. ads. Serving Hispanics across the U.S., the iHeartRadio Hispanic Network includes a unique collection of assets providing advertising partners large-scale reach to nearly 93 percent of the U.S. Spanish and English-speaking Hispanic population.
“We are excited to offer our listeners and advertising partners more availability to high quality Hispanic programming through iHeartRadio,” said Darren Davis, President of iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)’s Networks Group. “We look forward to expanding the reach of ACIR’s stations and providing listeners seamless access to them anytime and anywhere they are across the U.S.”
“We are very happy that our stations will be available on the iHeartRadio platform and that we can reach the growing Hispanic community in the U.S.,” said Antonio Ibarra, VP and General Manager of ACIR. “We are sure that listeners will enjoy our content and look forward to a successful partnership.”