Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network Boosts Distribution With New Broadcasting and Online Agreements
SAN ANTONIO--April 26, 2006--Clear Channel Communications Inc.
Citadel Broadcasting to Carry Total Traffic Network Information on more than 60 Radio Stations
Fox Interactive Media Chooses Total Traffic Network as Exclusive Partner to Develop Online Traffic Products for its Local Web Sites
Agreements Add to Long List of Current Broadcast and Online customers, Including Jefferson-Pilot, Salem, Microsoft, Kivera, Mobilegates, Autodesk, and ATX Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network, a division of Clear Channel Radio, today announced that it has signed two new agreements that vastly expand its broadcast and online presence. First, Citadel Broadcasting has chosen Total Traffic Network to provide complete traffic coverage to its radio stations in 14 markets, including Lansing, Michigan, Buffalo and Syracuse, New York and Colorado Springs, Colorado, among others. Effective April 3, 2006, the two-year agreement covers more than 60 radio stations.
Additionally, Fox Interactive Media has named Total Traffic Network its exclusive partner for developing traffic products for its online properties and the Fox Television Stations. Total Traffic Network will provide a full slate of traffic information, including accidents, delays, construction, and more in all of Fox's Television's markets as it rolls out its interactive sites nationwide. Fox Interactive Media's sites are positioned as the ultimate home base for users' news, information, entertainment and community needs.
Citadel Broadcasting and Fox Interactive Media join a growing list of radio and television broadcasters and Web-based content distributors who have chosen Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network data to enhance their product offering to consumers. Total Traffic Network also provides traffic data to Microsoft's MSN Autos and MapPoint, Kivera's Rand McNally, Weatherbug, and Cingular/Bell South applications, Mobilegate's Nextel application, Autodesk's Verizon SMS application and ATX.
"The demand for reliable, real-time traffic data is growing among today's extremely mobile consumers and Clear Channel's real-time traffic service has become the primary choice for broadcasters and high-traffic online destinations," said Lance Locher, Senior Vice President, Clear Channel Traffic. "We pride ourselves on distributing highly accurate, locally produced traffic data and we're excited to help even more consumers side-step traffic jams through these new agreements."
About Clear Channel Radio
Clear Channel Radio is a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with more than 110 million listeners choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company's content can be heard on AM/FM stations, on the Internet, via iPods, through Motorola's iRadio cell-phone service, and via mobile-navigation devices from Cobra, Garmin, Kenwood and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE:CCU - News), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at www.clearchannel.com.