Clear Channel Communications

Clear Channel Communications

Clear Channel Communications, Inc. is an American mass media company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 1972 by Lowry Mays and B. J. "Red" McCombs, the company was taken private by Bain Capital, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners in a leveraged buyout in 2008; as a result, the company now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of CC Media Holdings, Inc..

Clear Channel specializes in radio broadcasting through subsidiary Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. and division Clear Channel Media and Entertainment (formerly Clear Channel Radio); and billboard advertising through subsidiary Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.. Clear Channel is the largest owner of full-power AM, FM, and shortwave radio stations and twelve radio channels on XM Satellite Radio, and is also the largest pure-play radio station owner and operator. The group was in the television business until it sold all of its TV stations to Newport Television in 2008.

The term "clear channel" comes from AM broadcasting, referring to a channel (frequency) on which only one station transmits. In U.S. and Canadian broadcasting history, "clear channel" (or class I-A) stations had exclusive rights to their frequencies throughout most of the continent at night, when AM stations travel very far due to skywave. WOAI in San Antonio, Clear Channel's flagship station, was such a station.

Read more about Clear Channel Communications:  History, Clear Channel Sale, Businesses, Corporate Governance, Programming On Clear Channel Radio Stations, Clear Channel Syndicated Programs

Other articles related to "clear channel communications, communications":

Media In Honolulu, Hawaii - Radio Stations - FM Radio Stations
... KSSK Adult Contemporary Smooth Jazz Clear Channel Communications 93.1 KQMQ Hawaiian Contemporary/Reggae Ohana Broadcast Company 93.9 KHJZ Rhythmic adult contemporary Rhythmic Contemporary ...
Media In Providence, Rhode Island - Radio
... Cumulus Media 790 kHz WPRV Cumulus Media 920 kHz WHJJ Clear Channel Communications 990 kHz WALE Cumbre Communications 1110 kHz WPMZ Videomundo Broadcasting 1220 kHz ...
Media In Providence Metropolitan Area - Radio
630 kHz WPRO (AM) Cumulus Media 790 kHz WPRV Cumulus Media 920 kHz WHJJ Clear Channel Communications 990 kHz WALE Cumbre Communications 1110 kHz WPMZ Videomundo ...
KHLR
... The station is currently owned by Clear Channel Communications (as CC Licenses) ... According to Phil Hunt, regional programming vice-president of Clear Channel Communications, "We're going to call the station Tom FM after Tom Wood and his famous Brown Bagger show." On April 12, 2011 ...

Famous quotes containing the words clear and/or channel:

    The forests are held cheap after the white pine has been culled out; and the explorers and hunters pray for rain only to clear the atmosphere of smoke.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)