Clear Channel Airports (CAA), a division of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO) and the world’s leading marketer of airport multimedia, along with iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's industry leading digital radio platform and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today launched " AIR Chicago" - the first 24-hour-a-day airport radio station dedicated to keeping O’Hare and Midway travelers in tune with Chicago Department of Aviation information, airport traffic, weather, business news, smooth jazz music and much more. Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, the approximately 85 million annual travelers going through O'Hare and Midway can now access "AIR Chicago" through iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio digital app, www.flychicago.com and Clear Channel’s local HD2 station - WKSC-FM/103.5 KISS FM.
“On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we are proud that O'Hare and Midway, in partnership with Clear Channel, are the first airports to offer a radio station specifically devoted to keeping passengers in touch with real-time information,” said Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation. “AIR Chicago is a great example of our efforts to provide a ‘best-in-class’ experience for the millions of travelers who fly through our busy transportation hubs.”
O'Hare and Midway are the first airports to receive a dedicated radio station from Clear Channel. The addition of "AIR Chicago" is part of an ongoing effort to solidify and enhance the busy airport environments for which O'Hare and Midway are known. "AIR Chicago" will also serve as an impactful channel for local and national brands to reach consumers travelling through the Windy City.
“Clear Channel Airports has a long-standing reputation for leveraging its network of high-quality digital and mobile technologies to enable airports and local advertisers to reach travelers in and around the airport,” said Jon Sayer, president, Clear Channel Airports. “We are committed to delivering the best possible multimedia experiences to airports around the country, and we believe 'AIR Chicago' is a wonderful testament to the value and reach we provide our airport clients. I’m thankful that our partners at O’Hare and Midway have chosen us to expand upon their vision.”