The marriage of music and fashion has been at the cornerstone of pop culture for decades. On Nov. 15, Macy’s (NYSE:M) and Clear Channel will officially launch mstyleradio, a new digital radio station that captures the spirit of this fusion of culture for a Millennial audience. Harnessing the power of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s popular iHeartRadio digital radio service with Macy’s long-standing fashion and entertainment authority, mstyleradio will be the home of today’s top hits, fashion expertise and fun experiences. The station, available on iHeartRadio.com and accessible via its mobile app, will also broadcast live in more than 700 Macy’s Mstylelab Juniors’ and Young Men’s departments nationwide. “We are extremely excited to officially launch mstyleradio in our stores nationwide. This unique station combines the collective resources and skills of Macy’s and Clear Channel to create a destination where Millennials will be able to discover new music, enjoy their favorite hits and connect to the latest in fashion and pop culture,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “mstyleradio will be a widely accessible destination that will allow Macy’s to connect with our Millennial audience on a regular basis, whether through a mobile device, online or in our stores, delivering fresh and exciting content that speaks to this customer and allows us to leverage our entertainment and fashion expertise.” “What we’re doing with mstyleradio is both innovative and exciting, and it’s a great extension of iHeartRadio’s partnership with Macy’s,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “The blend of Clear Channel’s music programming expertise and our on-air personalities talking about music, pop culture and fashion make this station the perfect marriage of the Macy’s and iHeartRadio brands.” At launch, the station will feature live Clear Channel DJ’s seven days a week, playing established artists, icons and up-and-coming talent. Three DJ’s will rotate shifts to provide 15 hours of live coverage per day. Alex, the station’s fashion muse, a 23-year old currently based at Clear Channel Austin, has a passion for fashion and sports. Valentine, hailing from Miami’s Y100, will spin a mix of the latest in pop culture and gossip, as well as the nation’s top hits. Always plugged in to social media from Twitter and Facebook to Instagram, Valentine is the ultimate guy-next-door. And finally, Nathan Fast rounds out the DJ cast. The wheeler-dealer of the group, Nathan worked his way up the ladder tackling several radio gigs from Las Vegas to Idaho and currently Clear Channel San Diego.
Accessed on the iHeartRadio mobile app, iHeartRadio.com and in more than 700 Macy’s locations, the station can also be embedded through a widget on social media sites. Macy’s plans to leverage this functionality to increase station awareness, availability and listenership. Macy’s and Clear Channel will also advertise the station on various digital, social and print platforms at launch and throughout the year.mstyleradio’s music format is Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR)/Pop and since Macy’s owns 100 percent of the advertising time on the channel, it also features limited commercials – approximately two minutes per hour. This commercial air-time will allow Macy’s to promote nationwide sales and specials, as well as tailor special experiences and contests to the Millennial demographic. Macy’s will also leverage and promote select Clear Channel events and programs such as the iHeartRadio Music Festival and annual Jingle Balls. Starting Nov. 15, listeners will have the opportunity to enter to win a trip to the Y100 Jingle Ball in Miami. Fans can enter via iheartradio.com/macys through Dec. 8. The winner will receive airfare for two, hotel accommodations for two nights and a pair of tickets to the concert. Official rules are available at the website. Always at the forefront of the digital marketing arena, mstyleradio allows Macy’s to promote its fashion leadership with an Omnichannel approach on an engaging platform, that reaches its Millennial demographic with compelling, on trend, of-the-moment content, in-store, at home or on the go. About Macy’s Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks ® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy's Foundation, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers. For Macy’s media materials, images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at www.macys.com/pressroom About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 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 iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 225 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at clearchannel.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/iHeartRadioFollow us on Twitter at twitter.com/iHeartRadio