Grammy and Academy Award-winning Singer/Songwriter Melissa Etheridge Joins iHeartMedia Philadelphia and Recovery Centers of America For Special Episode of New Podcast “Recovery 360: Conversations on Addiction and Recovery”

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WHAT: iHeartMedia Philadelphia and Recovery Centers of America today welcomed Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge to a special episode of “Recovery 360: Conversations on Addiction and Recovery.” Etheridge, who tragically lost her son Beckett in 2020 following his years-long battle with opioid addiction, will join the hosts for a thoughtful conversation on substance abuse, mental health issues in families and strength and resilience in the face of loss. In episode two, Melissa offers lessons learned after the death of her son: “Let yourself off the hook, find peace with the loss and look for ways to get joy and happiness back into your life.” The newly debuted “Recovery 360” iHeartPodcast is dedicated to exploring pathways to treatment and recovery for individuals struggling with addiction. The 8-episode series features industry-leading clinical experts in addiction treatment from Recovery Centers of America, aiming to break down stigmas and provide real conversations about addiction and recovery.

WHO: Developed in collaboration with Recovery Centers of America, “Recovery 360: Conversations on Addiction and Recovery” is hosted by Tony Luke Jr., entrepreneur, musician, actor and mental health advocate, and iHeartMedia Philadelphia’s own Loraine Ballard Morrill. Other upcoming guests will include Recovery Centers of America’s Dr. Hyong Un, Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Peter Vernig, VP of Mental Health Services, Dr. Ashley Gardner, Corporate VP of Nursing, Pastor Jason Krall and more.

WHEN: Listeners can tune-in now to hear the special episode featuring Melissa Etheridge. New episodes will air on Mondays.

WHERE:Recovery 360: Conversations on Addiction and Recovery” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.


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Visit to download iHeartRadio and listen to “Recovery: 360 – Conversations on Addiction and Recovery” on your favorite device.

About Recovery Centers of America

Recovery Centers of America is on a mission to help 1 million patients achieve lifelong recovery through evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health conditions – one neighborhood at a time. The RCA Care Model features a clinically proven, full continuum of inpatient and outpatient services at 11 world-class facilities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, and South Carolina. RCA admits patients 24/7, accepts most commercial insurance, and provides transportation and intervention services when needed. For inquiries or admissions call 1-844-25-RECOVERY. RCA is very proud to have six of our sites recognized atop Newsweek’s 2023 America’s Best Addiction Centers rankings for excellence.

About iHeartMedia Philadelphia

iHeartMedia Philadelphia owns and operates WIOQ-FM, WRFF- FM, WUMR-FM, WUSL-FM, WDAS-FM and WDAS-AM and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next four podcast publishers combined and has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand, and the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit for more company information.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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