Hosted by Mario Lopez, The Virtual Special Will Broadcast on iHeartMedia’s AC, Hot AC and Classic Hits Stations Nationwide and Video Stream on Meta Quest and iHeartRadio’s YouTube and Facebook Pages on November 24
Each Year Audiences Double on Holiday Music Radio Stations
Compared to Non-Holiday Programming – Making iHeartMedia Stations
Across the Country the No. 1 Most Listened to Holiday Music Destination
NEW YORK – November 5, 2021 – To celebrate its annual switch to festive music of the Christmas season across its stations nationwide, iHeartMedia today announced the second annual iHeartRadio Holiday Special, a virtual concert hosted by Mario Lopez. This special event will feature Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé, Train and Pentatonix performing some of the most popular holiday classics, and will broadcast across iHeartMedia’s AC, Hot AC and Classic Hits stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app, and video stream on iHeartRadio’s YouTube and Facebook pages on November 24 at 7 p.m. Eastern time. Watch the exclusive VR performance in the Horizon Venues app on Meta Quest.
Every holiday season, iHeartMedia converts music radio stations in its key markets to all Christmas music through Christmas Day. Each year, these stations continue to have the largest audiences of all radio stations in each market – often doubling the audience size from non-holiday programming – making iHeartMedia the No. 1 holiday music listening destination.
This season, iHeartMedia’s annual station flip to Christmas music kicks off today, November 5 at 5 p.m. local time, with more than 80 stations across the country broadcasting and streaming the season’s festive music from today’s biggest artists as well as holiday classics from Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and more around-the-clock.
“Our listeners always anxiously await the day our stations flip to Christmas music,” said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé, Train and Pentatonix have some of the best songs of the holiday season, and we’re excited to have them perform on our show.”
Additionally, listeners can hear even more holiday cheer anywhere they are across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices with the iHeartRadio app with iHeartRadio Original stations like “iHeartChristmas,” playing all the holiday favorites; “North Pole Radio,” hosted by Santa Claus and featuring a message line where kids can leave Christmas wishes for the big man himself; “iHeartChristmas Classics,” the place to hear all the timeless holiday classics; or for listeners who like to jam out, they can check out iHeartChristmas R&B, iHeartChristmas Country, iHeartChristmas Rock and more. iHeartRadio has a holiday station for every musical taste and listeners can check them out on the dedicated iHeartRadio Holiday page.
Proud sponsors of the iHeartRadio Holiday Special include Meta Quest and State Farm®, with more to be announced.