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Clear Channel Extends Ad-Free Period for Custom Stations

No ads until at least April

No ads will be sold on iHeartRadio’s new “custom” stations until at least April.

Clear Channel Radio says it will extend its commercial-free policy for the Custom Stations until then. Those are a feature of its recently updated digital audio platform.

Fighting on a battlefield where Pandora has captured most of the attention to date, Clear Channel says its customized channels “provide listeners more songs, better music intelligence, more user control and deeper social media integration.”

It says iHeartRadio is consistently among downloads of free music apps for the iPhone and Android.

“Given its 65 million listening hours a month, 44 million downloads of iHeartRadio mobile apps and more than 12 million fans across Clear Channel station and radio personality Facebook pages, Clear Channel continues to be one of the most popular digital music destinations,” the company stated.