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IHeart Chicago Names New Community Engagement Partners

IHeartMedia Chicago has introduced 21 new community partners into its engagement division, iHeartMedia Communities.

The Chicago cluster says it has adopted a streamlined application and interview process for nonprofits interested in receiving in-kind media that allows for more collaborative partnerships and equal consideration for organizations. The market group relies on its Local Advisory Board, which is comprised of 43 iHeartMedia Chicago executives and leaders in the local community, government and education system, to help guide their support of community organizations.

“We are committed to using our resources and on-air personalities to create awareness about the services available from these 21 partners and other nonprofit organizations in our local community,” said iHeartMedia Chicago Market President Matt Scarano.

The market’s new partners for October 2015 through August 2016 are:

  • Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Black Ensemble Theater
  • Foundations of Music
  • Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program
  • Alzheimer’s Association — Greater Illinois Chapter
  • Chicago Public Library Foundation
  • DuSable Museum of African American History
  • USO of Illinois
  • Warrior Summit Coalition
  • Make-A-Wish Illinois
  • A Safe Haven Foundation
  • Restoring the Path: Crushers Club
  • YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
  • City Year Chicago
  • Special Olympics Illinois/Special Children’s Charities
  • Emerald City Theatre
  • Back on My Feet Chicago
  • Little Black Pearl
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • After School Matters
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository.

IHeartMedia Chicago has donated on-air and digital airtime to these organizations across its cluster of stations: WGCI(FM), KISS(FM), WVAZ(FM), WGRB(AM), WLIT(FM) and WEBG(FM) The support also includes providing a designated on-air station personality to serve as ambassador to each organization.