PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 16, 2020 – Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced that multiple award-winning band Coldplay will perform at the inaugural RADIO.COM Live event series in front of a small audience of KROQ (KROQ-FM) listeners. The performance will mark the grand opening of the new HD Radio Sound Space, a state-of-the-art entertainment hub which will host live broadcasts, music and custom events from the heart of Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile on Wilshire Boulevard. RADIO.COM, the exclusive digital home for all Entercom content across its portfolio of 235 stations, will stream the special performance live nationwide starting at 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET on January 17.
“We’re honored Coldplay will kick off the RADIO.COM Live event series at the grand unveil of the HD Radio Sound Space,” said Pam Russo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, RADIO.COM. “We are excited to offer fans exclusive access to this once-in-a lifetime performance, live via the RADIO.COM app and website nationwide as well as on select HD Radio stations. This is the first of many events that we will be hosting live from the heart of the city and we are looking forward to giving fans everywhere insider access.”
“We are excited to reveal the HD Radio Sound Space during our first RADIO.COM Live event. This unique project has taken our team almost two years to plan and complete,” said Jeff Federman, Regional President, Entercom. “The HD Radio Sound Space is situated right on Wilshire Boulevard. The huge fishbowl windows make it extremely accessible to fans, the community and commuters to engage with our talent, artists and partners.”
This inaugural 2020 performance – and the many more to follow throughout the year – is sponsored in partnership with HD Radio, the leading standard in digital radio broadcast technology. The HD Radio Sound Space program has been in existence since February 2017 and was originally located in the World Famous KROQ studios performance space on Venice Boulevard, that also launched with a grand opening performance by Coldplay. The partnership is a natural fit given HD Radio’s more than 4,200 digital broadcast programs on air. HD Radio enables listening for local radio stations across the U.S. with digital broadcasts offering extra local FM and AM channels for even more music, news and sports for radio listeners to enjoy with crystal-clear sound – all 100% subscription-free.
Fans can tune in to the performance on the RADIO.COM website or mobile app. They can also tune in via the following stations on air or livestream on the station’s websites: HFS@104.9 FM (WWMX-HD2) in Baltimore, Alternative Buffalo (WLKK-FM) in Buffalo, NY, ALT 103.7 (KVIL-FM) in Dallas, 96.5 The Buzz (KRBZ-FM) in Kansas City, X107.5 (KXTE-FM) in Las Vegas, KROQ in Los Angeles, 105.5 Triple M (WMMM-FM) in Madison, WI, 104.3 The Shark (WSFS-FM) in Miami, ALT 92.3 (WNYL-FM) in New York, FM 101.9 (WQMP-FM) in Orlando, 94/7 Alternative Portland (KNRK-FM) in Portland, OR, XL102 (WRXL-FM) in Richmond, VA, ALT 94-7 (KKDO-FM) in Sacramento, ALT 949 (KBZT-FM) in San Diego, ALT 105.3 (KITS-FM) and Alice @ 97.3 (KLLC-FM, webcast only) in San Francisco and 107.7 The End (KNDD-FM) in Seattle.
Coldplay formed in London in late 1997. The band have gone on to become one of the planet’s most popular acts, selling more than 80 million copies of their eight No. 1 albums, which have spawned a string of hits including “Yellow,” “Clocks,” “Fix You,” “Paradise,” “Viva La Vida,” “A Sky Full Of Stars” and, most recently, “Orphans.”
RADIO.COM is an integrated digital platform where consumers discover and connect live with the Entercom portfolio of premium, curated content powered by over 235 highly rated, locally programmed radio stations and their websites, as well as live events. Radio.com, the fastest growing digital audio app in the U.S., currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. Radio.com offers anytime, anywhere access through the Radio.com mobile app and website, and home and auto-connected devices, including Amazon Echo, Amazon FireTV, DTS Play-Fi, Sonos, Roku, Google Home, Google Chromecast, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and many more. Users can download the free Radio.com app for iOS and Android at RADIO.COM/app.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).
About Xperi Corporation and HD Radio
Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) and its brands DTS, IMAX Enhanced and HD Radio are dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that enable extraordinary experiences for people around the world. Xperi’s solutions are licensed by hundreds of leading global partners and have shipped in billions of products in areas including premium audio, automotive, and broadcast, among many others. For more information, please visit www.xperi.com.