KHVH picks up podcasting

The public can now download Newsradio KHVH 830 broadcasts of the Rick Hamada and Mike Buck Shows and Clear Channel’s public affairs program “Community Matters.”

Clear Channel Radio Hawaii is the first media company in Hawaii to launch “podcasting.” The public can now easily download free one-hour portions of the KHVH Rick Hamada and Mike Buck Shows and Clear Channel’s weekly public affairs program “Community Matters.” Simply visit www.khvh830am.com, follow the link to Town Podcast and follow the instructions to download any of the selections.

“It’s a service that Clear Channel has been offering listeners in various major markets on the mainland such as New York City and Los Angeles,” said Paul Wilson, director of programming for Clear Channel Hawaii. “What’s different here is that we are actually providing extended content that has been broadcast on the radio – Clear Channel’s outlets on the mainland primarily offer short segments or bonus features that have not been broadcast. I like to think of it as TiVo for radio. If our listeners can’t catch a Rick Hamada or Mike Buck segment they are interested in, they can now download it for playback on their computers or MP3 players at a more convenient time. We’ll be adding other Clear Channel Hawaii programming from KSSK, HOT 93.9, Island 98.5 and STAR 101.9 in the coming weeks.”

“Clear Channel Hawaii is part of a globally unique effort, said Peter Kay, CEO for TownPodcast.Com. “Not only can the public download Clear Channel Hawaii programming, but they can also download other locally relevant podcasts from the TownPodcast.com site. Clear Channel Hawaii is helping create an entire community of locally produced, locally relevant content and we are duplicating this model in towns around the world. There’s not another ‘podcast’ site like it.”

Clear Channel programming segments are available approximately one business day following initial broadcast.

About Clear Channel Communications, Inc.:

Clear Channel Communications, Inc. owns one of the largest groups of radio stations on Oahu including top-rated KSSK FM 92.3/KSSK AM 590, KUCD FM (Star 101.9), KDNN FM (Island 98.5), KIKI FM (HOT 93.9), KHVH 830 AM (Newsradio KHVH 830) and KHBZ 990 AM.

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., headquartered in San Antonio Texas, is a global leader in the communications industry with more than 1,200 radio stations, television stations and outdoor displays in 36 countries around the world. The company is one of the world’s largest diversified promoters, producers, and presenters of live entertainment events and is a leading fully integrated sports marketing and management company.

About TownPodcast.com:

TownPodcast.com delivers locally relevant high quality content and frees subscribers from the hassle of constantly searching for and subscribing to new, locally relevant podcasts.There are thousands of podcasts available on virtually any topic but the problem is that it’s really hard to find good podcasts and harder still to find good podcasts relevant to where you live. TownPodcast.com is a national network of independently operated TownPodcasts that each act as a central clearinghouse for locally produced content that’s relevant to the town’s immediate market. And because each TownPodcast is locally managed by a Town Manager who reviews new podcasts, subscribers simply subscribe once to their TownPodcast to receive a wide variety of quality programming that affects their daily lives.

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