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Bomani Jones who appeared on the 'CNN This Morning' show this week now says, "Nothing I’ve said has spread like my Deion Sanders comments on CNN." He adds, “The only thing in my career that I can think of that has gone as viral as this Deion thing has, is the Donald Sterling thing in 2014.” "Coach Prime" Deion Sanders has announced he is leaving Jackson State for Colorado. He will coach JSU in the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta on December 17, 2022 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.>Read more...


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September 20, 2016

iHeartMedia Set to Launch Paid Streaming Service

Being a radio network just doesn't cut it anymore.

[SOURCE -Billboard] The radio conglomerate will launch a two-tiered offering next year.

As iHeartMedia gears up for its showpiece music festival in Las Vegas this weekend, the company is readying another big event: the announcement of its own paid on-demand streaming service, a source confirms. The launch is expected early next year.

The service is said to be modeled similarly to those announced by Pandora and Amazon last week with two tiered options: a $5-per-month ad-free radio service, which could be labeled "Plus"; and a $10-per-month on-demand streaming service. The news was first reported by the New York Post.


"They have to do it," says one person close to the situation.

"Being a radio network just doesn't cut it anymore."

iHeartMedia declined to comment.



Find out how the iHeart service will be different from their current phone app and what they reportedly will do to compete with Pandora, Spotify, and Apple.

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New York Post

Billboard.com



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