Nickelodeon and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment have launched Nick Radio on iHeartRadio. Nick Radio will feature current hit music; guest deejay stints by Nickelodeon stars (kicking off with Ariana Grande, Big Time Rush and Austin Mahone); and Nick-branded entertainment and celebrity interviews. The family-targeted station is programmed by Z100/New York PD Sharon Dastur, and it can be heard via Nick.com, iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio digital app.
"It is such a great opportunity to work with Nickelodeon and create the first ever Nick Radio," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel. "The combination of Clear Channel's reach and programming expertise with the fun and dedicated audience of Nickelodeon is unique in the digital and on-air space. Introducing a family focused station like Nick Radio to the iHeartRadio platform and supporting it with an industry expert from Z100, one of the nation's top radio stations, is destined to be a homerun with both our listeners and Nick's viewers."
Nick Radio will also feature guest deejay stints by Nick Cannon, Cody Simpson and Jennette McCurdy, as well as other popular radio personalities including Z100's Mo' Bounce, Maxwell of Q102/Philadelphia, and Wendy Wild of 103.5 KTU, the beat of New York, who will host the station's three dayparts, with Z100's Erica America on weekends. Nickelodeon plans to roll out additional programming showcasing the network's talent and content as well.