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iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball 2013 Concert Tour Benefits The Ryan Seacrest Foundation

New York, NY — November 19, 2013 — Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is proud to announce today its partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, an organization dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives, for eleven cities of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Tour.  The national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Tour is the season’s biggest annual music event that captures the holiday spirit of the iHeartRadio app, in Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago,  Atlanta, Minneapolis, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Tampa and Miami.

“Clear Channel continues to work closely with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation in its mission to inspire youth and we commend Ryan for the success he has made in building Seacrest Studios across the country,” said John Hogan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.  “We are thrilled to support such an important cause through our national radio, digital and events assets such as Jingle Ball, so RSF can continue to positively impact hospital communities.”
 
“Clear Channel is an amazing partner for me professionally, so I was especially touched when they chose the Ryan Seacrest Foundation as their charity partner for eleven of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Tour cities,” said Ryan Seacrest, Host and Executive Producer of the nationally syndicated "On Air with Ryan Seacrest” and founder and chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.  “The donations that our Foundation will receive from Jingle Ball will continue to help extend our impact in pediatric hospitals throughout the country.  We're forever grateful for Clear Channel's continued support of RSF.”

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation builds broadcast media centers, named Seacrest Studios, within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media.  With an aim to positively affect the healing process for children and their families, Seacrest Studios provide multimedia experiences that provide patients exciting and stimulating adventures.  As a result, time spent at Seacrest Studios lifts spirits and encourages patients and hospital communities.  The Ryan Seacrest Foundation also works with students from local journalism schools, providing students with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in broadcasting, programming and operating a multimedia center.  Clear Channel strongly believes in the mission of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and supports the organization in a variety of ways throughout the year including providing national engineering & programming support and executing national and local fundraising programs across the country.
 
Each year, cities involved in Jingle Ball utilize the concerts’ success and popularity to make a difference in communities across the country and to help others.  As the 2013 official charity partner for select Jingle Ball cities, including: Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Tampa and Miami, Clear Channel will donate $1.00 from every ticket sold to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, as well as donate a variety of exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime packages to be sold via IfOnly.com, a premium marketplace offering exclusive experiences, and auctioned via the premier auction site Charitybuzz.com.

The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Tour is also proud to be stopping in Dallas this season.  Dallas and the 106.1 KISS FM communities are working with the Kidd's Kids program of the Kraddick Foundation because of its close connection to Kidd Kraddick.  Kraddick, 106.1 KISS FM’s morning show personality, founded the Kraddick Foundation, a 501©3 nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children with special medical needs after working with children with special needs in the Dallas community.  Because of his sudden passing this past July, the 106.1 KISS FM and Dallas communities decided that this year’s 106.1 KISS FM Jingle Ball 2013 was the best way to honor his legacy.
 
Beginning Nov. 19, 2013 local listeners have the opportunity to purchase or bid on a series of unique packages of tickets, meet and greets and other exclusive opportunities specific to each show.  Each package is live for approximately 14 days with staggering close dates.  Details for each city include:

December 4th: Philadelphia, Q102 at Wells Fargo Center
Package can be purchased at IfOnly.com and includes: Four (4) tickets to iHeartRadio’s 2013 Jingle Ball; Photo opportunity with Austin Mahone and Backstage tour.  Live until sold.
 
December 6th: Los Angeles, KIIS FM at Staples Center
Package can be purchased at IfOnly.com and includes: Four (4) tickets to iHeartRadio’s 2013 Jingle Ball; Photo opportunity with Selena Gomez and Ryan Seacrest; and Backstage tour.  Live until sold.
 
December 8th: Seattle, 106.1 KISS FM at Comcast Arena
Auction available for bidding at Charitybuzz.com and includes: Four (4) tickets to iHeartRadio’s 2013 Jingle Ball; Photo opportunity with Selena Gomez; and Backstage tour.  Open for bidding through Dec 2, 2013.
 
December 9th: Chicago, 103.5 KISS FM at United Center
Auction available for bidding at Charitybuzz.com and includes: Four (4) tickets to iHeartRadio’s 2013 Jingle Ball; Photo opportunity with Enrique Iglesias; and Backstage tour.  Open for bidding through Dec 2, 2013.
 
December 10th: Minneapolis, KDWB at XCEL Energy Center
Auction available for bidding at Charitybuzz.com and includes: Four (4) tickets to iHeartRadio’s 2013 Jingle Ball; Photo opportunity with Ariana Grande; and Backstage tour.  Open for bidding through Dec 2, 2013.
 
December 11th: Atlanta, Power 96.1 at Philips Arena
Auction available for bidding at Charitybuzz.com and includes: Four (4) tickets to iHeartRadio’s 2013 Jingle Ball; Photo opportunity with Miley Cyrus; and Backstage tour.  Open for bidding through Dec 2, 2013.
 
December 13th: New York, Z100 at Madison Square Garden
Package can be purchased at IfOnly.com and includes: Four (4) tickets to iHeartRadio’s 2013 Jingle Ball; Photo opportunity with Selena Gomez; Photo with Miley Cyrus; and Backstage tour.  Live until sold.
 
December 14th: Boston, KISS 108 at TD Garden
Auction available for bidding at Charitybuzz.com and includes: Four (4) tickets to iHeartRadio’s 2013 Jingle Ball; Photo opportunity with Selena Gomez; and Backstage tour.  Open for bidding through Dec 9, 2013.
 
December 16th: DC, Hot 99.5 at Verizon Center
Auction available for bidding at Charitybuzz.com and includes: Four (4) tickets to iHeartRadio’s 2013 Jingle Ball; Photo opportunity with Austin Mahone; and Backstage tour.  Open for bidding through Dec 9, 2013.

December 18th: Tampa, 93.3 FLZ at Tampa Bay Times Forum
Auction available for bidding at Charitybuzz.com and includes: Four (4) tickets to iHeartRadio’s 2013 Jingle Ball; Photo opportunity with Ariana Grande; and Backstage tour.  Open for bidding through Dec 9, 2013.

December 20th: Miami, Y100 at BB&T Center
Package can be purchased at IfOnly.com and includes: Four (4) tickets to iHeartRadio’s 2013 Jingle Ball; Photo opportunity with Demi Lovato; and Backstage tour.  Live until sold.
 
About Ryan Seacrest Foundation:
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.  RSF’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers—Seacrest Studios—within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Founded in 2009, RSF currently has Seacrest Studios in Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Orange County, CA hospitals, and has plans to expand throughout the nation in 2014. For more information, visit www.ryanseacrestfoundation.org.
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