Friday, October 26, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody

From this morning's RAMP Newsletter...

iHeartMedia will celebrate the upcoming release of the Twentieth Century Fox/Regency Enterprises Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, with what is being touted as "the largest song roadblock in history" -- on Thursday, Nov. 1, all 650+ iHeartMedia music stations and websites will stop whatever they are doing and temporarily join forces to play the entire six-minute version of Queen's iconic "Bohemian Rhapsody" at 9am local time, providing unprecedented instant awareness for the film's November 2 release.\

iHeartMedia has also enlisted some of the biggest names in music to share special tributes about how Queen impacted their music careers and lives on Local iHeartMedia stations across the country will also air promos and brand spots to count down the days until Bohemian Rhapsody is in theaters and remind fans about the roadblock. The promotion will also include an all-day digital takeover across the iHeartRadio network, including and station websites, featuring streaming audio and banners.

The article does say ALL iHeart stations, right? That's going to sound very strange here in Chicago. iHeart stations in Chicago are Kiss-FM (top 40), Lite-FM (which will be all-Christmas), WGCI (hip hop), V-103 (hip hop), Big 95.5 (country), and Inspiration 1390 (Christian).