We are NOW!



San Antonio, TX – June 30, 2017 – iHeartMedia San Antonio announced today the debut of 96.1 NOW, San Antonio’s No. 1 Hit Music Station. The station will kick off today at 5 p.m. with a full weekend of commercial-free music, featuring around-the-clock music as well as a contest for listeners to win a trip to see Justin Bieber live in concert.

96.1 NOW will broadcast hit music from artists such as Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars. The full local programming lineup will continue with The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show from 6 – 10 a.m., Michelle Fay on middays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Russell Rush Show from 3 – 7 p.m., and EJ wrapping up nights from 7 p.m. - midnight.

“We are so excited to welcome 96.1 NOW to San Antonio,” said Matt Martin, President for iHeartMedia Austin / San Antonio. “96.1 NOW matches the city’s beat and is now the city’s number one hit music station! Our listeners will enjoy the music and talent, which continue to reflect our vibrant home of San Antonio!”

“We are so excited for a new era of Hit Music in San Antonio!” said Russell Rush, Program Director for 96.1 NOW. “96.1 NOW will revolutionize San Antonio radio, giving listeners what they want, when they want it! NOW is the station playing more hit music with less commercials, more new music faster, keeping tabs on what’s trending in and out of S-A, and of course, rooting on our Spurs – always! Welcome to NOW!”

iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the Central Texas market and its content is available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast station; online via its branded digital site; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with its more than a billion downloads and 100 million registered users. Fans can listen to 96.1 NOW on the station’s website at 961NOW.com, and on iHeartRadio.

About iHeartMedia San Antonio:iHeartMedia Dallas owns and operates KZEP FM, KXXM FM, KAJA FM, KQXT FM, WOAI AM, KTKR AM, KRPT FM, and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and thecompany’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK:IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.# # #Contact:Abby HaynieDirector of Marketing and Promotions – Central Texas Regionabbyhaynie@iheartmedia.comRussel RushProgram Director, 96.1 NOWrussellrush@iheartmedia.com

The Russell Rush Show

The Russell Rush Show

Russell Rush can be heard weekday afternoons on 961 NOW in San Antonio and is Executive Producer and creator of The Russell Rush Haunted Tour. Get his official bio, social pages, articles and more on 961NOW! Read more


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