iHeart Restarts Rock Station



iHeartMedia Atlanta announced today the return of 96 Rock, effective immediately. The legendary station returns digitally after a 15-year hiatus and can now be heard nationwide via the iHeartRadio app as well as 96rock.com, iHeartRadio.com and smart speakers everywhere.


Starting immediately, 96 Rock will be streaming a wide variety of classic rock including songs from artists like AC/DC, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Metallica and many more. The station will also feature some of the voices that have contributed to making 96 Rock a legendary station in the Atlanta market and the industry. Former 96 Rock talent Larry Wachs, Tim Rhodes and Willard have lent their voices to the station. 

“Righting a wrong has never felt better… You’re welcome,” said Drew Lauter, President of iHeartMedia Atlanta. “96 Rock was an iconic rock station in Atlanta for decades, serving the community with some of the best rock and roll ever recorded. I’m thrilled that listeners nationwide can now experience this station again anytime and anyplace. 

“96 Rock is a legendary brand,” said Meg Stevens, Senior Vice President of Programming. “Multiple generations grew up with 96 Rock in their lives and it was a staple to the Atlanta community. Having it back will allow new generations to enjoy the station on a digital platform while allowing us to engage the audience in new cutting edge ways.”

iHeartMedia Atlanta is the leading media outlet in the Atlanta market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with 3 billion app downloads and more than 150 million registered users.


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