17 April, 2015

iHeartRadio New Zealand has launched a new station ANZAC Day Remembered to commemorate all New Zealanders killed in war and honour the returned service people.

ANZAC Day Remembered offers listeners a dedicated stream to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC Gallipoli landings on Saturday, April 25 by featuring documentary content prepared by the Christian Broadcasters Association for Newstalk ZB and narrated by Leighton Smith.

Each week during April, a new episode will feature along with a blend of classic ANZAC artists from Split Enz to Midnight Oil, and other emotive tracks about the war years.

NZME's Group Strategy and Operations Director, Carolyn Luey says, "The ANZAC Day Remembered station is a tribute to those who protected our freedom and democracy and our way of remembering their sacrifice and bravery in the lead up to ANZAC Day.

"The content will be of interest to a broad audience and we hope the digital nature of this station will expose the ANZAC story to a younger audience."

Episode one starts at the beginning of World War 1 relaying how New Zealanders ended up at the Dardanelles. Episode two covers the Allied forces landing on Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 April 1915. The stories from the battlefield feature in episode three, with ANZAC Day and what it means to New Zealanders today the final episode.

iHeartRadio New Zealand has 20 million songs, 800,000 artists, and 1900 radio stations all in one FREE app, the Anzac Day Remembered station builds on the strength of iHeartRadio's unique digital only stations which include; NZ Top 40, NZ Music and Kiwi Kids. iHeartRadio New Zealand has over 300,000 registered users and continues to deliver a unique content proposition to New Zealanders.

For more information about iHeartRadio's ANZAC Day Remembered visit www.iheart.com/live/anzac-day-remembered-6852

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For further information or to speak to Carolyn Luey, please contact:
Niki Schuck PR
Rebecca Reid
+64 27 519 4994
rebecca@nikischuckpr.com

About iHeartRadio NZ
iHeartRadio NZ has over 300,000 registered users and offers over 25 locally programmed stations. iHeartRadio features 20 million songs, 800,000 artists, and 1900 radio stations all in one free app. Its new In-Store Radio service strengthens the breadth of iHeartRadio's New Zealand's commercial proposition.

About New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME)
NZME Radio is New Zealand's market leader for radio advertising solutions delivered across strong radio and online brands. Based on the commercial radio station survey NZME operate the number one national network, Newstalk ZB and have three of the top five national networks - Newstalk ZB, The Hits and Coast. Other networks are ZM, Hauraki, Flava and Radio Sport, in total they operates more than 130 stations in New Zealand. NZME also has an all-in-one digital radio service iHeartRadio, which is one of the leading, all-in-one digital service in the United States. NZME is 100% owned by APN News and Media.