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Power 105.1, New York's New #1 for Hip Hop and R&B, Names Michael Saunders Program Director.

NEW YORK -- Michael Saunders has been named Program Director of Power 105.1, New York's New #1 for Hip Hop and R&B by the Power 105.1 programming launch team of Tom Poleman, Steve Smith and Doc Wynter, all Senior Vice Presidents for Clear Channel Radio, it was announced today. The appointment is effective immediately.

Mr. Poleman commented, "Steve, Doc and the entire Power dream team have created an incredible standard of excellence with this launch. Choosing a program director to maintain the same level of programming intensity was critical. There's no question that Michael is the perfect person to lead Power 105.1 to its full potential."

Mr. Saunders added, "This is an incredible opportunity and every programmers dream to be in New York not to mention working with (Clear Channel Radio Regional Vice President and New York Market Manager) Andy Rosen, Tom Poleman, Doc Wynter, Steve Smith and the entire Power 105.1 team. The energy that exists between all of the Clear Channel radio stations in New York is truly amazing."

A veteran urban radio programmer, Mr. Saunders was previously Vice President of Programming and Operations at Clear Channel's WJLB-FM and WMXD-FM in Detroit. Under his tenure, the stations reached unprecedented ratings in all key demos. Other experience includes KKBT-FM/Los Angeles, WPEG & WBAV, both in Charlotte, NC and The Left Bank Organization, an artist management company based in Los Angeles. A native of South Carolina, Mr. Saunders has been honored with several industry awards including Program Director of The Year, from Urban Network and Impact Magazine.

The reunited morning team of Ed Lover and Doctor Dre launched Power 105.1 on March 14th with 10,000 songs in a row, commercial free. This Hip Hop/R&B station features artists such as Ja Rule, Jay-Z, Fat Joe, Usher, Alicia Keys and Ginuwine.

About Clear Channel Radio New York

Clear Channel Radio New York reaches nearly 7 million listeners throughout the Tri-State area on WLTW-FM "Lite FM," WKTU-FM "The Beat of New York," WHTZ-FM "Z100, New York's #1 Hit Music Station," WAXQ-FM "Q104.3, New York's Only Classic Rock Station," WTJM-FM "Power 105.1' New York's New #1 For Hip Hop and R&B," and WALK-AM/FM "Long Island's Best Variety."

About Clear Channel Worldwide

Clear Channel Worldwide headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry with radio and television stations, outdoor advertising displays, and live entertainment venues in 65 countries around the world. Including announced transactions; Clear Channel Radio operates approximately 1,225 radio stations in the United States and has equity interests in approximately 240 radio stations internationally. Clear Channel Outdoor operates approximately 776,000 outdoor advertising displays, including billboards, street furniture and transit panels across the world. Clear Channel Entertainment is one of the world's largest diversified promoters, producers and presenters of live entertainment events and is a leading fully integrated sports marketing and management company. Clear Channel also operates 37 television stations in the United States and owns the largest media representation firm, Katz Media Group.

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