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Clear Channel Communications Company is a company that specializes in the broadcast of many different forms of media. Its headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas and it was founded in 1972 by Lowry Mays and Red McCombs. The company started out as a single radio station located in San Antonio but has since grown into one of the biggest companies for broadcasting media all over the world with more than 20,000 employees.
In 2003, Clear Channel completed its purchase of a staggering 19 radio stations from Citicasters Licenses Inc., which expanded the number of stations they owned from 494 to 523. In 2005, Clear Channel sold off 248 of its stations because their sizes were too small to be efficient for the company's commercial interest. The company stills owns over 1,000 stations today and they make a total of 11.3 billion dollars annually.
Clear Channel Communications Company is now one of the biggest media providers in America as well as the world with the most popular syndicated shows such as Rush Limbaugh and Ryan Seacrest as part of their lineup. The company also produces many different forms of print media that include newspapers and magazines distributed nationally and regionally. They are responsible for creating some very strong brands including iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Outdoor (which includes billboards), Live Nation (concert series) and much more!