SAN ANTONIO – Clear Channel Radio today announced the four winners of its “Get Discovered” contest, as part of its three-month national campaign to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The contest gave independent and unsigned music artists an opportunity to submit their music via any Clear Channel Radio station website or iheartradio.com for a chance to perform live at the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-6.
The four talented contest winners, whose captivating original performances were standouts in the “Get Discovered” contest that attracted thousands of website visitors, are:
Rock/Alternative Winner: Last Perfect Thing
Market: Asbury Park, New Jersey
Hit Winner: Hollywood Burnout
Market: Des Moines, Iowa
Country Winner: Billy Dawson
Song: She Makes Me
Market: Nashville, Tennessee
At-Large Winner: Beau Davidson
Song: Our Days In The Sun
Market: Nashville, Tennessee
“The ‘Get Discovered’ contest was a tremendous success, helping raise visibility for the great work of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the enduring popularity of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. ‘Get Discovered’ generated interest from close to 1,000 inspiring musicians from all over the world who submitted their songs via their favorite local Clear Channel Radio stations, and through our iheartradio.com music platform,” said John Hogan, president & CEO of Clear Channel Radio. “For the past five years, Clear Channel Radio has shone a bright light on developing artists via its NEW! Program, and this contest is another way for us to support emerging artists and the MDA. We would like to extend our congratulations to these four winners.”
“Clear Channel Radio is an amazing cause-marketing partner,” said Gerald C. Weinberg, MDA president & CEO, and Telethon executive producer. “Bar none, the amount of public service promotion its 845 stations are giving MDA during the third quarter of this year is the most public service support MDA has ever received from a media partner. Plus, Clear Channel’s ‘Get Discovered’ is bringing extraordinary new talent to help our Telethon continue to attract a more youthful audience. We’re delighted to be giving these up-and-coming artists a great opportunity to perform live for an incredible national television audience.”
A total of approximately 925 unique artists and bands entered the “Get Discovered” contest with close to 1,500 songs submitted. A Clear Channel Radio personality from each of the winners’ hometown markets has notified the artist or band of his or their win. These on-air personalities also will participate in the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon by introducing the “Get Discovered” artists and bands.
The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon will air on more than 170 “Love Network” television stations across the country from 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 5 until 6:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 6. It will also be streamed on the Internet at www.mda.org.
About Clear Channel Radio
Clear Channel Radio is a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with an audience of more than 110 million choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company's content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, at iheartradio.com and on the iheartradio mobile application on iPods and smart phones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at www.clearchannel.com.
About the Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association, which is the first charity to be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Medical Association (“for significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity”), also provides unparalleled health care services through approximately 200 hospital-affiliated clinics; advocates for the families it serves; and invests significant resources into educating the medical and scientific communities, as well as the general public about neuromuscular diseases affecting more than 1 million Americans.