(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Clear Channel Communications has made a $100,000 commitment to the Capital Campaign for the new Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. The gift will be used to develop the Radio Hall of Fame exhibition area. The new 70,000-square-foot museum opens in the late summer.
"Clear Channel is committed to honoring the people who make radio great, so it is thrilling that our company will have a role in opening the doors of the Radio Hall of Fame's new state-of-the-art home," said Mark Mays, chief executive officer of Clear Channel Communications. "The new MBC will showcase respected radio talent in a more interactive and entertaining environment, creating a fitting tribute to the pioneers who shaped the medium."
The Museum of Broadcast Communications is one of three broadcast museums in the United States. Currently, it is building a new home at State and Kinzie streets in downtown Chicago. The new MBC will include new interactive exhibit galleries, expanded archives with a media cafe, working radio and television studios and a gift shop. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen