NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Clear Channel has disavowed recent speculation in the press that they have "banned" airplay of the latest Bruce Springsteen album.
The story, which made the rounds to from Drudge and the Blogosphere, to paragons of news integrity like Fox, alleged that Springsteen just didn't make the cut on CCE stations as he was just "too old."
Clear Channel has a different take on the subject. In a 'Myth vs. Fact' post on their corporate website, the conglomerate said:
"Although Clear Channel owns only 8% of the radio stations in the U.S., in the first days after the CD's release, airplay of music from the disc on Clear Channel Radio stations represented a full 21% of the total radio airplay in the U.S., including airplay from satellite radio. That's according to airplay stats from Mediabse. Further, Clear Channel Radio stations played music from the CD more than twice as much as the nearest radio broadcaster, which came in at less than 10% of total U.S. airplay."
They also go on to poke holes in seemingly shopworn tropes about the Dixie Chicks and Madonna being banned for their political views. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers