iHeartRadio slips local news into your stream for that personal touch

The advent of internet radio let many of us tune into music we never would have heard without packing our bags for a trip. However, it often keeps us isolated from events just outside our door — a disconnect that Clear Channel wants to end through its newly launched Add-Ins for iHeartRadio streams. Check the right boxes and hourly local news, traffic and weather will appear between tracks, whether for the nearest city or a manually chosen favorite. Add-Ins don’t have much mystery involved as a result, but they could keep us grounded in the real world… minus some of the all-too-real commercials.

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