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AN iHEARTRADIO XMAS: Clear Channel will launch a new digital Christmas station on iHeartRadio, A Very Special Christmas Radio, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Very Special Christmas album series, which has raised more than $109 million for the Special Olympics to date. The new station features the entire A Very Special Christmas collection, including songs from U2, Madonna, Sting, Bon Jovi, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Wyclef Jean, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Vanessa Williams, Bryan Adams and others. The station also includes new songs from this year's releases, Big Machine’s A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary “Joy to the World” and A Very Special Christmas “Bringing Peace on Earth” from Word. Said Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta: "This is an album that everyone is so proud of, and we're equally thrilled that Clear Channel has embraced this music and will utilize it across their entire media, entertainment and iHeartRadio platforms. So many great artists, creative executives and fantastic companies have come together and given their support. Every single sale is a victory for Special Olympics." The iHeartRadio holiday digital station will be promo’d across all of Clear Channel's 850 radio stations, reaching 239 million monthly U.S. listeners, with a series of PSAs that combine Special Olympics athlete stories with info on how to access the free station at iHeartRadio.com. (11/28a)