iHeartMedia Cleveland announced today the debut of the new REAL 106.1, Cleveland’s Real Hip-Hop and R&B, effective immediately. The station’s programming will be overseen by Java Joel Murphy, who also serves as PD at sister Top 40 WAKS (96.5 KISS FM).
REAL 106.1 will broadcast the latest Hip-Hop and R&B music, including songs from artists such as J. Cole, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Big Sean, French Montana, The Weeknd, Migos, Drake, Cardi B, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Scott and more. To commemorate the launch, the station will play 10,000 commercial-free songs in a row. The full program line-up for REAL 106.1 will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
“We are extremely excited to add REAL 106.1 to our diverse portfolio of stations in the Cleveland market,” said Keith Hotchkiss, President of iHeartMedia’s North Ohio Region. “REAL 106.1 will play the top songs from the top artists in the Urban format. As Clevelanders get to know REAL 106.1, we’re confident that it will become their number one choice for Hip-Hop and R&B in the market.”