It Will Not Play Radio Stations

Here's how to find Radio

  1. IHeartRadio stations will play on our CC WiFi Radios purchased after 4/24/2014. CC WiFi Radios sold prior to April 24, 2014 may not play iHeartRadio stations due to the radio is unable to play AAC+ formats which is the format iHeartRadio uses for their stations streaming.
  2. Moreover, Alexa can also play live radio stations and all you need to do is enable the skills on the Alexa app through your smartphone. Here’s a guide on how you can enable live radio stations.
  • On your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV, Android device, or Chromebook: Open the Apple Music app and go to the Radio tab.
  • On your Apple Watch Series 3 or later: Open the Radio app.
  • On your HomePod: Ask Siri to play a radio station.
  • On your PC: Open iTunes, choose Music from the pop-up menu, then click Radio in the navigation bar.
  • On the web: Go to, then click Radio in the sidebar.
Will radio station

When you enable the skill, it's misleading because the suggested invocation is to say 'launch radio stations' or ' say Alexa open radio stations' this is not what you need to say. Simply say 'Alexa play 97.3 (or whatever station you're looking for) and she will!

Radio is available only in select countries and regions, and features vary by country and region. Learn what's available in your country or region.

Listen to live radio on Apple Music

If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can tune in to three live radio stations — Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits, and Apple Music Country.* Each station features shows hosted by the most respected names in music. And you can listen to these shows live and on-demand.

To start listening:

  1. Open the Apple Music app or go to On a PC, open iTunes.
  2. Go to Radio. Can't find Radio?
  3. Scroll to Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits, or Apple Music Country to tune in live, see upcoming shows, and listen to previously aired shows on-demand.

You can also ask Siri to play Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits, or Apple Music Country.

*You can listen to Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country for a limited time without an Apple Music subscription. If you don't have an Apple Music subscription, you can listen to Apple Music 1 live, but can't access previously aired shows on-demand.

Listen to broadcast radio

With the Apple Music app, you can tune in to your favorite broadcast radio stations, including your local ones.

  1. Go to Search.
  2. Search for the radio station by its name, call sign, frequency, or nickname.
  3. Tap or click the radio station to listen to it live.

You can also ask Siri to play a radio station.

Create custom stations

If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can create your very own station from the music that you love. You can also save songs that you hear on a custom station and live radio station on Apple Music.And see your recently played stations.

  • Create a custom station: Play an artist, song, or genre, go to Now Playing, tap More or click More , then choose Create Station. Or say 'Hey Siri, start a station from,' then say the name of a song, artist, or genre.
  • Save a song: While listening a custom station or live radio station on Apple Music, go to Now Playing, tap More or click More , then choose Add to Library. Or say 'Hey Siri, add this song to my library.'
  • See your recently played stations: In Radio, look under the Recently Played section.

You can't save songs from live radio broadcasts.

Learn more

  • Listen to all the music that you love and discover new favorites with the Apple Music app.
  • Subscribe to Apple Music to access millions of songs, get music recommendations, and so much more.
(Redirected from 2001 Clear Channel memorandum)

Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), the largest owner of radio stations in the United States, circulated an internal memo containing a list of songs that program directors felt were 'lyrically questionable' to play in the aftermath of the attack.[1]


During the time immediately after the attacks, many television and radio stations altered normal programming in response to the events, and the rumour spread that Clear Channel and its subsidiaries had established a list of songs with lyrics Clear Channel deemed 'questionable'. The list was not a demand not to play the songs listed, but rather a suggestion that they 'might not want to play these songs'. The list was made public by the independent radio industry newsletter Hits Daily Double, which was not affiliated with iHeartMedia.[2] did research on the subject and concluded that the list did exist as a suggestion for radio stations but noted that it was not an outright ban on the songs in question.[3] The compiled list was the subject of media attention around the time of its release.[3]

The list contains 165 suggestions, including a single suggestion for all songs by Rage Against the Machine as well as certain songs recorded by multiple artists (for example Bob Dylan's 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' and the version by Guns N' Roses).[4] In some cases, only certain versions of songs were included on the list. For example, the cover of 'Smooth Criminal' by Alien Ant Farm is on the list while the original Michael Jackson recording is not. Similarly, J. Frank Wilson's version of 'Last Kiss' is included, but Pearl Jam's cover is not. Also, Martha and the Vandellas's original version of 'Dancing in the Street' and Van Halen's version are included; David Bowie and Mick Jagger's recording was excluded from the list. Also, the song 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' by Peter, Paul, and Mary is included, but the version by the song's composer John Denver is not. AC/DC has the most individual songs listed, with seven, although Rage Against the Machine have their entire catalogue of songs listed.

Reasons for inclusions[edit]

Notably, the Clear Channel memorandum contains songs that, in their titles or lyrics, vaguely refer to open subjects intertwined with the September 11 attacks like airplanes, collisions, death, wars, and violence,[3] as well as the sky, falling, and weapons, and even two celebratory songs dealing with events occurring in the month of September. Louis Armstrong's 'What a Wonderful World' was infamously included because of Clear Channel's belief that happy music was inappropriate for broadcast following the attacks.[3]WASH supposedly played Kool & The Gang's 'Celebration' while the memorandum was being circulated, 'which brought a polite if reproachful call from one listener, who was assured by the station the song’s broadcast was a mistake.'[3]

List of songs[edit]

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ArtistSong title
3 Doors Down'Duck and Run'
AC/DC'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap'
'Hells Bells'
'Highway to Hell'
'Safe in New York City'
'Shoot to Thrill'
'Shot Down in Flames'
The Ad Libs'The Boy from New York City'
Afro Celt Sound System featuring Peter Gabriel[Note 1]'When You're Falling'
Alice in Chains'Down in a Hole'
'Sea of Sorrow'
'Them Bones'
Alien Ant Farm'Smooth Criminal'
The Animals'We Gotta Get Out of This Place'
Louis Armstrong'What a Wonderful World'
The Bangles'Walk Like an Egyptian'
Barenaked Ladies'Falling for the First Time'
Fontella Bass'Rescue Me'
Beastie Boys'Sabotage'
'Sure Shot'
The Beatles'A Day in the Life'
'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'
'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da'
'Ticket to Ride'
Pat Benatar'Hit Me with Your Best Shot'
'Love Is a Battlefield'
Black Sabbath'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath'
'War Pigs'
Blood, Sweat and Tears'And When I Die'
Blue Öyster Cult'Burnin' for You'
Los Bravos'Black Is Black'
Jackson Browne'Doctor My Eyes'
Bush'Speed Kills'[Note 2]
The Chi-Lites'Have You Seen Her'
Petula Clark'A Sign of the Times'
The Clash'Rock the Casbah'
Phil Collins'In the Air Tonight'
Sam Cooke'Wonderful World'
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown'Fire'
Creedence Clearwater Revival'Travelin' Band'
The Crickets'That'll Be the Day'
The Cult'Fire Woman'
Bobby Darin'Mack the Knife'
The Dave Clark Five'Bits and Pieces'
Skeeter Davis'The End of the World'
Neil Diamond'America'
Dio'Holy Diver'
The Doors'The End'
The Drifters'On Broadway'
Drowning Pool'Bodies'
Bob Dylan'Knockin' on Heaven's Door'
Everclear'Santa Monica'
Shelley Fabares'Johnny Angel'
Filter'Hey Man, Nice Shot'
Foo Fighters'Learn to Fly'
Fuel'Bad Day'
The Gap Band'You Dropped a Bomb on Me'
Godsmack'Bad Religion'
Green Day'Brain Stew'
Norman Greenbaum'Spirit in the Sky'
Guns N' Roses'Knockin' on Heaven's Door'
The Happenings'See You in September'
The Jimi Hendrix Experience'Hey Joe'
Herman's Hermits'Wonderful World'
The Hollies'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'
Jan and Dean'Dead Man's Curve'
Billy Joel'Only the Good Die Young'
Elton John'Bennie and the Jets'
'Rocket Man'
Judas Priest'Some Heads Are Gonna Roll'
Kansas'Dust in the Wind'
Carole King'I Feel the Earth Move'
Korn'Falling Away from Me'
Lenny Kravitz'Fly Away'
Led Zeppelin'Stairway to Heaven'
John Lennon'Imagine'
Jerry Lee Lewis'Great Balls of Fire'
Limp Bizkit'Break Stuff'
Local H'Bound for the Floor'
Lynyrd Skynyrd'Tuesday's Gone'
Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge'Worst That Could Happen'
Martha and the Vandellas'Dancing in the Street'
'Nowhere to Run'
Dave Matthews Band'Crash into Me'
Paul McCartney and Wings'Live and Let Die'
Barry McGuire'Eve of Destruction'
Don McLean'American Pie'
Megadeth'Dread and the Fugitive Mind'
'Sweating Bullets'
John Mellencamp'Crumblin' Down'
'Paper in Fire'
Metallica'Enter Sandman'
'Fade to Black'
'Harvester of Sorrow'
'Seek & Destroy'
Steve Miller Band'Jet Airliner'
Alanis Morissette'Ironic'
Mudvayne'Death Blooms'
Ricky Nelson'Travelin' Man'
Nena'99 Luftballons'/'99 Red Balloons'
Nine Inch Nails'Head Like a Hole'
Oingo Boingo'Dead Man's Party'
Ozzy Osbourne[Note 3]'Suicide Solution'
Paper Lace'The Night Chicago Died'
John Parr'St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)'
Peter and Gordon'I Go to Pieces'
'A World Without Love'
Peter, Paul and Mary'Blowin' in the Wind'
'Leaving on a Jet Plane'
Tom Petty'Free Fallin'
Pink Floyd'Mother'
'Run Like Hell'
Elvis Presley'(You're the) Devil in Disguise'
The Pretenders'My City Was Gone'
Queen'Another One Bites the Dust'
'Killer Queen'
Rage Against the MachineAll songs
Red Hot Chili Peppers'Aeroplane'
'Under the Bridge'
R.E.M.'It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)'
The Rolling Stones'Ruby Tuesday'
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels'Devil with a Blue Dress On'
Saliva'Click Click Boom'
Santana'Evil Ways'
Savage Garden'Crash and Burn'
Simon & Garfunkel'Bridge over Troubled Water'
Frank Sinatra'New York, New York'
Slipknot'Left Behind'
'Wait and Bleed'
The Smashing Pumpkins'Bullet with Butterfly Wings'
Soundgarden'Black Hole Sun'
'Blow Up the Outside World'
'Fell on Black Days'
Bruce Springsteen'I'm Goin' Down'
'I'm on Fire'
Edwin Starr'War'
Steam'Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye'
Cat Stevens'Morning Has Broken'
'Peace Train'
Stone Temple Pilots'Big Bang Baby'
'Dead and Bloated'
Sugar Ray'Fly'
The Surfaris'Wipe Out'
System of a Down'Chop Suey!'
Talking Heads'Burning Down the House'
James Taylor'Fire and Rain'
Temple of the Dog'Say Hello 2 Heaven'
Third Eye Blind'Jumper'
The Three Degrees'When Will I See You Again'
The Trammps'Disco Inferno'
U2'Sunday Bloody Sunday'
Van Halen'Jump'
'Dancing in the Street'
J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers'Last Kiss'
The Youngbloods'Get Together'
Zager and Evans'In the Year 2525'
The Zombies'She's Not There'[5]
  1. ^'When You're Falling' is listed as being by Peter Gabriel, but is actually by Afro Celt Sound System, with Gabriel as guest vocalist.
  2. ^The original name of the song was 'Speed Kills', but following the attacks on September 11, 2001, Bush renamed the song 'The People That We Love'.
  3. ^'Suicide Solution' is listed as being by Black Sabbath, but is actually by Ozzy Osbourne, a lead singer of Black Sabbath.

See also[edit]


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  1. ^Wishnia, Steven (October 24, 2001). 'Bad Transmission: Clear Channel's Hit List'. Reviews. LiP magazine. Archived from the original on April 16, 2008. Retrieved January 18, 2011.
  2. ^Dutton, Jeremy; Puchert, William. (October 10, 2001). 'Music industry responds to terrorism'. Zephyr. Archived from the original on June 20, 2008. Retrieved May 24, 2008.
  3. ^ abcde'Radio, Radio'. September 18, 2001. Retrieved May 24, 2008.
  4. ^Truitt, Eliza (September 17, 2001). 'It's the End of the World as Clear Channel Knows It'. Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. Retrieved September 14, 2007. Slate published what it claimed was a copy of the list.
  5. ^Hatcher, Thurston. ' - Radio stations retool playlists after attacks - September 20, 2001'. Retrieved June 5, 2018.

Further reading[edit]

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  • Bertin, Michael (November 30, 2001). 'Imagine: The music business in a post-911 world'. The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  • 'Clear Channel Says National 'Banned Playlist' Does Not Exist'(PDF) (Press release). Clear Channel Communications, Inc. September 18, 2001. Archived from the original(PDF) on September 23, 2002. Retrieved August 3, 2008.
  • Friedlander, Paul; Peter Mill (2006). Rock and Roll: A Social History. Basic Books. pp. 309–310. ISBN0-8133-4306-2.
  • Klinenberg, Eric (2007). Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America's Media. Macmillan. ISBN978-0-8050-7819-0.
  • Kolodzy, Janet (2006). Convergence Journalism: Writing and Reporting Across the News Media. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN0-7425-3886-9.
  • Milner, Andrew (2004). Literature, Culture And Society. Routledge. pp. 154–155. ISBN0-415-30785-6.
  • Strauss, Neil (November 19, 2001). 'The Pop Life; After the Horror, Radio Stations Pull Some Songs'. Arts. The New York Times. Retrieved August 4, 2008.
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