Submitted by gancier on Thu, 2015-05-21 15:55
I love my internet radio listening through TunedIn in my Tesla Model S. Problem is, TunedIn doesn't access radio stations owned by Clear Channel/iHeartRadio...and they own more popular radio stations in the US than any other owner (well over 850). Most other cars have a dedicated iHeartRadio App at this point, but Tesla does not. Since I have known the CEO of Clear Channel for over 35 years, I asked him WHY.
First of all, he drives a Tesla S - so even the CEO cannot hear his own stations around the country while driving to work! And he says the problem is not with Clear Channel/iHeartRadio, it's with Tesla.
Not sure who to lobby at Tesla - but I live in LA and would love to listen to New York radio stations I grew up with like WOR and WABC. I don't think I can get this issue to Elon Musk's desk - but maybe a few of us can.
Garth in LA