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Z100′s Jingle Ball 2011, Presented by Aeropostale, Rings in the Season with Star-Studded Annual Holiday Concert

October 21, 2011

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Z100, New York’s Hit Music Station, unveiled the star-studded line-up and special guest presenters for the annual holiday concert Z100′s Jingle Ball 2011, presented by Aeropostale, which will take place on Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden. Mayor Bloomberg has issued a special proclamation officially declaring December 9, 2011 Z100′s Jingle Ball Day in New York City.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111021/NY90953LOGO )

This afternoon popular recording artist Demi Lovato joined Z100′s JJ at Aeropostale’s Times Square store to make the official announcement of the all-star lineup for Z100′s Jingle Ball, which includes: Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, LMFAO, Foster the People, Gym Class Heroes and Hot Chelle Rae. Special guest hosts will include: Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Lamar Odom and Karmin, with more to be announced.

Tickets will be sold EXCLUSIVELY to ZVIP members via Ticketmaster starting November 1 at 4 p.m. ET. Listeners can register for FREE to become a ZVIP member by logging on to Z100.com keyword: ZVIP. Any tickets not sold will be available for public purchase starting Wednesday, November 2 at 4 p.m. ET via ticketmaster.com.

“There’s nothing more exciting than the reaction we see from people when they hear those three magic words: ‘Z100′s. Jingle. Ball!‘ Every year it’s the must-see music event of the season, and people will do anything to get their hands on tickets,” said Sharon Dastur, Z100′s Program Director. “It’s the perfect way to end the year: getting together with 18,000 of your closest friends and celebrating the year in music.”

Popular teen retailer Aeropostale is the presenting sponsor for Z100′s Jingle Ball 2011. “Aeropostale has the must-have styles and Z100 has today’s hottest music,” says Scott Birnbaum, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Ecommerce. “We look forward to it all coming together at Z100′s Jingle Ball, the most anticipated concert of the season.”

Every year Z100′s Jingle Ball gives back to the community to celebrate the holiday season. This year’s official charity partner for Z100′s Jingle Ball is STOMP Out Bullying, (TM) a national anti-bullying/cyberbullying program for kids and teens. It is the signature program of Love Our Children USA(TM) which, since 1999, has been the national nonprofit leader and ‘go-to’ prevention organization fighting all forms of violence and neglect against children in the U.S.

“To be selected as the Z100′s Jingle Ball 2011 charity is truly an honor,” said Ross Ellis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of STOMP Out Bullying(TM). “Not only is this a wonderful way to raise funds, but it raises awareness that bullying is wrong, the suicides are senseless, and all forms of bullying, hatred, cruelty and homophobia must end.”

Z100′s Jingle Ball 2011 will kick off with the action-packed Z100 & Coca Cola’s All Access Lounge. The FREE event will include performances by Z100 artists and meet & greets with fan favorites. The FREE indoor festival will feature music as well as interactive displays from some of today’s hottest brands and products. The event will take place from 12 – 6 p.m. ET at Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W 34th St, New York, NY and will welcome fans of all ages.

For the second year in a row, Z100′s Jingle Ball will host a nationwide search for the next big musical act called Z100′s Hometown Hero presented by State Farm. Z100 has teamed up with Eventful, Inc., a leading online digital consumer and entertainment service, to launch Z100′s Hometown Hero 2011. Music artists and bands alike can sign up and compete on Eventful’s unique “Demand it!” service, which empowers their fans to “Demand” that they win the chance to perform live on stage at Z100 & Coca-Cola’s All Access Lounge, the official pre-event to Z100′s Jingle Ball and have their first official music video produced by Z100.

“Z100 has a long history of breaking new artists. It wasn’t too long ago that artists like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber were performing at Z100′s All Access Lounge,” said Darren Pfeffer, Director of Marketing for Clear Channel Radio New York. “With Z100′s Hometown Hero, we’re able to give our community a say in who gets to take the stage at this star-making event.”

For more information and to register for Z100′s Hometown Hero contest log on to www.Z100.com keyword: Jingle Ball.

Z100′s Jingle Ball 2011 will air on Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company exclusively on December 18 at 7 p.m. ET. This will be the second year music fans across the country will have the opportunity to experience the highly anticipated annual event on television.

Z100′s Jingle Ball has shared the biggest and brightest artists with audiences at Madison Square Garden since the first show in 1996,” said Mike Bair, President, MSG Media. “We are thrilled that as part of the Garden family, Fuse can capture and share with music lovers the best performances from the world’s greatest arena for the second year in a row.”

For up-to-minute information on Z100′s Jingle Ball 2011 listen to Z100, New York’s Hit Music Station, or log on to www.Z100.com keyword: Jingle Ball.

To download the official Z100 Jingle Ball 2011 logo please visit:

http://www.Z100.com/pages/events/jingleball11/images/logo_aero_black.pdf

Artists and/or event subject to change or cancellation without notice.

About Z100:

Owned and operated by Clear Channel Communications, Inc., WHTZ Z100 is “New York’s Hit Music Station” with more than 4.8 million listeners per week. Z100, consistently rated the #1 Contemporary Hit Radio station in the U.S., is home to popular morning radio program, “Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show,” a nationally syndicated program heard on 40+ stations across the United States. Additional information on the station including upcoming events and air personalities is available online at www.Z100.com.

About Aeropostale:

Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aeropostale® stores and 7 to 12 year-old kids through its P.S. from Aeropostale® stores. The Company provides customers with a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion and fashion basic merchandise at compelling values. Aeropostale® maintains control over its proprietary brands by designing, sourcing, marketing and selling all of its own merchandise. Aeropostale® products can only be purchased in its Aeropostale stores and online at www.aeropostale.com. P.S. from Aeropostale® products can be purchased in P.S. from Aeropostale® stores and online at www.ps4u.com. The Company currently operates 916 Aeropostale stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico, 63 Aeropostale stores in Canada and 64 P.S. from Aeropostale stores in 17 states.

About Fuse:

Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks – all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives. MSG Media is a division of The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ: MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Connecticut Whale (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv.

About STOMP Out Bullying(TM):

A national anti-bullying and cyberbullying program for kids and teens is a signature program of Love Our Children USA, the national nonprofit leader in fighting violence against children which was founded in 1999. Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying(TM) focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. An additional focus educates parents on how to keep their children safe and responsible online.

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