iHeartPodcasts and AYR Media’s New Scripted Podcast “The Murder Years” Takes Listeners on a Thrilling Journey of Crime, Mystery and Intrigue

“The Murder Years” Premieres Today, August 31 on iHeartRadio and Everywhere Podcasts Are Heard

Listen to episode one HERE

WHAT: iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, has partnered with Aliza Rosen’s AYR Media to launch “The Murder Years,” a new scripted drama series inspired by true events.

In the eight-part series, hosted by actress Gabrielle Carteris (playing the role of “Nancy Clark”), a woman reinvestigates the murders that defined her high school years in the 1980s. Some claimed these killings were a streak of bad luck, while others said they were tied to an ancient curse. Forty years later, as the students who lived through these terrifying years revisit their past—the music, the clothes, the gossip, the murders—it seems the “curse” might be returning to this sleepy town via a new round of unexplainable, bizarre and violent deaths.

WHEN: The first episode of “The Murder Years” premieres today with new episodes every Thursday. “The Murder Years” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts.

WHERE: Listen to “The Murder Years” on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

COVER ART:  Download the official podcast cover art HERE.

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About AYR Media
AYR Media is a full-service production company that develops and produces podcasts, television and film. Founded in 2020 by veteran producer and development executive Aliza Rosen, AYR podcasts include iHeart Media’s “Queen of the Con” and “The Real Killer,” as well as “Bitter Blood,” “Funny My Way” (hosted by JB Smoove), “The First Wife: John Meehan’s Reign of Terror” and “The Murder of Robert Wone,” all for Audible. AYR is also producing Hallmark Media’s first-ever scripted podcast “Crimson Hearts Collide,” with additional IP currently in development for television and streaming. For more information, please visit AYR Media’s website.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.