Thursday, January 4, 2018

CBS News Radio Announces New Affiliate Deals

CBS News CFO Charles Pavlounis has announced several new affiliate agreements for CBS News Radio.

CBS News Radio has signed new affiliation agreements with Entercom, Alpha, and Saga. With these new deals, CBS News Radio is now delivering content to more than 450 news, talk, and music stations.

The deal between Entercom and the news network, which remains under CBS Corp. ownership, will keep CBS News Radio programming on newly acquired Entercom stations where it has been heard for decades, including “NewsRadio 880” WCBS New York, “1070 NewsRadio” KNX Los Angeles, “NewsRadio 780” WBBM Chicago, “NewsRadio 1060” KYW Philadelphia, KCBS San Francisco (740) and news/talkers KRLD Dallas (1080) and KMOX St Louis (1120). The deal includes a co-producing arrangement with Entercom for a one-minute original update each weekday and a two-hour weekend original long-form program addressing veterans’ issues, both titled “Eye on Veterans.”

Chris Pavlounis
CBS News Radio also announced new affiliation deals with Saga Communications for “NewsRadio 560” WGAN Portland, ME; news/talk WTAX AM Springfield, IL (1240) and “NewsTalk 1070” WINA Charlottesville VA. Saga’s KRNT Des Moines was one of the first CBS News affiliates in the nation. Also inking a new carriage deal is Alpha Media, which includes “FM News 101” KXL-FM Portland, OR and “NewsRadio 790” WSGW Saginaw, MI. In addition, a pair of long-standing top 15 market affiliates –iHeartMedia’s “NewsRadio 1030” WBZ Boston and Bonneville’s news/talk KIRO-FM Seattle (97.3) – have renewed with the network.

“These new agreements further solidify CBS News Radio as the leading provider of the best original news reporting and information,” said CBS News CFO Charles Pavlounis. “Our affiliate lineup is growing, and we have terrific new programming on the horizon.” The network says its reporting, information and entertainment content available to more than 450 news, talk and music stations in the U.S.

The affiliate agreements are the latest under CBS News Radio’s relationship with Skyview Networks for distribution, inventory management, and sales, which kicked off on Jan. 1, 2018. CBS News Radio also renewed key affiliation agreements with WBZ-Boston and KIRO-Seattle, two long-standing affiliates in the top 15 markets in the country.

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