“Westwood One is proud to have major market CBS Radio stations join our Westwood One News Network from the outset,” said Dennis Green, Westwood One’s SVP, Affiliate Sales. “These stations are among the most innovative and trusted brands in radio news. To have major news brands become early adopters of this service speaks volumes to broadcasters looking for superb content by which to build their local news brands.”
Westwood One News, which will launch at the end of the year, was created to offer stations greater flexibility and local branding opportunities. Stations have the option to select one to five minute newscasts based on needs and preferences, allowing them to integrate network news into their local operation. Westwood One News will include special reports, correspondent two-ways, newsmaker sound bites, live feeds of breaking news events, and other elements that affiliated stations have come to expect from Westwood One as a respected network news provider.
Westwood One owns, manages, and operates Westwood One News. Four top reporters were recently announced--Steve Kastenbaum, Bob Constantini, Jim Roope, and Alan Scaia--and news anchors will be announced soon. As momentum and buzz continue to build, other major station groups are lining up to align with this innovative news product.