Friday, April 10, 2015

Westwood One News Reaches 700+ Affiliates

Today marks 100 days that Westwood One News is on the air, with a lineup of more than 700 affiliated stations and more to come—a milestone moment for this next-generation, full-service news network powered by CNN.

Westwood One News is filling a void in the marketplace by catering to stations looking to leverage customized news content with greater flexibility and local branding opportunities.  In just its first 100 days, Westwood One News has been on the scene for major breaking stories around the world and across the U.S., offering affiliates newscasts, special reports, two-ways, newsmaker sound bites, live feeds of breaking news events, and other programming which allows them to customize their news content for their audience.

Some of the many influential news, talk, and information stations clearing Westwood One News include WABC/NY, WINS/NY, KABC/LA, WLS/Chicago, KGO and KSFO/ San Francisco, WBAP and KLIF/ Dallas, KYW/Philadelphia, WBZ/Boston, WMAL/ DC, WYAY, Atlanta, WNEW-FM/ DC, WJR/Detroit, and KPAM/Portland, OR.  

Bart Tessler, Westwood One’s EVP News & Talk, said, “As the trades have noted, from our exclusive reporting from Tehran to Havana, and our coverage from France, the Mideast and across the U.S., we’re proud of the programming we have provided to our affiliates in the first 100 days of Westwood One News and we are very gratified by the feedback.”

“We are proud to be bringing the news from around the world to stations in an innovative manner,” added Dennis Green, SVP, Affiliate Sales. “In a short period of time, over 700 stations have joined our growing network and can now provide their listeners with news that offers greater flexibility than any other national radio new network.  The future truly is now, and we look forward to welcoming more stations in the next 100 days and beyond!”

For more information, contact Jim Jones at or (202) 895-2339.

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