Network Amplifies Nationwide Coverage with Big Market Renewals and Additions, including CBS, Bloomberg, and SiriusXM
NEW YORK, NY, March 6, 2017 – The demand for locally branded, trustworthy news is increasing as consumers insist on more credible news and information. Westwood One News is answering that call and expanding its reach across America.
Today the network announces it has grown its coverage and listener base with the renewal of top-10 CBS stations WINS/New York, KYW/Philadelphia, WBZ/Boston, and the addition of WWJ/Detroit. Westwood One News can now also be heard across Bloomberg major market stations WBBR-AM/New York, WDCH-FM, Washington, DC, WXKS-AM/Boston, and KNEW-AM/San Francisco. Beginning this week, Westwood One News can now be heard anywhere in the U.S. on the SiriusXM POTUS and Progress channels.
Westwood One News is delivering comprehensive, dependable news coverage and content that can be branded locally. After just two years on the air, Westwood One News has built a robust, full-service news network with more than 700 affiliates nationwide.
“We are very pleased to extend our relationship with CBS RADIO and to welcome our new partners at Bloomberg and SiriusXM to Westwood One News,” said Bart Tessler, EVP News & Talk, Westwood One. “This is a significant expansion of the distribution of our news product and testament to the resources we have committed to our breaking news; special reports; custom Q/As; and particularly our newscasts, which are extremely important to our stations and carried throughout the country on our top market Cumulus and Bloomberg affiliates, among others, and nationwide on SiriusXM.”
Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Corporate Marketing, Cumulus and Westwood One’s President added, “We spend a lot of time evaluating marketplace demand and there is a substantial thirst for compelling and credible news content. The high demand Westwood One News service allows stations to leverage customized news content with greater flexibility and local branding opportunities and we are honored to partner with CBS RADIO, Bloomberg, and SiriusXM, the most innovative and trusted brands in radio news.”
Stations interested in learning more about Westwood One News can contact Jim Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 895-2339.
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com.