Today, ABC Audio announced 29 Cumulus-owned news stations as affiliates, including WLS-AM in Chicago and KGO-AM in San Francisco. ABC Audio also welcomed 12 Cumulus-owned sports and music stations that will take its hourly newscasts. The stations signed on to ABC following Westwood One News’ closure.
“We’re excited to welcome these big stations back to the ABC Audio family after six years away,” said Heidi Oringer, Executive Director of Business Strategies, Programming and Distribution at ABC Audio. “Through this partnership, our unmatched reporting including crisis coverage, breaking news, and special programming, will reach new listeners and help ABC Audio continue to be the best in the business.”
“We’re in one of the biggest news cycles in history, with no end in sight. Our teams have worked nonstop to not only keep up with but also exceed listeners’ demand for trusted information,” said Stacia Philips Deshishku, Vice President and General Manager of ABC Audio. “We’re thrilled that more stations are noticing our robust offerings and signing on to be part of our affiliate family.”