WESTWOOD ONE NEWS ADDS 45 COX MEDIA GROUP MUSIC STATIONS TO ITS EXPANDING LINEUP OF MORE THAN 900 BROADCAST STATIONS
It’s Been Another Award-Winning Year for the Network as Increased Demand for Credible, Trustworthy News Content Boosts Affiliations
New York, NY – February 20, 2019 — Westwood One News, the award-winning, full-service news division of the largest audio network in the U.S., has a lot of news to report.
First, Westwood One News has signed a new agreement providing breaking news coverage on 45 Cox Media Group music stations in Atlanta, Houston, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Antonio, and other markets.
Second, WWBA-AM/Tampa has just signed on as the network’s 900th affiliate.
Westwood One News is also proud to announce recently renewed affiliates WINS-AM/New York and KYW-AM/Philadelphia, while continuing to be heard on top market stations including WABC-AM/NY, WMAL-AM/Washington DC, WLS-AM/Chicago, KGO-AM/San Francisco, and WBAP-AM/Dallas. In addition to 900 broadcast radio stations, Westwood One News can also be heard across America on Bloomberg Radio and the SiriusXM POTUS and Progress channels.
Westwood One News continues to receive industry recognition, most recently being honored with its fourth consecutive Golden Mike Award, which it has won in each year of its existence. In addition, Westwood One News last year won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi “Radio Breaking News Reporting Award” from The Society of Professional Journalists for its breaking news coverage of the Las Vegas concert shooting. Westwood One News was also honored with five awards from the New York Festivals, including a prestigious Gold Medal Award for its “Pain & Pride: Remembering Vietnam – 50 Years Later” news retrospective.
“Westwood One News has expanded rapidly due to our trustworthy global news reporting, which stations can locally brand and seamlessly embed into their programming,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Marketing, CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One. “Reaching 900 stations over four years is an amazing milestone, and a testament to Bart Tessler, Jim Jones, the Westwood One News team, and our Affiliate Sales team.”