Despite the fact that CBS Radio has disappeared following the merger with Entercom, the CBS News Radio brand is still going strong. CBS News Radio has signed new affiliation agreements with Entercom, Alpha, and Saga. That announcement came from CBS News CFO Charles Pavlounis. With these new deals, CBS News Radio is now delivering content to more than 450 news, talk, and music stations.
Under the new agreements, CBS News Radio will now be heard on Entercom’s WCBS-New York, KNX-Los Angeles, WBBM-Chicago, KYW-Philadelphia, KRLD-Dallas, KCBS-San Francisco, and KMOX-St Louis. Content is also being delivered to Saga’s WGAN-Portland, WTAX-AM Springfield, WINA-Charlottesville, and Alpha’s KXL-FM Portland and WSGW-AM Saginaw.
The agreement with Entercom also includes a co-producing arrangement for a one-minute original update each weekday and a two-hour weekend original long-form program addressing veterans issues, both titled “Eye on Veterans.”
The affiliate agreements are the latest under CBS News Radio’s relationship with Skyview Networks for distribution, inventory management, and sales, which kicked off on Jan. 1, 2018. CBS News Radio also renewed key affiliation agreements with WBZ-Boston and KIRO-Seattle, two long-standing affiliates in the top 15 markets in the country.