Dial Global To Offer NBC News Radio Network, Drops CNN Radio
March 1, 2012 at 11:59 AM (PT)
NBC NEWS and DIAL GLOBAL are partnering to offer a new 24-hour radio news network with a familiar brand, NBC NEWS RADIO. The service will include live simulcasts of breaking news from NBC and MSNBC as well as reports from NBC NEWS correspondents including CHUCK TODD, JIM MIKLASZEWSKI, ANDREA MITCHELL, PETE WILLIAMS and LISA MYERS. Anchor BRIAN WILLIAMS and "MEET THE PRESS" host DAVID GREGORY will also be featured.
"This alliance presents NBC NEWS an opportunity to deliver our high-quality journalism to even more news consumers across the country through the expansive DIAL GLOBAL network," said NBC NEWS Pres. STEVE CAPUS.
"Through our new partnership with NBC NEWS, we are proud to continue in the tradition of defining great moments for radio listeners across our country," said DIAL GLOBAL Co-Pres./CEO SPENCER BROWN.
"Millions of Americans start and end their day with NBC NEWS," said DIAL GLOBAL EVP/News & Talk Programming BART TESSLER. "We are pleased to bring more great NBC NEWS content to an even wider audience 24/7."
Dial Global Drops CNN Radio
As DIAL GLOBAL launches the new NBC network, it is dropping distribution of CNN RADIO. ALL ACCESS has confirmed with CNN that it will cease production of the radio network beginning APRIL 1st but will continue to create original audio news content for other distribution channels including CNN Newsource, the CNN Wire, and CNN.com, plus web and mobile applications. A spokesman told ALL ACCESS that while there may be staff reductions as a result of the change, no on-air staff will be affected.