WNEW/Washington, D.C. Flips To Business News/Talk As 'Bloomberg 99.1'
December 18, 2015 at 7:44 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO News WNEW (ALL NEWS 99.1)/WASHINGTON, D.C. pulled the plug on its format at 10a this morning, and is now airing BLOOMBERG MEDIA's business news and talk. BLOOMBERG took over programming WNEW under an agreement with CBS RADIO, which will continue to own the station. It has renamed the station BLOOMBERG 99.1.
BLOOMBERG RADIO will also be available in BALTIMORE at 105.7 FM HD-2.
In addition to BLOOMBERG RADIO's signature programming on financial markets, BLOOMBERG 99.1 will feature a simulcast of BLOOMBERG Politics' "With All Due Respect," hosted by MARK HALPERIN and JOHN HEILEMANN weekdays at 5p (ET) on BLOOMBERG TV. Additional programming tailored specifically to the WASHINGTON market will be announced in the coming weeks. The station will also begin presenting local news, traffic, weather, and sports updates in early 2016, and will remain the flagship station for WIZARDS basketball.
"As we enter this critical election year, there's no better time to introduce BLOOMBERG RADIO to WASHINGTON," said Global Head Of BLOOMBERG TELEVISION & RADIO AL MAYERS. "On the heels of recent expansions in EUROPE and ASIA-PACIFIC, this launch marks an important step in our mission to extend the reach of Bloomberg Radio into the most important regions of the world. We will tap into the deep expertise of our WASHINGTON bureau to provide insights and analysis on policy and politics that listeners cannot easily find elsewhere."