Westwood One Launches Metro Web News
March 30, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE is expanding its digital portfolio. GARY KRANTZ, who was hired as the company’s first Chief Digital Officer back in SEPTEMBER 2006 (NET NEWS 9/16/06), told THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER that WESTWOOD is about to launch METRO WEB NEWS, an online news service.
WESTWOOD has signed up 150 sites, primarily radio sites, to serve as affiliates, much in the same way it has agreements with terrestrial stations. It’s slated to go live APRIL 15 with up-to-the-minute news digests, including text, audio, photos, thumbnail video, etc.