KGO, The Bay Citizen Pact For Joint News Coverage
February 8, 2011 at 1:44 PM (PT)
CITADEL Talk KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO will jointly develop news stories and will share content with nonprofit news organization THE BAY CITIZEN. The reports will air on KGO and appear online at both organizations' websites. The BAY CITIZEN, headed by PULITZER Prize-winning Managing Editor for News STEVE FAINARU, produces the NEW YORK TIMES' BAY AREA report, which appears in locally-distributed editions of the TIMES on FRIDAYs and SUNDAYs and online.
KGO GM DEIDRA LIEBERMAN said, "KGO and THE BAY CITIZEN have a unique opportunity to enhance the quality of local news by reporting vital news stories and features paramount to our community. We are excited that BAY AREA residents will benefit from the increased local news coverage resulting from this collaboration."
"THE BAY CITIZEN has put together a talented staff that's already breaking important news stories," said KGO News Director PAUL HOSLEY. "This collaboration will help give their stories a bigger voice and will help KGO supply our listeners with the very best local radio news coverage."
"Working with KGO adds a new dimension to our BAY AREA coverage and expands our reach to KGO RADIO's 750,000 listeners," says THE BAY CITIZEN's CEO LISA FRAZIER. "This collaboration is the next step in our plan to become a multi-channel news provider by partnering with leading media organizations, and is also a key step in THE BAY CITIZEN's plan to achieve sustainability."
FAINARU said, "For years KGO has played a leading role in news gathering in the Bay Area, from up-to-the-minute traffic updates to investigative reporting, and has been a pioneer in giving voice to countless people in the region through its provocative newstalk programs. We are thrilled to develop new and innovative ways of gathering and distributing information to better serve the BAY AREA."