CBS Radio Brings News To 99.1 FM in Washington, D.C.
November 16, 2011 at 1:19 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO will launch a News format in JANUARY 2012 on what is currently Spanish Contemporary WLZL/WASHINGTON, D.C.,as a result of an agreement to acquire Religion WFSI at 107.9 FM from FAMILY STATIONS, INC. which will serve as the home for "EL ZOL." Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
"CBS RADIO’s history in all-news is rich in tradition and recognized nationwide for its excellence," CBS RADIO Pres./CEO DAN MASON said. "There is no one more regarded in this field, nor anyone with the journalistic expertise and capability to put forth a product with such instant credibility. We have perfected this format over many decades and we’re thrilled to expand the options for the D.C. community who have a distinct passion for news.”"
"Time is precious and we know listeners want information that is important to them delivered immediately and in a succinct manner," CBS/WASHINGTON, D.C. SVP/Market Manager STEVE SWENSON added. "Operating under the ‘All-News All the Time’ philosophy CBS RADIO originated, listeners can count on the station to provide clarity on what’s happening in their own backyard, as well as the impact world events will have on their everyday lives."
WCBS-A/NEW YORK Asst. Dir./News and Programming ROBERT SANCHEZ has been named as PD for the station MICHELLE KOMES-DOLGE will also join the station as News Director. She has spent years doing News in the Washington, D.C. area, including a stint at News Dir. for WTOP.
"EL ZOL" will debut on 107.9 FM on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st through a LMA with FAMILY STATIONS, INC.