Westwood One Launches News Service

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Westwood One Launches News Service

Oct 15, 2014 4:47 PM

NEW YORK� Westwood One will soon have its own locally-branded full service news network: Westwood One News, effective December 15 at 12 a.m.

The company''s affiliates previously broadcast NBC News Radio, but the change was announced in a letter sent October 15 by Dennis Green, senior vice-president of affiliate sales for Westwood One.

The new network is �powered by CNN� to offer �enhanced programming, correspondent reports and news features,� according to Green''s letter. The initiative also aims to promote local branding and more flexibility for individual stations with more options for different newscast lengths. The announcements, news reports and actualities will be available at news.westwoodone.com.