CBS Sports Radio
TypeSports radio network
Country
Ownership
OwnerViacomCBS
ParentAudacy (producer)
Westwood One (distributor)
Key people
Mark Chernoff; Director of Programming
Chris Oliviero; Executive Vice President of Programming, Entercom[1]
History
Launch dateJanuary 2, 2013
(Full programming)
Links
WebcastListen live (via Audacy)
Websitewww.audacy.com/cbssportsradio

CBS Sports Radio is a sports radio network that debuted with hourly sports news updates on September 4, 2012, and with 24/7 programming on January 2, 2013.[2][3][4]

CBS Sports Radio is owned by ViacomCBS and distributed by Westwood One. Programming on the network features reporters and personalities from CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network, and CBSSports.com.[2] CBS Sports Radio is broadcast throughout the United States on radio affiliates and streamed online.[5][6] From launch until November 17, 2017, it was operated by CBS Radio until its merger with Entercom. Entercom, which later became Audacy, Inc., continued to manage the network under a licensing agreement with CBS.[7] The rights to the CBS logo, but not the name, expired at the end of 2019.[8]

CBS Sports Radio airs on more than 300 stations nationwide. The nominal flagship station of CBS Sports Radio is 660 WFAN and 101.9 WFAN-FM in New York City (although WFAN-AM-FM only carry some brief reports from the network); since WFAS shifted to conservative talk in 2021,[9][10] New York City has had no full-time CBS Sports Radio affiliate. WFAS and WHLD were among numerous Cumulus Media stations that had been part of the network's core affiliates but flipped to conservative talk.[11] Audacy also distanced itself from the network when it shifted focus to its own in-house BetQL network, which focuses more on gambling, in 2021.[12]

References

  1. ^ "CBS SPORTS RADIO SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM ANNOUNCED". CBS Radio. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "CBS CREATES THE LARGEST MAJOR MARKET SPORTS RADIO NETWORK IN THE NATION". CBS Radio. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  3. ^ "CBS Sports Radio". CBS Radio. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. ^ "CBS Sports Radio". Cumulus Media Networks. Archived from the original on 2013-03-10. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  5. ^ "CBSSR Affiliates". CBS Sports Radio. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  6. ^ "CBSSR Stream". CBS Sports Radio. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  7. ^ "EX-2.2". www.sec.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/radioinsight/status/1206615036283817984
  9. ^ "Suburban New York AM To Go All Digital Next Month" by Lance Venta, April 20, 2021 (radioinsight.com)
  10. ^ Venta, Lance (20 May 2021). "WFAS Sets Lineup For Its All-Digital Talk Flip". RadioInsight. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  11. ^ https://buffalonews.com/entertainment/whld-switches-format-to-conservative-talk-hosts-led-by-dan-bongino/article_fcf81102-bd60-11eb-bb57-3f2395870f0c.html
  12. ^ https://radioinsight.com/headlines/209858/audacy-flips-seven-stations-to-betql-network/