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ABC Radio was a division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. Twenty-two of ABC Radio's top stations, as well as ABC's talk and music networks, are now owned by Forstmann Little & Company's Citadel Broadcasting unit.[1] The deal did not include Radio Disney or ESPN Radio, or the five ESPN Radio stations owned by Disney, although very few ESPN stations like WYOS in Binghamton, New York, KKML in Colorado Springs, and KESP in Modesto, California are already owned by Citadel. Disney's ABC News unit will also still produce ABC News Radio programming for distribution by Citadel.[2] Three radio networks named ABC Radio have existed: ABC Radio, United States ABC Local Radio and Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Radio, Australia ABC Radio (México) Category: ... Image File history File links Footerlogo. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... Forstmann, Little & Company is a private equity firm, specializing in leveraged buyouts (LBOs). ... Citadel Broadcasting Corporation NYSE: CDL is a Las Vegas, Nevada based broadcast holding company. ... Radio Disney is a radio network based in Dallas, Texas in the United States broadcasting music and other content targeted at children and young teenagers. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... WYOS is the ESPN Radio affiliate of Binghamton, New York, branded as ESPN Radio 1360. ... Binghamton is a city located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. ... KKML (branded as ESPN 1300 - The Sports Animal) is a radio station serving the Colorado Springs vicinity as an ESPN Radio affiliate. ... It has been suggested that History of Colorado Springs, Colorado be merged into this article or section. ... KESP 970AM is an all-sports radio station in Modesto, California, USA. The station serves Modesto, Stockton, Lodi, and surrounding communities of the northern San Joaquin Valley. ... Modesto is the county seat of Stanislaus County in the U.S. state of California. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... ABC News is a division of the American Broadcasting Company television and radio networks (ABC). ...


The acquisition of ABC Radio by Citadel Broadcasting was officially completed on June 12, 2007.[3] is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

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History

ABC began as the NBC Blue network in 1927. The NBC Blue and NBC Red networks were both owned by the Radio Corporation of America, but were forced to separate when the Federal Communications Commission declared them a monopoly in 1940. NBC Blue was then renamed to the 'American Broadcasting Company' in 1945. The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American radio and television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... -1... RCA, formerly an initialism for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark used by two companies for products descended from that common ancestor: Thomson Consumer Electronics, which manufactures RCA-branded televisions, DVD players, video cassette recorders, direct broadcast satellite decoders, camcorders, audio equipment, telephones, and related accessories; and... The FCCs official seal. ... A monopoly (from the Greek language monos, one + polein, to sell) is defined as a persistent market situation where there is only one provider of a product or service, in other words a firm that has no competitors in its industry. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...


ABC Radio broadcast the first nationwide report of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was shot in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas at 18:30 UTC on November 22, 1963 and ABC Radio's Don Gardiner anchored the network's initial bulletin at 18:36:50 UTC, minutes before any other radio or television network did the same. From ABC Radio News headquarters in New York, Gardiner told listeners at 1:36:50 PM EST (New York time): "We interrupt this program to bring you a special bulletin from ABC Radio. Here is a special bulletin from Dallas, Texas. Three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown Dallas, Texas. This is ABC Radio. To repeat, in Dallas, Texas, three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today. The president now making a two-day speaking tour of Texas. We're going to stand by for more details on the incident in Dallas. Stay tuned to your ABC station for further details. Now we return you to your regular program."[1] President Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Governor John Connally in the presidential limousine just moments before his assassination The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA at 12:30 p. ... ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


ABC fed hourly radio newscasts to affiliates at :55 past the hour until January 1, 1968, when the singular ABC radio network "split" into four separate and distinct programming services. The "American Contemporary Network," on major-market music stations such as WABC New York, aired news at :55. "American Information Network" news ran at the top of the hour. ABC's "FM" network carried news geared toward younger listeners at :15 past, while the "American Entertainment Network" had news at the bottom of the hour. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Before the "split," ABC obtained a waiver of the FCC's "Chain Broadcasting" rule, which forced the sale of NBC's Blue network and enabled ABC's creation in 1943. Though each of the four new "networks" were carried on the same 5 kHz telco line, the move allowed ABC to have as many as four affiliates in one city -- a major competitive advantage and a dramatic turning point in the history of network radio. Two additional news networks, Rock and Direction, were added on January 4, 1982. is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


Today, only Information and Entertainment remain as separate newscast services, with their programming delivered via satellite. The "Information" network newscasts clear on major-market stations like WABC New York, KABC Los Angeles, WLS Chicago, KGO San Francisco, WMAL Washington, WJR Detroit, and WBAP Ft. Worth/Dallas (all of which are owned by ABC). "Entertainment" network news airs mainly on small and medium-market stations. These ABC News Radio newscasts originate from the news division's bureaus in New York, Washington and Los Angeles and air exactly at the top of the hour. They are no longer identified on air by their brand name. WABC may refer to: WABC (AM) (770 kHz), also known as NewsTalkRadio 77, the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network, serving the New York metropolitan area WABC-FM (95. ... KABC is the callsign of the American Broadcasting Companys three flagship broadcast stations in Los Angeles: KABC AM, 790 kHz KABC-TV, channel 7 (DTV 53) KABC-FM 95. ... WLS (Worlds Largest Store) is the callsign two broadcast stations in Chicago: radio station WLS AM 890 TV station WLS-TV 7 (DTV 52) WLS (Weight Loss Surgery) see Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery   This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... KGO may mean: KGO (AM), a radio station broadcasting in the San Francisco Bay Area KGO-TV, an ABC owned and operated television station broadcasting in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area KKSF, a smooth jazz radio station in the San Francisco Bay Area formerly known as KGO-FM... WMAL is one of the oldest radio stations in Washington, D.C.. The Citadel Broadcasting-owned outlet is a news-talk formatted station, broadcasting on 630 kHz in the AM band. ... WJR is a radio station in Detroit, Michigan, United States. ... WBAP is an AM radio station in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex following a talk format. ...


Shortly after the ABC/Citadel merger, the "FM" network was reactivated. It now provides an hourly two-minute newscast, similar in format to when the network formerly operated. Those newscasts end with the "ABC News" branding. [2]


ABC Radio Networks also distributes Paul Harvey News and Comment, which originates from Chicago. For the Stuckist artist, see Paul Harvey (artist). ...


Political opinions expressed on ABC Radio shows tend to be conservative, which is the norm for American talk radio.


Music Formats

ABC Radio Networks' 24-hour-music formats include:

  • Hits & Favorites (Adult Contemporary)
  • The Classic Rock Experience (Classic Rock)
  • Today's Best Hits (Hot Adult Contemporary)
  • Jack FM (Variety)
  • Today's Best Country (Country)
  • Real Country (Classic Country)
  • Timeless Classics (Standards)
  • The Touch (Urban Adult Contemporary)
  • Oldies Radio (Oldies)

// Hits & Favorites, also known as ABC AC, is one of the 24-hour live formats produced by the ABC Radio Network. ... Todays Best Hits is an American radio network. ... Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada, the United States and now the United Kingdom. ... Todays Best Country is one of the 24 hour live formats produced by the ABC Radio Networks. ... Real Country is a 24-hour radio format produced by ABC Radio Networks. ... Timeless Classics is a 24-hour satellite music service of ABC Radio Networks, distributing a mix of soft oldies and new adult standards formerly known as Stardust to radio stations around the USA. The current lineup of DJs includes Steve Gunn, Laurie Bandemir, Scott Reese, Vic Thomas, and Mike Matthews... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Oldies Radio is an American radio network with a Oldies format. ...

References

  1. ^ "Citadel to Buy Most of Disney Radio Assets," The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2006.
  2. ^ "ABC Radio to Merge with Citadel Broadcasting." Official press release. February 6, 2006.
  3. ^ "Disney and Citadel Announce Completion of ABC Radio Merger" Official Press Release. June 12, 2007

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • ABC Owned Radio Stations

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