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CBS Radio Inc., formerly known as Infinity Broadcasting Corporation, is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with stations covering news, alternative rock, country, FM talk, classic rock, oldies, JACK and urban formats, among others. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 179 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation's top 50 markets. The overall mix of each radio station's programming is designed to fit the station's specific format and serve its local community. Image File history File links Cbsradiologo. ...


CBS RADIO continues to make aggressive moves to converge new and traditional media through creative programming and advanced delivery methods. Audio streams of more than 75 CBS RADIO stations and custom channels are currently available online, and a third of the Company's stations are broadcasting in HD digital radio. CBS RADIO also launched the world's first podcast programmed radio station, KYOURADIO, and offers more than 100 regularly scheduled podcasts through its news and news/talk stations.


Additionally, CBS RADIO is home to 29 of the country's leading sports franchises amongst MLB, the NFL, the NBA, the WNBA and the NHL, including the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Chicago Bears and the Detroit Red Wings.


Further enhancing CBS RADIO's programming exposure is the company's long-standing alliance with Westwood One, which provides stations with news, sports, weather, music, talk and entertainment programming and content, and presents an unparalleled menu of events such as the Olympic Games, NFL football, NCAA basketball, including the Men's Basketball Championship, The Masters, the U.S. Open, the Grammy Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards.


History

The former CBS Radio logo as Infinity Broadcasting
The former CBS Radio logo as Infinity Broadcasting

CBS Radio merged with Infinity Broadcasting in 1997, and took on the Infinity Broadcasting moniker. On December 14, 2005, in anticipation of media giant Viacom spinning off the CBS television and radio broadcast properties, the company reverted the division's brand back to CBS Radio. Logo of Infinity Broadcasting. ... Logo of Infinity Broadcasting. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Viacom is a high-growth media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), video gaming (part of Sega of America), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures movie studio and DreamWorks). ...


From 1995 to 2005, it was the home of controversial and top-rated talk show host Howard Stern, who left due to increasing FCC and station censorship. In January, 2006, rock star David Lee Roth, Rover's Morning Glory and talk show host Adam Carolla replaced Stern in most major radio markets, although Roth's show was cancelled four months later. CBS Radio announced that XM Radio shock jocks Opie and Anthony will replace Roth on the Free FM stations that carried him, despite the irony that the two were fired after the sex act controversy inside of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Howard Stern Howard Allen Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and TV personality, humorist and author. ... David Lee Roth, (born October 10, 1954 in Bloomington, Indiana) is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and radio personality, best known for his work with the band Van Halen and his fast-talking, oversized personality. ... Rovers Morning Glory is a syndicated radio show with host Rover, that also features Duji and Dieter. ... Adam Carolla Adam Carolla (b. ... XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR) is a satellite radio service in the United States based in Washington, DC and controlled by News Corporations DirecTV, General Motors, American Honda, Hughes Electronics, and several private investment groups. ... Opie and Anthony Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ... Primary Free FM logo Free FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several FM talk radio stations in the United States owned by CBS Radio, created because of Howard Sterns departure to Sirius Satellite Radio in January 2006. ... Several cathedrals are named after Saint Patrick. ...


Jack FM

For more details on this topic, see Jack FM.

CBS Radio owns the majority of stations in the United States that broadcast the new Jack FM format, a radio format that incorporates all types of popular music from the mid-1950s to the present. These include stations in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, Sacramento, and Baltimore and many other cities. Primary Jack FM logo Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... Primary Jack FM logo Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... (Redirected from 1950s in music) 1950 in music Music of Afghanistan The beginning of radio broadcasting leads to the beginning of Afghan popular music Music of Argentina Astor Piazzolla begins to fuse traditional tango music with jazz and classical music Music of Algeria Rai singers like Bellemou Messaoud add violin... Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,214. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Nickname City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Government Country State County United States California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water  - Urban 1,290. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big D Location Location in the state of Texas Government Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Kaufman County Rockwall County Mayor Laura Miller Geographical characteristics Area     City 997. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Emerald City Location Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates , Government County King Mayor Greg Nickels Geographical characteristics Area     City 369. ... Nickname City of Trees Location Location of Sacramento in California Government County Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 99. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City (by John Quincy Adams on a visit in 1827), Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Government Country...


External links

  • Official website
  • WCBS Newsradio88 Appreciation Site

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