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The CBS Radio Network provides news, sports and other programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the United States. The network is owned by the CBS Corporation, a division of Viacom, and operated by Westwood One, part of CBS Corporation's Infinity Broadcasting unit. CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... Viacom is an international media conglomerate. ... Westwood One, Inc. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ...


The CBS Radio Network is one of the programming services distributed by Westwood One, which produces and distribes national news, sports, talk, music and special event programs, in addition to local news, sports, weather, video news and other information radio and television stations with information services and programming as well as traffic reporting services.


The network is the oldest unit of the CBS Corporation and traces its roots to CBS's predecessor, United Independent Broadcasters (founded in 1927 with 47 affiliates). The next year, Columbia Records invested in the radio network, which was named the Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System. Eventually, Columbia pulled its backing from the struggling web. William S. Paley bought a half-interest in what became the Columbia Broadcasting System in 1928 and became its president. (In 1938, CBS bought back Columbia Records.) For more about the network's history, see CBS. Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... William Samuel Paley (September 28, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois - October 26, 1990 in New York City, New York) was a Jewish-American executive who built CBS from a small radio network to the dominant television network in America. ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ...


Today, the CBS Radio Network is best known for its news and public affairs programming to 1,118 affiliates, including flagship station WCBS in New York, KNX in Los Angeles, KCBS in San Francisco, WBBM in Chicago, WTOP in Washington, DC, KMOX in St. Louis, and WCCO in Minneapolis. WCBS-AM 880 is a Class A 50,000 watt radio station broadcasting from New York City featuring an all news and format. ... KNX is a Los Angeles, California, clear channel radio station operating on 1070 kHz with 50,000 watts of power from a transmitter site in Torrance, and a key West Coast station for the CBS Radio Network. ... KCBS is an AM radio station in San Francisco, California that is currently the West Coast flagship radio station of CBS and the Westwood One Radio Network, broadcasting at 740 kHz. ... WBBM (AM), also known on-air as Newsradio 780, is an all-news radio station in Chicago, Illinois. ... WTOP is the only all-news radio station in Washington, DC. WTOP is a class-A station operating on 1500 kHz, a clear channel frequency. ... General Information KMOX is an AM radio station broadcasting in St. ... WCCO is a set of radio and television stations with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ...


Among its offerings are the CBS News-on-the-Hour, the morning and evening CBS World News Roundup (broadcasting's oldest news series), the morning "Osgood File" features with Charles Osgood, "Harry Smith Reporting," and "The Dave Ross Show." Each Friday, the network produces the CBS News Weekend Roundup, a look at the top stories of the week. CBS Radio reporters also contribute to Westwood One's hour-long broadcast America In the Morning, hosted by Jim Bohannon. Charles Osgood (born January 8, radio and United States. ... Harry Smith Harry Smith (born August 21, 1951 in Lansing, Illinois) is a co-anchor for CBS The Early Show and the host of A&Es Biography series. ... Dave Ross (1952 - ) is a popular talk show host on Seattle, Washingtons KIRO-AM 710 radio station, with whom he has been since 1978, his show starting nine years later in 1987. ... Jim Bohannon is a broadcaster who has worked in both television and radio. ...


Other public-affairs features include CBS Healthwatch with Dr. Emily Senay, "Raising Our Kids" with Pat Carroll, and "What's in the News."


CBS Radio Sports programming is produced by (and usually branded as) Westwood One, and includes radio coverage of the National Football League (including Monday Night Football with Marv Albert and Boomer Esiason), Notre Dame football, NCAA football and basketball, the National Hockey League, and the Olympic Games; plus the daily "Sportstime" commentary by Mike Francesa and the weekend "Sports Central USA" report. Westwood One, Inc. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Commemorative Monday Night Football U.S. postage stamp Monday Night Football is a television broadcast of one of the premier National Football League games of the week. ... Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Jewish-American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member in the Basketball Hall of Fame. ... Norman Julius Boomer Esiason (born April 17, 1961 in West Islip, New York) is a former American football player and current television and radio sportscaster. ... Not to be confused with the University of Notre Dame Australia The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... The Olympic Games, or Olympics, is an international multi-sport event taking place every two years and alternating between Summer and Winter Games. ... Mike Francesa is a New York radio Talk Show host and Television Commentator. ...


While the network's World News Roundup is the longest-running news show on radio or TV, the title of longest-running network radio show of any kind goes to another CBS Radio program—Music and the Spoken Word, a half-hour of music and inspirational thought featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It began on July 15, 1929 and currently airs each Sunday morning at 11:30 Eastern Time. (The longest running radio show of any kind is the Grand Ole Opry, broadcast on WSM since November 28, 1925.) The Mormon Tabernacle Choirs first network radio program, Music and the Spoken Word was transmitted on July 15, 1929. ... The Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. ... WSM may refer to one of the following: AM radio station WSM in Nashville, Tennessee, USA FM radio station WSM-FM, also in Nashville the World Socialist Movement Winchester Short Magnum, a family of rifle cartridges developed by the U.S. Repeating Arms Company, maker of Winchester rifles. ...


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CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States.
One of the pioneer radio networks, from its earliest days CBS established a reputation for quality; prior to the fracturing of the market under cable television, CBS's television network was one of three which dominated broadcasting in the United States.
CBS would later revive the format for television in the 1990s to tell the story of asteroids crashing to Earth, but the television format allowed for disclaimers to air at every commercial break, avoiding a replay of what happened in 1938.
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