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CNN Radio Closing Down

CNN Radio News Closure Shutdown LayoffsCNN Radio will cease producing programming today as the company has shut down its radio division.

In a press statement CNN said, “The company completed a review of its radio business and has made the decision to cease production of CNN Radio podcasts, effective immediately.” Around 12 staffers are affected by the move, although a few will reportedly be reassigned in the company.

CNN Radio ceased producing newscasts for radio stations on April 1, 2012 when its syndication agreement with Dial Global ran out and was replaced by NBC News. At the time CNN planned to still “continue to create original audio news content for other distribution channels including CNN Newsource, the CNN Wire and, plus Web and mobile applications.” In March CNN sued Dial Global for breach of contract over failure to make its final two payments to CNN.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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