CBS News Radio Launches New Programming Slate

CBS News RadioAt an upfront event today, CBS News Radio unveiled its lineup of shortform programming to debut on January 1, 2018.

The new programming slate includes daily one minute segments from CBS Television Distribution’s Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, The Doctors, Dr. Phil, and Rachael Ray as well as shortform commentaries Jill on Money from CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger, Eye On Veterans from CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com, and KIRO Seattle morning host Dave Ross. Ross’ 90 second segments will debut on 2/4/2018.

CBS News Radio will remain with CBS Corporation following the spinoff of CBS Radio and its merger with Entercom. Its programming is distributed nationally by Skyview Networks.

CBS News Radio today will unveil a new slate of original news, finance and entertainment programming at its first ever upfront presentation to advertising executives, at the famed CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

The new programming being announced today will be available to CBS News Radio affiliates starting Jan. 1, 2018.

“We’re excited to share these new and exclusive program offerings, as well as our continuing lineup of original reporting with our colleagues in the advertising community and our affiliate stations,” said Charles Pavlounis, Chief Financial Officer for CBS News. “These programs allow our affiliated stations to deliver original, engaging content to their dedicated listeners, while our clients are able to gain maximum exposure for their messages on News, Talk and Music formats around the country.”

The new and exclusive additions to the CBS News Radio lineup will include:

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, INSIDE EDITION, THE DOCTORS, DR. PHIL and RACHAEL RAY ­ CBS News Radio will deliver original, daily, one-minute, self-contained news, lifestyle & entertainment and information updates from the CBS Television Distribution family of programs. Specially designed versions of each will be produced for audiences across all formats, and provide a variety of opportunities for sponsors.

JILL ON MONEY – CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger brings her popular financial programming to CBS News Radio with smart and informative daily, one-minute updates on breaking financial news, money tips and more, along with a two-hour weekend program.

EYE ON VETERANS – Produced by veterans, for veterans and their families, this programming is brought to you in partnership with CBS RADIO’s ConnectingVets.com multi-platform initiative. In a daily one-minute feature and a two-hour weekend program, EYE ON VETERANS provides veterans and their families with information about finance, healthcare, transitioning into civilian life and other impactful issues.

DAVE ROSS – Dave Ross, the winner of five Edward R. Murrow awards for Best Writing, offers his wit and candor at a time when listeners are looking for some humor. Ross delivers his perspective on current events and digs into stories that matter in a 90-second commentary. This program will be available beginning Feb. 4, 2018.

“These new offerings join our robust lineup of award-winning newsgathering and programming such as the CBS TOP OF THE HOUR NEWSCAST, CBS WORLD NEWS ROUNDUP, the CBS EVENING NEWS, FACE THE NATION, 60 MINUTES and THE TAKEOUT,” said Pavlounis. “We’re looking forward to providing our affiliates with value-added, high-quality programming for their listeners.”

“Welcome Home” is the theme of the upfront event, which will be co-hosted with Skyview Networks, the distribution, inventory management and sales partner of CBS News Radio. The event is designed to highlight the return of all of the award-winning CBS News content and its affiliates back to CBS News Radio, as well as new additions to the lineup. The event will also feature CBS SUNDAY MORNING anchor Jane Pauley, CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod, CBS News Radio correspondent Steve Portnoy, 48 HOURS correspondent Erin Moriarty, 60 MINUTES correspondent Lara Logan and CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger. There will also be messages from CBS THIS MORNING co-hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, as well as ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier.

CBS News Radio was awarded three 2017 Edward R. Murrow awards by the Radio, Television & Digital News Association including the top award for Overall Excellence. It also received its fifth consecutive Best Newscast award for CBS WORLD NEWS ROUNDUP and the Breaking News award for its coverage of the Pulse Nightclub massacre. CBS News Radio has won more Murrow Awards in the 21st century than any other radio news network for Overall Excellence, Best Newscast and Best Continuing Coverage.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com 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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