Update 9/23: Bloomberg Radio has revealed that its programming will debut on iHeartMedia’s 960 KNEW/103.7 KOSF-HD2 on Monday, September 29.
Bloomberg L.P. today announced Bloomberg Radio will debut on iHeartMedia San Francisco’s KNEW 960 AM/KOSF 103.7 FM-HD2 serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
Beginning September 29th, Bloomberg Radio KNEW 960 AM/KOSF 103.7 FM-HD2 will be the only global business and financial news radio station available throughout the Bay Area, offering Bloomberg’s signature programming and up-to-date market coverage, in addition to local news, traffic, weather and sports. With its flagship station WBBR 1130 AM in New York and WXKS 1200 AM/94.5 FM-HD2 in Boston, Bloomberg Radio now reaches three of the leading global business and technology markets in the country.
“As part of Bloomberg’s new consumer media strategy, we’re excited about expanding Bloomberg Radio into the San Francisco Bay Area, a vital market for those who create, move global business and shape conversations about the innovations of tomorrow,” said Al Mayers, head of Bloomberg Radio.
iHeartMedia San Francisco Market President Kathryn Wilcox noted, “Teaming up with Bloomberg was a natural fit. It provides high-quality content and aligns nicely with the local business talk on KKSF 910.”
“Advertisers have long recognized Bloomberg Radio for the quality of our audience, our strong relationships with listeners and our ability to serve not only the financial community but also business executives, innovators, and opinion leaders across many sectors,” said Paul Caine, Chief Revenue Officer, Bloomberg Media Group. “With Bloomberg 960AM, now there’s an additional way to reach the most influential people throughout the tech corridor.”
In addition to Bloomberg 960AM in San Francisco, Bloomberg Radio can be heard on WBBR 1130 AM in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas; on Bloomberg 1200 AM in Boston; SiriusXM Channel 113, on iHeartRadio.com and on the Bloomberg Radio+ app for iPhone and Android.
For more information on Bloomberg Radio, which recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary, please visit http://www.bloombergradio.com
Original Report 7/27: Bloomberg has begun hiring for a soon to launch Business station in San Francisco.
The first job posting for a Sales Manager for its “radio station in San Francisco with a content focus for and from the tech and business community”. San Francisco would become Bloomberg’s third local market joining their owned 1130 WBBR New York and Clear Channel’s 1200 WXKS Boston which the company leases. Bloomberg also programs a channel on SiriusXM.
A new Bloomberg Business formatted station would compete with Salem’s 1220 KDOW, which currently airs Bloomberg produced content overnight.