Wall Street Journal To Shut Down Radio Operations
Dow Jones has told staffers that all operations of the Wall Street Journal Radio Network will end on December 31.
NTSMedia.com reports that Wall Street Journal Editor Gerry Baker came to the network’s South Brunswick, NJ headquarters to make the announcement to employees. Wall Street Journal Radio produces hourly Business News reports to radio stations such as WCBS New York, WLS Chicago, KGO San Francisco, and WLW Cincinnati.
NTS states that Baker told staffers that, “after taking a hard a look at business operations, despite great progress and growth, the radio network just doesn’t fit with the company’s future plans.”
Additional short-form programming produced by the network include Marketwatch Radio, The Wall Street Journal Report, Dow Jones Money Report, Watching Your Wallet, Barrons On Investment. Wall Street Journal also produces the long-form Wall Street Journal This Morning hosted by Gordon Deal. The program is fed hourly to affiliates from 5am to 9am eastern and currently airs on stations including 740 KTRH Houston, 680 WRKO Boston, 550 KFYI Phoenix, 600 KOGO San Diego, and 97.1 KFTK St. Louis.