Bloomberg Radio

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Bloomberg Radio
Bloomberg Radio.png
Broadcast area worldwide
Branding Bloomberg Radio
Format Financial News
Owner Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg Communications Inc.)
Webcast Listen live
Website www.bloombergradio.com

Bloomberg Radio provides global business news programming 24 hours a day and is a service of Bloomberg L.P. The format is general and financial news, offering local, national and international news reports along with financial market updates and interviews with corporate executives, economists and industry analysts.[1] On off hours, local stations may preempt with local sports play-by-play coverage such as college basketball, tennis and other sports coverage.

Bloomberg Radio is broadcast on radio stations around the United States, and directly operates four radio stations: WBBR (1130 AM) in New York City, WRCA (1330 AM) in Watertown, Massachusetts (serving the Boston area), KNEW (960 AM) in Oakland, California (serving the San Francisco bay area), and WDCH-FM (99.1 FM) in Bowie, Maryland, serving the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area. Bloomberg purchased the first of these, WBBR (at the time designated as WNEW), in 1992, for $13.5 million.[2] Bloomberg took over the operation of WXKS (1200 AM) in Newton (serving Boston) on March 1, 2013[3] and KNEW on September 29, 2014.[4] Both stations are owned and operated by iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications), but are programmed by Bloomberg Radio under a local marketing agreement (LMA).[4] On December 21, 2015, Bloomberg Radio launched a similar arrangement on CBS Radio-owned WNEW-FM, its first FM radio station.[5] The call letters of WNEW-FM were later changed to WDCH-FM. Bloomberg moved its programming in Boston to WRCA, owned by Beasley Media Group, on July 4, 2017,[6] and later that year fully acquired WNBP (1450 AM) in Newburyport to serve as a simulcast of WRCA (both WRCA and WNBP operate translator stations on 106.1 FM);[7] its LMA with WXKS expired on March 1, 2018.[8] Bloomberg Radio is also heard nationally on SiriusXM satellite radio channel 119. Select programming is also broadcast in London, UK on DAB digital radio via the London 3 multiplex (VHF block 11B), with simulcasts of the Bloomberg TV audio at other times.

Programming[edit]

The original Bloomberg Radio news format divided each hour of the day into six 10-minutes segments, each of which contained financial market updates, business headlines, traffic, weather, sports, a human interest piece or a general updates about cultural happenings.[9] However, by 2010, Bloomberg Radio had shifted from a headline service to a discussion-based format in order to offer more in-depth market and economic analysis. Bloomberg Radio is the world's only global business radio service. Its programming originates from London, England 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. London Time). Its programming is co-anchored from New York and Hong Kong Sunday through Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Monday through Friday morning drive time in Asian countries.) In this way, Bloomberg Radio offers a start to the business day globally, via the Bloomberg Radio+ Mobile App and via its live stream on Bloomberg.com and the Bloomberg Terminal. During each day, the Bloomberg Radio broadcasts live interviews with economists, market analysts, and other influential newsmakers on shows such as Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Keene and Michael McKee which airs weekday mornings from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Eastern Time.[10]

Bloomberg Radio Network[edit]

Bloomberg Radio's 24/7 programming is syndicated by United Stations Radio Networks to local radio stations across the country; it is one of three stations (KPIG in Freedom, California and WFAN in New York City being the other two) that are broadcast in this manner.[10]

The Bloomberg Radio Network is also the leading provider of short-form business news reports to radio stations around the country. The network provides live, custom business reports to major all-news radio stations including both of New York City's all-news stations, WCBS and WINS. The network also provides "Bloomberg Market Minute" reports at :20 and :50 past the hour. It also provides daily specialty reports including the Bloomberg Small Business Report, the Bloomberg Business of Sports Report, the Bloomberg Pursuits Report on Luxury, the Bloomberg Real Estate Report, the Bloomberg Green Business Report, and the Bloomberg Urban Report.

This list may not be complete.
Station Call-Letters Frequency City of License Programming Station Licensee/Parent Co. Notes
WGY-FM 103.1FM Albany, New York Short Form Reports CC Licenses, LLC.
iHeart Media, Inc.
Simulcast of WGY-AM
WBZW (AM) 1520AM Apopka, Florida Full Time Affiliate Pennsylvania Media Group, Inc.
Salem Media Group, Inc.
WAFS (AM) 1190AM Atlanta, Georgia Full Time Affiliate South Texas Broadcasting, Inc.
Salem Communications, Inc.
WJZ-FM 105.7FM HD2 Baltimore, Maryland Full Time Affiliate CBS Radio Stations, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
Simulcast of WDCH-FM
WBZ (AM)
WRCA
WBOS
W291CZ
1030AM
1330AM
92.9FM HD2
106.1FM
Boston, Massachusetts Short Form Reports
Full Time Affiliate
Full Time Affiliate
Full Time Affiliate
CC Licenses, LLC.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
Beasley Broadcast Group.
Beasley Media Group Licenses, LLC.
Beasley Broadcast Group.
Beasley Media Group Licenses, LLC.
Beasley Broadcast Group.
Beasley Media Group Licenses, LLC.


Simulcast of WRCA
Simulcast of WRCA
WDCH-FM 99.1FM Bowie, Maryland Full Time Affiliate CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
LMA operated by Bloomberg, L.P.
WTLP-FM 103.9FM Braddock Heights, Maryland Short Form Reports Washington DC FCC License Sub, LLC.
Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
Simulcast of WTOP-FM
K231AA 94.1FM Boulder, Colorado Short Form Reports Citicasters Licenses, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
Simulcast of KOA-AM
WPSF (AM) 1200AM Cathedral City, California Full Time Affiliate CRC Media West, LLC.
CRC Broadcasting, Inc.
WTAM (AM) 1100AM Cleveland, Ohio Short Form Reports Citicasters Licenses, LLC.
iHeart Media, Inc.
WBBM (AM)
WCFS-FM
780AM
105.9FM
Chicago, Illinois Short Form Reports
Short Form Reports
CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.

Simulcast of WBBM-AM
WLW (AM) 700AM Cincinnati, Ohio Short Form Reports Citicasters Licenses, Inc.
iHeart Media, Inc.
WTVN (AM) 610AM Columbus, Ohio Short Form Reports Citicasters Licenses, Inc.
iHeart Media, Inc.
KEXB (AM)
KRLD (AM)
620AM
1080AM
Dallas, Texas Full Time Affiliate
Short Form Reports
Inspiration Media of Texas, LLC.
Salem Media Group
CBS Radio Texas, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
KOA (AM) 850AM Denver, Colorado Short Form Reports Citicasters Licenses, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
WWJ (AM) 950AM Detroit, Michigan Short Form Reports CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
WPSE (AM) 1200AM Erie, Pennsylvania Full Time Affiliate Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University
KFSD (AM) 1450AM Escondido, California Short Form Reports Astor Broadcast Group
WOWO (AM)
W298BJ
WMEE-FM
1190AM
97.3 HD2
107.5FM
Fort Wayne, Indiana Short Form Reports
Short Form Reports
Short Form Reports
Pathfinder Communications Corporation
Federated Media
Pathfinder Communications Corporation

Simulcast of WOWO-AM
Simulcast of WOWO-AM
K231BQ 94.1FM Golden, Colorado Short Form Reports Citicasters Licenses, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
Simulcast of KOA-AM
KYCR (AM) 1440AM Golden Valley, Minnesota Full Time Affiliate Common Ground Broadcasting, Inc.
Salem Media Group, Inc.
WTIC (AM) 1080AM Hartford, Connecticut Short Form Reports CBS Radio Stations, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
KGU (AM) 760AM Honolulu, Hawaii Full Time Affiliate Salem Media of Hawaii, Inc.
Salem Media Group, Inc.
KTRH (AM) 740AM Houston, Texas Short Form Reports AMFM Texas Licenses, LLC.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
WTKK 106.1FM Knightdale, North Carolina Short Form Reports Capstar TX LLC
iHeartMedia, Inc.
KFOR (AM) 1240AM Lincoln, Nebraska Short Form Reports Digity 3E License, LLC.
Alpha Media, LLC.
WHAS (AM) 840AM Louisville, Kentucky Short Form Reports CC Licenses, LLC.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
KNX (AM) 1070AM Los Angeles, California Short Form Reports CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
WWWT-FM 107.7FM Manassas, Virginia Short Form Reports Washington DC FCC License Sub, LLC.
Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
Simulcast of WTOP-FM
WIOD (AM)
WZAB (AM)
610AM
880AM
Miami, Florida Short Form Reports
Full Time Affiliate
Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
Caron Broadcasting, Inc.
Salem Media Group, Inc.
WFAN (AM)
WCBS (AM)
WINS (AM)
WBBR (AM)
WFAN-FM
660AM
880AM
1010AM
1130AM
101.9FM
New York, New York Short Form Reports
Short Form Reports
Short Form Reports
Full Time O&O
Short Form Reports
CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
Bloomberg Communications, Inc.
Bloomberg L.P.
CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.




Simulcast of WFAN (AM)
KXNT (AM) 840AM North Las Vegas, Nevada Short Form Reports CBS Radio Stations, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
KFAB 1110AM Omaha, Nebraska Short Form Reports Capstar TX LLC
iHeartMedia, Inc.
W273CA 102.5FM Orlando, Florida Short Form Reports Central Florida Educational Foundation, Inc. Simulcast of WFLF-AM
KYW (AM)
WPHT (AM)
1060AM
1210AM
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Short Form Reports CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
WFLF (AM) 540AM Pine Hills, Florida Short Form Reports Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
WPLB (AM)
W279DE
1070AM
103.7FM
Plattsburgh, New York Short Form Reports
Short Form Reports
A & J Radio, LLC.
A & J Radio, LLC.

Simulcast of WPLB (AM)
KFBK-FM 93.1FM Pollock Pines, California Short Form Reports CC Licenses, LLC.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
Simulcast of KFBK-AM
WPHM 1380AM Port Huron, Michigan Short Form/Partial Affiliate Radio First
KBNP (AM) 1410AM Portland, Oregon Full Time Affiliate KBNP Radio, Inc.
WRVA (AM) 1140AM Richmond, Virginia Short Form Reports CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
WHAM (AM) 1180AM Rochester, New York Short Form Reports Citicasters Licenses, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
KFBK (AM)
KSAC-FM
1530AM
105.5FM
Sacramento, California Short Form Reports
Full Affiliate
AMFM Broadcasting Licenses, LLC.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
Caron Broadcasting, Inc.
Salem Media Group
WOAI (AM) 1200AM San Antonio, Texas Short Form Reports CC Licenses, LLC.
iHeart Media, Inc.
KOGO (AM) 600AM San Diego, California Short Form Reports Citicasters Licenses, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
KCBS (AM)
KFRC-FM
740AM
106.9FM
San Francisco, California Short Form Reports CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
CBS Radio Stations, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
WGY (AM) 810AM Schenectady, New York Short Form Reports CC Licenses, LLC.
iHeart Media, Inc.
KKOL (AM) 1300AM Seattle, Washington Full Time Affiliate Inspiration Media, Inc.
Salem Media Group, Inc.
KMOX (AM) 1120AM St. Louis, Missouri Short Form Reports CBS Radio East, Inc.
Entercom Communications, Inc.
WFLA (AM)
WWMI (AM)
970AM
1380AM
Tampa, Florida Short Form Reports
Full Time Affiliate
Citicasters Licenses, LLC.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
South Texas Broadcasting, Inc.
Salem Media Group, Inc.
CFTE 1410 AM Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Partial Affiliate Bell Media British Columbia Radio Partnership
Bell Media
KNUI (AM) 550AM Wailuku, Hawaii Full Time Affiliate Pacific Radio Group, Inc.
WTOP-FM
WHUR-FM
103.5FM
96.3FM
Washington, D.C. Short Form Reports
Short Form Reports
Washington DC FCC License Sub, LLC.
Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
Howard University

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blair, Jayson (30 October 2000). "Bloomberg Radio Station to Go to General News From Finance". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Fabrikant, Geraldine (15 August 1992). "Company News; Bloomberg to Pay $13 Million for WNEW-AM". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Venta, Lance (February 27, 2013). "Bloomberg Usurps Comedy In Boston". RadioInsight. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Bloomberg Radio To Debut On 960 KNEW San Francisco". RadioInsight. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Venta, Lance (December 18, 2015). "DC All News Battle Comes To End As CBS Leases 99.1 WNEW To Bloomberg". Radio Insight. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ Venta, Lance (July 3, 2017). "Bloomberg Moving To 1330/106.1 In Boston". RadioInsight. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (August 1, 2017). "Bloomberg Acquires WNBP Newburyport MA". RadioInsight. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  8. ^ Venta, Lance (March 1, 2018). "iHeartMedia Relaunches Talk 1200 & Rumba 1430 Boston". RadioInsight. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  9. ^ Colford, Paul D. (5 January 1993). "WBBR Blasts the Airwaves With All Business News". Newsday. 
  10. ^ a b "Business News on the Radio". News on News. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 

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