S.A.M.: Simply About Music

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S.A.M.: Simply About Music
Type Radio network
Country United States
Availability National
Owner Dial Global Networks
(through Triton Media Group)
Launch date
Official website
S.A.M.: Simply About Music

S.A.M.: Simply About Music (pronounced "Sam") was a 24-hour satellite-driven format produced by Westwood One, based on the adult hits format. Its playlist consisted of a wide variety of popular adult music from the 1960s through today, from artists ranging from Led Zeppelin to Lady Gaga to Linkin Park.

The format's name, other than the acronym, derives from other "Male First Name FM" formats such as Jack FM, Bob FM and Hank FM. The network was founded by the original Westwood One in 2005 in response to the rapid rise in popularity of such formats. S.A.M. has absorbed Jones Variety Hits upon acquisition of Jones Radio Networks by Triton Media Group's Dial Global division (now the modern Westwood One) effective September 30, 2008.

The modern Westwood One, now a subsidiary of Cumulus Media, shut down S.A.M. on August 31, 2015.[1]


  1. ^ "Westwood One Cancels SAM; Leads To Multiple Flips" from Radio Insight (August 31, 2015)

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