NBC News and Dial Global Team Up to Create New 24-Hour Radio News Network
NEW YORK, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — NBC News and Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL), America’s national radio news leader, announced today a partnership to present a new, 24-hour, radio news network–NBC News Radio. The network will be distributed to radio stations nationwide by Dial Global and will give those stations access to the global resources of NBC News including: live simulcasts of breaking news from NBC and MSNBC, and reports from top NBC News correspondents including NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd, Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, Chief Justice Department Correspondent Pete Williams and Senior Investigative Correspondent Lisa Myers. NBC News Radio will also feature Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News” and David Gregory, host of “Meet the Press.”
“This alliance presents NBC News an opportunity to deliver our high-quality journalism to even more news consumers across the country through the expansive Dial Global network,” said NBC News President Steve Capus. “NBC News is already America’s number-one news network – now, through this new 24-hour radio news channel we can further expand our unparalleled reach and audience.”
“Through our new partnership with NBC News, we are proud to continue in the tradition of defining great moments for radio listeners across our country,” said Spencer Brown, Co-President/CEO of Dial Global.
“Millions of Americans start and end their day with NBC News,” said Bart Tessler, EVP, News & Talk Programming, Dial Global. “We are pleased to bring more great NBC News content to an even wider audience 24/7.”
Dial Global delivers more news to more radio listeners than any other media company. The Executive Producer of NBC News Radio is Elizabeth O’Connell.
About NBC News
NBC News has been a leading source of global news and information for more than 75 years. Every week, NBC News provides more than 30 hours of television news programming, including the top-rated NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today and Meet the Press programs. Dateline NBC is the signature broadcast for NBC News in primetime. NBC is the only broadcast news division with an affiliated cable channel, MSNBC, which provides 24-hour-a-day coverage of news events around the globe. Online, MSNBC.com is the number one video news site on the Internet. NBC News has also built an engaged following on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.
In addition to its leading news programs, the network’s portfolio includes cutting-edge platforms such as NBC News Mobile and NBC News Radio, and innovative ventures such as Peacock Productions, an award-winning in house production company; NBC Learn, the network’s educational arm; NBC News Archives, a sales website leveraging over 70 years’ worth of NBC News content; TheGrio.com, a video-centric news community devoted to the African-American audience; and NBCLatino.com, an English-language news and lifestyle site for Hispanic Americans. NBCNewschannel is the network’s liaison to over 200 affiliate stations across the country.
About Dial Global
Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL) Defines Great Moments in sports, news and entertainment through its radio networks which are heard by more than 225 million people every week. Dial Global is America’s leading distributor of audio content providing programming and services to more than 8,500 radio stations nationwide. Dial Global produces over 200 news, sports, talk, music and entertainment programs, services and digital applications, as well as jingles and imaging. Dial Global is also the largest sales representative for independent third party providers of audio content. For more information, visit www.dialglobal.com.
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