October 13, 2008

Westwood One Issues Statement on News Helicopter Incident Outside of Houston

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Westwood One family wishes to express its deepest sympathies to the families of the two occupants of the news helicopter that crashed outside of Houston today. The photographer on board, David Garrett, was a Metro Networks employee; the pilot, John Downhower, worked for a vendor from whom Metro Networks leases helicopters. At the time of the incident, the helicopter team was covering news for KTRK Channel 13. Sadly, there were no survivors in the crash. We are awaiting further reports and information from the investigating authorities on this tragic incident.

   Press Contact:   Chenoa Taitt   Rooney & Associates   212-223-0682   [email protected]  

Westwood One, Inc.

CONTACT: Chenoa Taitt of Rooney & Associates for Westwood One,+1-212-223-0682, [email protected]

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