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Cumulus will become the syndicator for the CBS Sports Radio 24-hour, seven-day-a-week lineup of national programming. In addition, Cumulus will make CBS Sports Radio programming available on 67 of its owned stationsAt launch, CBS Sports Radio will reach listeners in nine of the nations Top 10 markets, with a cumulative audience reach at debut close to 10 million listeners nearly 90% of them located in Top 50 markets.

Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey said, We are pleased to partner with CBS to deliver the leading entrant into the sports radio market. CBS Sports Radio is an exciting opportunity for us to offer compelling sports content to listeners nationwide, and unique sports marketing opportunities for our advertisers.

Elements of CBS Sports Radio will include:
- 24/7 all-sports talk radio lineup to debut on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.  Original programs across multiple weekday and weekend time periods will feature expert sports commentary and interviews with major sports figures along with listener calls and fan interaction.  All shows will broadcast live with an array of hosts, anchor teams and contributors.
- Opportunities for affiliates to regionalize their lineup by choosing from select programs currently featured on CBS RADIO or Cumulus sports stations.
- Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 4, CBS Sports updates can be heard on all network affiliate stations (see attached list).  Headlines, breaking news and scores from the days major events and stories will be heard hourly.
- Contributions from sport-specific experts, as well as a prominent role on the network from CBS Sports, CBS Sports Networks and CBSSports.coms roster of high-profile personalities delivering analysis, features and special reports.
- Online streaming of live network broadcasts.

The following CBS RADIO stations will add various components of CBS Sports Radio programming to their lineup:
WFAN-AM (New York)
WSCR-AM (Chicago)
KRLD-FM (Dallas)
KILT-AM (Houston)
WJFK-FM (Washington, D.C.)
WIP-FM (Philadelphia)
WBZ-FM (Boston)
WXYT-FM (Detroit)
WSJT-FM (Tampa)
WJZ-FM (Baltimore)
WFNZ-AM (Charlotte)
KDKA-FM (Pittsburgh)
KHTK-AM (Sacramento)
WKRK-FM (Cleveland)
The following CBS RADIO stations will broadcast CBS Sports Radio programming as their 24/7 lineup when the network debuts on Jan. 2, 2013:
KIKK-AM (Houston)
WIP-AM (Philadelphia)
WXYT-AM (Detroit)
WQYK-AM (Tampa)
WJZ-AM (Baltimore)
WBCN-AM (Charlotte)
KRAK-AM (Riverside)
KYDZ-AM (Las Vegas)
The following Cumulus radio stations in the Top 100 markets will broadcast CBS Sports Radio programming:
KNBR-AM (San Francisco)
KTCT-AM (San Francisco)
KTCK-AM (Dallas)
WCNN-AM (Atlanta)
WGFX-FM (Nashville)
WSJZ-FM (Orlando)
WHGB-AM (Harrisburg/Lancaster)
WJOX-A/F (Birmingham)
WBBL-FM (Grand Rapids)
WWLS-A/F (Oklahoma City)
KNML-AM (Albuquerque)
WMTI-FM (New Orleans)
KARN-AM (Little Rock)
WNML-A/F-WNRX-FM (Knoxville)
KCUB-AM  (Tucson)
WWBU FM (Roanoke)
WTRX-AM (Flint)
WLQR-FM (Toledo)
WBGG-AM (Des Moines)
WNKT-FM/WYMB-AM (Columbia, S.C.)
WUMP-AM (Huntsville)
WSKO-AM (Syracuse)
KLTD-FM (Waco)
WXSM-AM (Tri Cities)
KCSF-AM (Colorado Springs)
WZAT-FM/WJLG-AM (Savannah)


(6/23/2012 2:57:33 PM)
When is WJR going to become 24 hour sports talk?

- Norm Toastmaster

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