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Cumulus to Shut Down Westwood One News on August 30


Westwood One News
Westwood One News

Cumulus Media has notified all affiliates of its Westwood One News that the service would shut down on August 30. In a cancellation letter to stations, the company wrote, "Due to the extraordinary circumstances in the current marketplace, Westwood One News will be ceasing operations effective on Sunday, August 30, 2020, following the 11:30pm ET newscast."

"As you can imagine, this was an extraordinarily difficult decision not only given the strength and quality of our award-winning news product, but also the depth and experience of the impeccable Westwood One News team," said Westwood One President Suzanne Grimes.

Westwood One News Executive VP Bart Tessler added, "Thank you to our 962 stations and the Westwood One Affiliate Sales team. It has been a pleasure leading this division of great broadcast journalists. In just 5 1/2 years, Westwood One News went from launch to winners of leading industry honors, including Edward R Murrow, Sigma Del Chi, National Headliner, New York Radio Festival, and Golden Mike awards. We are very proud of the coverage and programming we provided, as well as your support and participation in our success."

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