CBS Sports Radio

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CBS Sports Radio
CBS Sports Radio logo without CBS eye mark.png
Type Sports radio network
Country
Ownership
Owner ViacomCBS
Parent Audacy (producer)
Westwood One (distributor)
Key people
Mark Chernoff; Director of Programming
Chris Oliviero; Executive Vice President of Programming, Entercom [1]
History
Launch dateJanuary 2, 2013
(Full programming)
Links
Webcast Listen live (via  Audacy)
Website www.audacy.com/cbssportsradio

CBS Sports Radio is a sports radio network that debuted with hourly sports news updates on September 4, 2012, and with 24/7 programming on January 2, 2013. [2] [3] [4]

CBS Sports Radio is owned by ViacomCBS and distributed by Westwood One. Programming on the network features reporters and personalities from CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network, and CBSSports.com. [2] CBS Sports Radio is broadcast throughout the United States on radio affiliates and streamed online. [5] [6] From launch until November 17, 2017, it was operated by CBS Radio until its merger with Entercom. Entercom, which later became Audacy, Inc., continued to manage the network under a licensing agreement with CBS. [7] The rights to the CBS logo, but not the name, expired at the end of 2019. [8]

CBS Sports Radio airs on more than 300 stations nationwide. The nominal flagship station of CBS Sports Radio is 660 WFAN and 101.9 WFAN-FM in New York City (although WFAN-AM-FM only carry some brief reports from the network); since WFAS shifted to conservative talk in 2021, [9] [10] New York City has had no full-time CBS Sports Radio affiliate. WFAS and WHLD were among numerous Cumulus Media stations that had been part of the network's core affiliates but flipped to conservative talk. [11] Audacy also distanced itself from the network when it shifted focus to its own in-house BetQL network, which focuses more on gambling, in 2021. [12]

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