Bloomberg Radio

Bloomberg Radio
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Broadcast areaWorldwide
BrandingBloomberg Radio
FormatFinancial News
WebcastListen live

Bloomberg Radio is a radio service of Bloomberg L.P. that provides global business news programming 24 hours a day. The format is general and financial news, offering local, national and international news reports along with financial market updates and interviews with corporate executives, economists and industry analysts.[1] On off hours, local stations may preempt with local sports play-by-play coverage such as college basketball, tennis and other sports coverage.

Bloomberg Radio is broadcast on radio stations around the United States, and directly operates five radio stations:

In 1992, Bloomberg purchased the first of these, WBBR 1130 AM in New York (at the time using the call sign WNEW), for $13.5 million.[2] Bloomberg took over the operation of WXKS (1200 AM) in Newton, Massachusetts, (serving Boston) on March 1, 2013.[3] The following year, Bloomberg began programming KNEW on September 29, 2014.[4] Both stations are owned and operated by iHeartMedia, Inc., but are programmed by Bloomberg Radio under a local marketing agreement (LMA).[4] On December 21, 2015, Bloomberg Radio launched a similar arrangement on CBS Radio-owned WNEW-FM, its first FM radio station.[5] The call letters of WNEW-FM were later changed to WDCH-FM and the station is now owned by Entercom. On July 4, 2017, Bloomberg moved its programming in Boston to WRCA, owned by Beasley Media Group.[6] Later that year, it fully acquired WNBP 1450 AM in Newburyport to serve as a simulcast of WRCA. Both WRCA and WNBP operate translator stations on 106.1 FM.[7] Its LMA with WXKS expired on March 1, 2018.[8] Bloomberg Radio is also heard nationally on Sirius XM satellite radio channel 119. Select programming is also broadcast in London UK on DAB digital radio via the London 3 multiplex (VHF block 11B), with simulcasts of the Bloomberg TV audio at other times.

  1. ^ Blair, Jayson (October 30, 2000). "Bloomberg Radio Station to Go to General News From Finance". The New York Times. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Fabrikant, Geraldine (August 15, 1992). "Company News; Bloomberg to Pay $13 Million for WNEW-AM". The New York Times. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  3. ^ Venta, Lance (February 27, 2013). "Bloomberg Usurps Comedy In Boston". RadioInsight. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Bloomberg Radio To Debut On 960 KNEW San Francisco". RadioInsight. September 23, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Venta, Lance (December 18, 2015). "DC All News Battle Comes To End As CBS Leases 99.1 WNEW To Bloomberg". Radio Insight. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  6. ^ Venta, Lance (July 3, 2017). "Bloomberg Moving To 1330/106.1 In Boston". RadioInsight. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (August 1, 2017). "Bloomberg Acquires WNBP Newburyport MA". RadioInsight. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  8. ^ Venta, Lance (March 1, 2018). "iHeartMedia Relaunches Talk 1200 & Rumba 1430 Boston". RadioInsight. Retrieved March 1, 2018.

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