News Brief

Fox News Launches Radio Service

Just a day after NBC News announced it would return its brand to radio for the first time since the mid 1990’s, Fox News announced it would begin to self-syndicate a radio news product starting April 1. The Fox News Radio Service will offer stations hourly updates featuring Fox News anchors and reporters, and will be based at Fox News’ New York headquarters. It has already signed three affiliates, including KFI-AM in Los Angeles. “Fox News became the number one name in news on cable in less than five and a half years and we are confident that we will be as powerful in both news and long-form talk syndication radio,” boasts Fox News executive VP Jack Abernethy. Fox News had licensed its brand name to Westwood One, but Fox has opted to go it alone. Meanwhile, Fox News says it will clear a nightly radio talk show featuring Alan Colmes in 11 markets when it launches Monday.