CBS Radio Network

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The CBS Radio Network provides news, sports and other programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the United States. The network is owned by CBS Corporation, and operated by CBS Radio (formerly the Infinity Broadcasting Corporation).

The CBS Radio Network is one of the programming services distributed by Westwood One (formerly managed by CBS), which produces and distributes national news, sports, talk, music and special event programs, in addition to local news, sports, weather, video news and other information to radio and television stations as well as traffic reporting services. It is the last of the original "Big Four" radio networks in the United States; NBC and Mutual were purchased in the 1980s by Westwood One, while ABC was bought in 2009 by Citadel Media.

Background

The network is the oldest unit of the CBS Corporation and traces its roots to CBS's predecessor, United Independent Broadcasters, founded in 1927 with 47 affiliates. The next year, Columbia Records invested in the radio network, which was named the Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System. Eventually, Columbia pulled its backing from the struggling web. William S. Paley bought a half-interest in what became the Columbia Broadcasting System in 1928 and became its president. (In 1938, CBS bought back Columbia Records.) For more about the network's history, see CBS.

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Today, the CBS Radio Network is best known for its news and public affairs programming distributed...
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