WESTWOOD ONE PLANS SEPT. 11 PROGRAMMING

Radio News Networks Plan Some Commercial-Free Content

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CHICAGO (AdAge.com) -- Westwood One will commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with special programming on the various networks and content it distributes to radio stations across the country.

Fox News Radio will broadcast all-day, commercial-free coverage Sept. 11 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. The programming will include live coverage of various ceremonies, including President Bush's visit to ground zero in New York City. Westwood One, managed by Viacom-owned Infinity, disributes Fox News Radio to more than 80 million homes in the U.S. and 30 other countries.

CBS Radio News, distributed

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by Westwood One to more than 540 stations nationwide, will broadcast expanded programming including live, long-form coverage of special ceremonies and events, and live reports from the White House, as well as sites directly affected by the attacks: ground zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa. In addition, CBS Radio News will air a 48-minute "World News Roundup" focusing on the Sept. 11 attacks and their impact, as well as a 20-part serires called "Changed Forever," featuring Sept. 11-related topics.

CNNRadio, a full-service network distributed by Westwood One, will also offer live reports from Sept. 11 ceremonies as well as a three-hour radio program hosted by CNN's Wolf Blitzer that focuses on the events of Sept. 11 and the War on Terror.

Metro Source, a news and information service distributed by Westwood One, will air a one-hour, commercial-free news special about Sept. 11, as well as once-an-hour, two-minute "Source on Scene Reports" from New York, Washington and Pennsylvania ceremonies.

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