CBS Radio has reached a deal to shift its regional operations from suburban Lanham, MD to Washington, DC., where it will join the National Labor Relations Board at 1015 Half St. SE.
The Prince George’s County offices are home to WNEW-FM (99.1), which recently adjusted its news-talk format to include Baltimore coverage, as well as sports-talk 106.7-FM (WJFK) and 1580-AM (WJFK).
The broadcaster signed a lease for 33,042 square feet on the second floor of 1015 Half, a 10-story building that has sat vacant since it was developed roughly two years ago, Cassidy Turley leasing broker Phil Thomas told The Baltimore and Washington Business Journals. It will also lease about 3,000 square feet on the building’s ground floor for use as a performance studio to host talent planning to play other venues during tour stops in D.C.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is scheduled to announce the lease with CBS Radio officials during a press conference on 4/21. Slated to attend that event are Victor Hoskins, Gray’s deputy mayor for planning and economic development, CBS Radio President Dan Mason, and CBS Radio Washington, D.C. Senior Vice President Steve Swenson.
CBS Radio has been exploring alternatives to its current operations for about a year and has been looking closely at 1015 Half St. for several months.