NBC News will continue to be distributed for radio by Westwood One, continuing a relationship that began two decades ago. The multi-year agreement covers the hourly NBC News Radio reports and weekly “Meet the Press.”
The two companies also say they are going to work together to launch new NBC News products on the radio and exploit the NBC Radio archives for programming.
“Westwood One has been a terrific partner and we are so pleased to continue this relationship,” said NBC News President Steve Capus, noting that his team of reporters is “in the midst of an incredibly busy news cycle with no signs of letting up any time soon.”
“We are thrilled to extend our 20 year relationship with NBC News and exclusively offer affiliates news coverage only available through the worldwide resources of NBC News and MSNBC. As we enter the pivotal fall presidential campaign, our audience and advertisers will continue to benefit from the NBC News brand, programming and correspondents,” said Westwood One President and CEO Tom Beusse.
NBC News Radio, the hourly one-minute report, currently airs on 241 radio stations nationwide. “Meet the Press,” now hosted by Tom Brokaw, airs weekly on 164 stations.