ABC News Radio will expand its operations to invest in new, premium programming and to take control of distributing and marketing its content and deepen affiliate relationships.
In a note sent to ABC staffers, ABC News President James Goldston said, "Starting in January weíre going to expand our operations to invest in new programming, take control of distributing and marketing our content and deepen our affiliate relationships. A new relationship with Skyview Networks will help us deliver our content and bolster our sales efforts as our distribution agreement with Cumulus Media comes to an end. These changes will help us invest in premium programming and continue to lead the industry in new ways to reach our loyal audience of over 50 million listeners a week."
Goldston continued, "Iím confident that with Steve Jones and his team leading the charge, there are exciting new opportunities and many more great days ahead at ABC Radio."