Skip to comments.Fox Will Become Main News Source For Clear Channel
Posted on 12/06/2004 8:03:46 AM PST by Pikamax
Fox Will Become Main News Source For Clear Channel
By JOE FLINT Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL December 6, 2004; Page B4
News Corp.'s Fox News has reached an agreement to become the primary news provider to radio giant Clear Channel Communications Inc.
The pact stands to greatly boost the radio presence of Fox News, which rolled out its service last year, as it looks to compete with the much more entrenched CBS Radio, a unit of Viacom Inc., and Walt Disney Co.'s ABC Radio.
Under the terms of the five-year deal, which starts next year, as many as 172 of Clear Channel's news and talk stations could eventually carry Fox's radio service, which includes news updates of up to five minutes per hour and syndicated talk shows by some of its cable news personalities, including Alan Colmes.
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There's a thrill....
The old media is really losing it.
That is what stuck out of the whole article to me too! Hopefully some conservative radio shows too!
That would be cool to see some competition run up against CBS Radio and ABC Radio. I swear, every single radio station locally here is an ABC Radio affiliate. It's not bad, I can catch Paul Harvey several times a day instead of the usual 3 times a day if I had one ABC Radio affiliate, but a FOX Radio affiliate would be nice.
Sounds like a real coup for FOX and another loss for the old media. The decline of the old media is fun to watch. Even better is watching the old media scratch their heads and wonder why they are in full decline.
Good for Fox. I hate Clear Channel, though. They have done more to ruin radio then that idiot in the the 70s who designed the rotation schedule.
Tony Snow is also on Fox radio.
This is going to drive the DU types NUTS! LOL!
Air America is on a Clear Channel station out here. Does this mean that they'll have to use Fox News as their news source? Beautiful!
Thats good, I like him.
Every chance they get, they report any bad news they can that will reflect poorly on the conservative point of view. Nice to see they'll have to begin to balance it out now--if not locally at least nationally.
I even called them once and got in a discussion over the phone with their "news" reporter/anchor/reader over their bias.
I am consistenly amused how the satelite carriers have to advertise CNN on the Fox Channel.
I do also, but can't get him where I am - I'm hoping that will now change.
Cable does it also!
I suspect some of this is RatherGate fallout. Stations carrying CBS News got pounded by their listeners over that.
Does anybody know of a portal comparable to Yahoo, etc... that uses Fox as a news source?
I'm really tired of Yahoo (Reuters).
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