CBS News Radio, in the past known as CBS Radio News and in times gone by known as the CBS Radio Network, provides news to more than 1,000 radio stations during the United States. The network is owned by ViacomCBS. It is the last of the three inventive general U.S. radio networks (CBS, NBC Radio Network and Mutual Broadcasting System) still in commission and still owned by its parent company, even if CBS sold its owned and operated radio stations in 2017. (Today’s NBC Radio Network is really owned by iHeartMedia but uses the NBC name and has contact to NBC’s TV news reports.) CBS News Radio is one of the two nationwide news services distributed by Skyview Networks, which transmits national news, talk, music and special event programs, in adding together to local news, weather, video news and other in sequence to radio and television stations, as well as traffic treatment services
The system is the second-oldest component of ViacomCBS after Paramount movies. CBS Radio traces its ancestry to CBS’s forerunner, joint self-governing Broadcasters, founded in 1927 with 47 network affiliates. The next year, Columbia Records invested in the radio system, which was named the Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System. Eventually, the record corporation pulled its support from the stressed web. William S. Paley bought a half-interest in what became the Columbia spreading System in 1928, and became its leader. (In 1938, CBS bought its former parent, Columbia Records.) For more about the network’s history, see CBS.On February 2, 2017, CBS Corporation announce that its shareholders had acquired a popular stake in Entercom, whose business organization will continue to oversee the company the length of with CBS’s radio assets. The merger was approved on November 9, 2017, and was consummate on the 17th. The CBS News Radio network mend will carry on to be managed by CBS News.