New York, NY and Washington, DC – September 12, 2019 – CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., proudly celebrates the 35th anniversary of its award-winning weekday news magazine, America in the Morning, which launched September 17, 1984.
America in the Morning offers up-to-the-minute news reporting from around the country and across the globe, with the latest overnight developments in breaking news, politics, entertainment, business and weather, all delivered first thing in the morning. It airs on 332 affiliates and continues to grow with six markets added in the past two months, including Oklahoma City and Norfolk. It’s cleared in 14 of the top 15 DMAs and 38 of the top 50. It can also be heard on the American Forces Radio Network.
America in the Morning offers stations the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of breaking news, most recently live reports from El Paso and Dayton on the mass shootings and live reports from Cocoa Beach, Jacksonville, Charleston, and Wilmington, NC on Hurricane Dorian. The program has been broadcast from across the country, around the world and beyond, from political conventions to overseas presidential summits and Emperor Hirohito’s funeral in Tokyo, to live interviews with questions from listeners of orbiting space station astronauts.
America in the Morning is hosted by John Trout, who took the reins from Jim Bohannon in 2016. Bohannon still contributes interviews and features to the program. The show began out of what was originally the last half hour of the overnight five-and-a-half hour Larry King Show. When King was cut back to five hours, Westwood One utilized the last half hour to launch a morning news magazine. The show was later expanded to one hour.
“Our 332 affiliates know that ‘America in the Morning’ is the show to turn to for the best and most comprehensive coverage of breaking news overnight. Jim Bohannon created a legacy and John Trout continues the tradition of ensuring Americans are informed and entertained at daybreak.”
The program has received numerous accolades and is the winner of many industry awards, including the top prize for “Best News Magazine” the last two years at the New York Radio Festival.
Learn more about America in the Morning by contacting Jim Jones at email@example.com or (202) 840-7933.
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, and the Academy of Country Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.
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