CBS radio has given up trying to compete with Hubbard Radio’s WTOP in the Washington DC market. When CBS acquired the FM station from Family Broadcasting at 107.9, that freed up the 99.1 frequency to become an all news station in the nation’s capital.
But WNEW had a few problems – first it is CBS News. The transmitter signal can’t compare to WTOP’s network of AM and FM repeaters. CBS also tried to operate on a shoestring budget, while WTOP is the 2nd top grossing station in the country at $63.9 million.
So WNEW has given up – it has been replaced by Bloomberg’s nanny state radio, lecturing American on how stupid an idea freedom is.
|WTOP AM/FM||Washington DC||$63.5||8.2||Not CBS|
|KCBS-AM||San Francisco||6.0||#1 rank|
|WBBM AM||Chicago||$39.2||7.0||#1 - Was on FM briefly|
|KNX-AM||Los Angeles||2.9||No hablo ingles|
|KRLD-AM||Dallas Fort Worth||1.7||5AM-8PM only|
|KYW-AM||Philadekphia||4.7||City in economic decline|