Anyone tuning to WOR 710 recently thinking they’re hearing an influx of NBC-related programming would be right!
NBC News and WOR Radio have joined forces in a broadcasting partnership. NBC News will be the dominant provider of international and national news for the talk radio station.
As part of the arrangement, WOR will simulcast Meet the Press in its entirety every Sunday morning at 9.
Additionally, starting this week WOR began airing NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams live each day at 6:30 p.m.
WOR has already been using the NBC News Radio resources for several years to provide updates throughout the day. The signature NBC chimes will be played before each “NBC News Radio” update as well as the tagline “WOR powered by the world wide resources of NBC News.” Westwood One is official radio partner of NBC News.
“Our mission at NBC News is to engage with our audience, providing them with the most valuable content through all of our platforms,” said NBC News president Steve Capus. “We are thrilled to join forces with WOR, creating yet another powerful outlet to share first-rate news and information.”
“NBC News is at the top of the news landscape. Our partnership has allowed us to give residents of the tri-state area the best information in news programming,” said Jerry Crowley, vice president and general manager of WOR. “The reaction of our listeners and marketing partners has been more than we could have hoped for. In the age of strategic partnerships, this is absolutely the best.”
WOR is New York’s oldest, privately-owned and continuously-operated radio station.