Television’s Most Successful News Program To Be Broadcast Sunday Evenings On The Washington D.C. Station
All News 99.1, WNEW-FM, today announced the addition of America’s #1 news program, “60 MINUTES,” to its Sunday night lineup. Beginning on December 16, WNEW will broadcast audio of the CBS Television Network’s iconic show from 7:00-8:00 PM (broadcast locally on WUSA-9) expanding the opportunity for residents of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia to experience the award-winning reporting of 60 MINUTES’ distinguished broadcast journalists.
“Each week, CBS News and 60 MINUTES bring to life incredible investigative pieces, interviews, and features that are renowned all across the world,” said Steve Swenson, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Washington, D.C. “Many local residents find themselves in a car traveling home on Sunday evenings not able to watch the program on WUSA-9. With this simulcast we can provide listeners with access to their favorite news program.”
Added WNEW’s Program Director Rob Sanchez, “60 MINUTES correspondents can tell a story like no one else, and we are thrilled to feature this dynamic program on All News, 99.1.”
WNEW-FM, a CBS RADIO station in Washington, D.C., launched its All News, All the Time format in January 2012, providing news, traffic updates every ten minutes on the 1s, weather every four minutes, sports and business reports every day of the week. Broadcasting live and local 24-hours a day seven days a week, WNEW-FM can be heard on-air at 99.1FM and 94.7FM-HD2 plus streaming live online at www.CBSDC.com and through the Radio.com app for a variety of mobile devices. CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation, is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, country, Top 40, classic hits, and urban formats, among others. Reaching nearly 70 million unique over-the-air listeners on a weekly basis, the division owns and operates 127 radio stations across 28 markets, including all of the Top 10.
About 60 MINUTES
60 MINUTES, the most successful primetime broadcast in television history, began its 45th season on September 30, 2012. The news magazine begun in 1968 is still a hit in 2012. Over the 2011-'12 season, 60 MINUTES continued its dominance as the number-one news program, drawing an average of over 13 million viewers per week, more than double the audience of its nearest newsmagazine competitor. It has won more Emmy Awards than any other primetime broadcast, including a special Lifetime Achievement Emmy. It has also won virtually every other broadcast journalism award and is the recipient of 18 Peabody awards for excellence in television broadcasting. 60 MINUTES was created by Don Hewitt; Jeff Fager is the program’s executive producer. 60 MINUTES television segments and other content can be viewed online at 60MINUTES.com and 60MinutesOvertime.com.