ABC News Now

ABC News Now was an American 24-hour news network offered via digital television, broadband and streaming video at and on mobile phones. It delivered breaking news, headline news each half-hour, and wide range of entertainment and lifestyle programs. The channel was available in the United States and in Europe. This station's "Talk Back" feature allowed viewers to voice their own input through the submission of videos and personal thoughts on controversial issues and current topics.

ABC News Now
OwnerABC News
(Disney-ABC Television Group)
Launch date
July 26, 2004
DissolvedApril 27, 2009
(4 years, 275 days)
Replaced byLive Well Network (channel space)
Fusion TV (2013 - 2016)


After having attempted a 20-minute online news program three times a week hosted by Sam Donaldson in 1999, ABC News launched a forerunner of ABC News Now in March 2003. The service was fee based except for the customers of America Online, Comcast, and a few other Internet providers. Later, mobile phone users could access the programming through Sprint's MobiTV.[1] The ABC News Now service launched on July 24, 2004, with extended coverage of the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. The station was carried by digital subchannels of 70 ABC-owned stations and affiliates. The service was also available online as a subscription-based outlet.[1]

On November 5, 2007, Disney-ABC International Television announced plans to launch the channel in international territories, including Germany, Spain and Belgium in 2008 on IPTV service Zattoo, with more territories, including the United Kingdom, planned for the next 6 months.[2] This marked the second international channel launched under ABC branding, the first being the United Kingdom general entertainment channel ABC1 which closed on September 26, 2007.

On April 27, 2009, ABC's owned-and-operated stations launched the Live Well Network, a lifestyle-oriented digital subchannel network, replacing ABC News Now.[3] On October 28, 2013, ABC News launched a new cable news channel, Fusion, as a joint venture with Univision.[4]

Former Programming

  • Tech This Out! -- Technology news and a consumer guide to the latest gadgets, hosted by Daniel Sieberg.
  • Good Morning America Health -- GMA Health is a third hour of Good Morning America and also is themed toward health news and other health-related topics, airing 2pm/ET. Its predecessor was Good Morning America Now which was canceled due to lack of viewers. Its final broadcast was October 2008.
  • Inside the Newsroom -- 2x times daily, bringing you live reports from the hottest spots in the world.
  • Money Matters -- Financial and economic news and tips right after the NYSE opening bell.
  • Good Money -- Personal finance information for everyday consumers and small business owners.
  • The Daily Download -- The day's most interesting feature stories, viral videos and stories from off the beaten path.
  • Popcorn with Peter Travers -- An interview-based movie show, with today's biggest stars talking to Rolling Stone movie reviewer Peter Travers.
  • Amplified -- Indie music and interviews, brought to you by ABC News anchor Dan Harris.
  • TopLine -- Inside the political arena with Rick Klein.
  • What's the Buzz -- The latest in celebrity entertainment news.[2]
  • World Piece — featured one international news story[2]
  • World View -- Round-up of headlines from around the world.
  • Now You Know -- Living Advice and News Briefs along with Weather, Now You Know was ABC News Now's morning program.
  • Chef's Table

Breaking news

During international breaking news, BBC World News was simulcast before that network launched a full-time simulcast channel in the United States.


  1. ^ a b "ABC News banks on digital, despite small audiences today". USA Today. AP. September 4, 2004. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Welsh, James (November 5, 2007). "ABC News Now to launch in the UK". Digital Spy. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  3. ^ Malone, Michael (April 27, 2009). "ABC O&Os Launch Digital Network". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Fusion Wants Young Latinos To Turn On Their TVs," from NPR's Weekend Edition, 10/26/2013
ABC News

ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. Its flagship program is the daily evening newscast ABC World News Tonight with David Muir; other programs include morning news-talk show Good Morning America, Nightline, Primetime, and 20/20, and Sunday morning political affairs program This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

ABC News (disambiguation)

ABC News is a news-gathering and broadcasting division of the American Broadcasting Company.

ABC News Now, a defunct American television channel

ABC News Now (radio network), an American radio service

ABC News Radio, an American radio serviceABC News may also refer to the following, none of which is affiliated with the American ABC:

ABC News (Albanian TV channel)

ABC News (Australia), a national news service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ABC News (Australian TV channel), the 24-hour news channel of the Australian ABC

ABC News (Australian radio network), the news radio service of the Australian ABC

ABC (Swedish TV programme), a former Swedish regional news programme from SVT for the Stockholm (AB) and Uppsala (C) Counties, a fake news site that spoofed the American ABC News

News5, a Philippine news service operated by TV5; formerly known as ABC News

ABC News Now (radio network)

ABC News Now is an Internet-delivered news radio that is currently owned by The Walt Disney Company's ABC Radio division. The network was previously distributed by Cumulus Media Networks (through Cumulus Media) and licensed the ABC branding from Disney (which produces the network's programming via its ABC News Radio unit) until the end of 2014 when Cumulus launched its own in-house news division from its newly acquired Westwood One radio network. "ABC News Now" draws a music audience between the ages of 25-54 with the latest news interlined into the individual affiliates' music playlist.

According to a survey taken, 73% of the listeners were interested in news and many were mostly interested in hard news over lifestyles and headlines over in-depth reporting. [1]

ABC Radio (United States)

ABC Radio is a radio network in the United States. It is under the ownership of The Walt Disney Company, parent company of American Broadcasting Company (ABC), with satellite distribution being handled by Skyview Networks. It launched on January 1, 2015.

CBS News

CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS. CBS News television broadcasts include the CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, news magazine programs CBS Sunday Morning, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours, and Sunday morning political affairs program Face the Nation. CBS News Radio produces hourly newscasts for hundreds of radio stations, and also oversees CBS News podcasts like The Takeout Podcast. CBS News also operates the 24-hour digital news network CBSN.

The president and senior executive producer of CBS News is Susan Zirinsky, who assumed the role on March 1, 2019. Zirinsky, the first female president of the network's news division, was announced as the choice to replace David Rhodes on January 6, 2019. The announcement came during news that Rhodes "will step down as president of CBS News amid falling ratings and the fallout from revelations from an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against CBS News figures, Rhodes and the CBS network said."

Cumulus Media Networks

Cumulus Media Networks was an American radio network owned and operated by Cumulus Media. From 2011 until its merger with Westwood One, it controlled many of the radio assets formerly belonging to the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), which was broken up in 2007; Cumulus owned the portion of the network that was purchased by Citadel Broadcasting that year.

The network adopted its final name in September 2011, following Cumulus's acquisition of Citadel; prior to this, it had been known as Citadel Media Networks since April 2009, after licensing the "ABC Radio Networks" name from The Walt Disney Company for nearly two years. ABC now operates a revived ABC Radio Network that owns no stations but produces mostly short-form audio content.

It was also (as ABC Radio Networks) the penultimate of the major radio networks to still be owned by its original founding company until 2007, CBS Radio being the last. Mutual Broadcasting Network was dissolved in 1999, and then NBC Radio Network, after selling all of its stations in 1988, followed suit in 2004.

Prominent hosts carried by Cumulus Media Networks included Don Imus, Geraldo Rivera, Mike Huckabee, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Jim Brickman, Adam Bomb, Kix Brooks (American Country Countdown), and Tom Kent.

Daljit Dhaliwal

Daljit Dhaliwal (born 8 September 1962) is a British newsreader and television presenter.Dhaliwal is a former news presenter for the Al-Jazeera English news service that broadcast from Washington DC. Previously, she was the anchor chair of Worldfocus on PBS, which aired its last broadcast on 2 April 2010. She has been best known for presenting the critically acclaimed program Foreign Exchange also on PBS and the United Nations Television produced 21st Century documentary seen on CUNY cable television. Dhaliwal also does news segments for ABC News Now. From January 2008 to October 2009, she was sole anchor of Foreign Exchange. She later did one episode of Global Watch in April 2008. She had been previously working on and off as a newsreader for BBC World News since November 2005, mostly as substitute for Katty Kay.

Dan Kloeffler

Daniel L. "Dan" Kloeffler (born January 1, 1976) is an American television journalist. Since 2010, he has been an anchor of ABC News Now, a cable-news channel of the ABC broadcasting network.

David Blaustein

David Blaustein is a former entertainment correspondent and movie critic for ABC News Radio and frequent contributor to ABC News Now.

Blaustein attended Buffalo State College at which time he landed his first professional radio job with WWKB-AM as a board operator and talk radio producer. While at WWKB-AM, he was offered his first professional on-air gig as a lifestyles reporter for WWKB's sister station, WKSE-FM (KISS 98.5). Blaustein continued to attend college full-time, work at both radio stations and create and co-host a popular talk show on the campus radio station, WBNY-FM, called "Misinformation." Mr. Blaustein's co-host was novelist Micah Nathan, author of Simon and Schuster's Gods of Aberdeen.

Blaustein once served as a radio Producer for Alan Colmes of the Fox News Channel's Hannity and Colmes, and nationally syndicated radio personality Barry Farber.

Blaustein has conducted countless celebrity interviews, broken several major entertainment stories, covered the red carpet at the Oscars and has written and produced nearly 20 one-hour entertainment related radio specials.

On August 14, 2008 an interview Blaustein conducted with actor Ernest Borgnine was quoted in the Page Six column of the New York Post.Blaustein's work was heard on ABC News Radio affiliates around the United States.

Fusion TV

Fusion TV is an American pay television news and satire channel owned by Fusion Media Group, a multi-platform media company that is owned by Univision Communications, which relies in part on the resources of its parent company's news division, Noticias Univision. In addition to conventional television distribution, Fusion is also streamed online and on mobile platforms to subscribers of participating cable and satellite providers.Launched on October 28, 2013, the network's content features news, lifestyle, pop culture, satire and entertainment aimed at English-speaking millennials, including those of a Hispanic background; the channel is Univision's first major push into English-language programming. Fusion is based out of "NewsPort", a converted studio facility at 8551 NW 30th Terrace in the Miami suburb of Doral, Florida that it shares with Noticias Univision and Univision flagship station WLTV-DT; it maintains additional studios in Los Angeles and bureaus in Mexico City, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

Good Morning America

Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning television show that is broadcast on ABC. It debuted on November 3, 1975, and first expanded to weekends with the debut of a Sunday edition on January 3, 1993. The Sunday edition was canceled in 1999; weekend editions returned on both Saturdays and Sundays on September 4, 2004. The weekday program airs from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. in all U.S. time zones (live in the Eastern Time Zone and on tape delay elsewhere across the country). The Saturday and Sunday editions are one hour long and are transmitted to ABC's stations live at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time, although stations in some markets air them at different times. Viewers in the Pacific Time Zone receive an updated feed with a specialized opening and updated live reports. A third hour of the weekday broadcast aired from 2007 to 2008, exclusively on ABC News Now.

The program features news, interviews, weather forecasts, special-interest stories, and feature segments such as "Pop News" (featuring pop culture and entertainment news, and viral videos), the "GMA Heat Index" (featuring a mix of entertainment, lifestyle and human-interest stories) and "Play of the Day" (featuring a selected viral video or television program clip). It is produced by ABC News and broadcasts from the Times Square Studios in New York City's Times Square district. The primary anchors are Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan alongside breaking news anchor Amy Robach, entertainment anchor Lara Spencer and weather anchor Ginger Zee.Good Morning America has been the most watched morning show in total viewers and key demos each year since Summer 2012. GMA generally placed second in the ratings, behind NBC's Today from 1995 to 2012. It overtook its rival for a period from the early to mid-1980s with anchors David Hartman and Joan Lunden, from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s with Charles Gibson and Lunden, and in April 2012 with Roberts and Stephanopoulos.

Good Morning America won the first three Daytime Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Morning Program", sharing the inaugural 2007 award with Today and winning the 2008 and 2009 awards outright.

Lama Hasan

Lama Hasan (born August 14, 1973) is a London-based British journalist for ABC News and BBC News.

Lama Hasan has been an on-air contributor for ABC News since May 2003. Her field work has appeared on Good Morning America,

World News Tonight, Nightline, ABC News Now

(ABC's 24-hour news channel) and on ABC affiliate stations.

Hasan currently anchors World View on ABC News Now as well as reporting on other breaking news event for the channel. She has covered major news stories, including the funeral of Pope John Paul II and Israel's withdrawal from Gaza. Fluent in Arabic, she has also done extensive reporting on the Arab reaction to the Second Gulf War.

She is a graduate of Mander Portman Woodward, Queen's College, Oxford and University College London. She self-identifies as a Muslim.

Morgan Radford

Morgan Kelly Radford (born November 18, 1987) is an American television news reporter employed by NBC News as a New York-based correspondent.

Sam Donaldson

Samuel Andrew Donaldson Jr. (born March 11, 1934) is an American former reporter and news anchor, serving with ABC News from 1967 to 2013. He is best known as the network's White House Correspondent (1977–89 and 1998–99) and as a panelist and later co-anchor of the network's Sunday program, This Week.

Steven Portnoy

Steven Portnoy is a CBS News correspondent covering the White House for CBS News Radio. He reported from Capitol Hill before the election of President Trump. From 2006 to 2015, he was a Washington, DC-based correspondent for ABC News Radio, where he covered legal affairs and breaking stories in addition to regularly reporting on Congress and the White House. While at ABC, he was also a regular host of Ahead of the Curve, a technology-based talk show on ABC News Now, the network's 24/7 digital TV platform.

Raised in South Brunswick, New Jersey, Portnoy graduated from South Brunswick High School in 1999 and received the school's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012.Portnoy reported for WSYR (AM) and produced at WSTM-TV and WIXT-TV (now WSYR-TV) while he was a student at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. In 2001, he took first place at the Hearst Journalism Awards for his reporting on the economic downturn in the early part of the decade.Prior to joining ABC News in 2006, Portnoy reported for WMAL, a Washington radio station that was owned by ABC until 2007.

In 2008, Portnoy was named a Peter Jennings Fellow at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. He has since won several local and regional awards and shared in national Edward R. Murrow awards for breaking news coverage in 2007 (Virginia Tech massacre), 2011 (anchoring the network's radio coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden), and 2013 (Boston Marathon bombing), and for continuing coverage (Hurricane Sandy) in 2012.

Tanya Rivero

Tanya Rivero has been a news anchor for CBSN since 2017. Previously, she was the host of Lunch Break on Wall Street Journal Live between April 2014 and 2017.

Until August 2013, she was anchor for ABC News Now. Other work for ABC included hosting Good Morning America Health. She has filed reports for has been Good Morning America, Nightline, World News with Diane Sawyer, Weekend World News with David Muir and anchored World News Now and America This Morning.

Before joining ABC News in October 2007, she was a reporter and fill-in anchor for WCBS-TV (CBS 2) in New York City, the flagship station of CBS Television Network. She joined WCBS-TV in July 2005 after working for News 12 The Bronx and News 12 Brooklyn since June 2004. Before joining News 12 Networks, she worked at NY1 News as a newswriter. During college, she worked at ABC News as a desk assistant.

She is a graduate of Yale University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.[1]

The Weary Kind

"The Weary Kind" (full title "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)") is a country song written by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett for the film Crazy Heart, a 2009 film directed by Scott Cooper starring Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Colin Farrell and Bridges perform renditions of the song in the film. Bingham and his Dead Horses serve as Bridges' backing band in the film.The official version on the soundtrack album Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is sung by Ryan Bingham. Jeff Bridges sang a live version during his interview with Peter Travers on ABC News Now. The song was later included as the last track on Bingham's 2010 album Junky Star.


WBPC is an independently owned commercial radio station licensed to Ebro, Florida, with offices and studios located in Panama City, Florida, broadcasting on 95.1 FM. WBPC airs a Classic Hits music format, branded as "The Greatest Hits of the '60s, '70s and '80s", ABC News Now in the morning and afternoon drive, and is an affiliate of the Alabama Crimson Tide Football network.

In 2009, WBPC was purchased by Beach Radio, Inc., from Bay Broadcasting. Concurrent with the sale, veteran Panama City radio personalities Lisa Lynnette and David Nolin joined the station for midday and afternoon drive, respectively, joining longtime personality Jim Dooley, the morning drive host. Tom Kent hosts the nighttime show on Beach 95.1. Lynnette left the station in March, 2013, and Tori Shay joined as midday host at that time. Dooley left in August, 2015, and was replaced in morning drive by Wayne Gentry, also recognized as a local television meteorologist. Steve Kent and Jackie Newton host overnight and weekend programs. Nolin also serves as WBPC's Operations Manager and Program Director.

Other notable programming on Beach 95.1 includes "Goddard's Gold" with Steve Goddard, Sunday nights from 9-midnight; "Powerline" with Jon Rivers, Sunday from 6 until 11am, and The Rocky and Randall Road Show, hosted by brothers Rocky and Randall Akins, Saturday mornings from 7-10am.

Beach 95.1's programming is streamed online at the station website,, and is available via the TuneIn app and at


WMXO is a radio station licensed to and located in Olean, NY. The station broadcasts at 101.5 MHz and plays a Contemporary Hit Radio format. The station is currently owned by Sound Communications, LLC. WMXO has been broadcasting since November 1, 1978.Local hosts on Mix 101.5 include Bobby O'Neil, Colin Edwards, Jen Austin. Local specialty programming on the station includes The Retro Lunch Hour, an all-90's (and same 80's) music hour on weekdays between noon and 1 PM, hosted by Jen Austin.

National news is provided by the ABC News Now. Syndicated programming on WMXO includes American Top 40, "Backtrax USA", "Hollywood Hamilton's Weekend Top 30", "In The Mix with HK", and Sunday Nite Slow Jams w/ R-DUB!.

From September 2012 to December 2013, WMXO shifted to contemporary hit radio.[1]

The current station manager is Bill Timberlake. He took over in October 2016.

The current programming lineup on Mix 101.5 is:


6 AM - 10 AM Bobby O

10 AM - 2 PM Jen Austin

2 PM - 6 PM Colin Edwards

6 PM - 11 PM The Mix

11 PM - Midnight Retromix

12 AM - 5 AM The MixSaturdays

6 - 9 AM Hollywood Hamilton's Weekend Top30

9 AM - 7 PM Colin Edwards

7 PM - 9 PM Backtrax USA

9 PM - 11 PM In The Mix with HKSundays

6 AM - 10 AM American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest

10 AM - 12 PM Backtrax USA: The 80's with Kid Kelly

12 PM - 3 PM The Mix

3 PM - 7 PM The Mix

7 PM - 10 PM Sunday Night Slow JamsNSM / GSM - Bill Timberlake

Office Manager - Jessica Wilson

IT / Engineering - Mark Saia

Effective September 10, 2014, Sound Communications, LLC purchased WMXO and three sister stations out of bankruptcy for $275,000.

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