CBS Sports is the sports division of the American television network CBS. Its headquarters are in the CBS Building on West 52nd Street in midtown Manhattan, New York City, with programs produced out of Studio 43 at the CBS Broadcast Center on West 57th Street.
Its premier sports properties are the NFL, Southeastern Conference (SEC) football, NCAA basketball (including telecasts of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament), and PGA golf, including The Masters, and the PGA Championship.
The online arm of CBS Sports is CBSSports.com. CBS purchased SportsLine.com in 2004, and today CBSSports.com is part of CBS Interactive. On February 26, 2018, following up on the success of their online news network CBSN, CBS Sports launched CBS Sports HQ, a 24/7, online only, linear sports news network. The network focuses entirely on sports news, results, highlights and analysis. (CBS Sports college sports and golf programming that it distributes over the air is generally made available for free via separate streams, as are a limited number of NFL national telecasts; the remainder requires a CBS All Access subscription to be viewed online, with CBS Sports Network programming requiring a TV Everywhere subscription.)
CBS Sports was honored at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Content for Interactive Use for its program March Madness on Demand.
On August 31, 2013, CBS Sports rolled out its previous graphics and animation package that was first used in the network's coverage of Super Bowl XLVII. Additionally, in compliance with the Active Format Description #10 code, CBS Sports switched to a 16:9 aspect ratio letterbox presentation used for all sports programming, including the SEC on CBS and the NFL on CBS broadcasts.
On November 30, 2015, CBS Sports released a new logo in order to coincide with the network's coverage of Super Bowl 50. The network also created a new on-air graphics package that debuted as part of the network's Super Bowl week programming. Following the game, the graphics package began to be utilized across all of their programming events, including their joint production of NCAA March Madness with Turner Sports. The Masters, which retains heavy production control over their event, will continue to use the network's older graphical style originally unveiled in 2007. Also, the network's Thursday Night Football game broadcasts continued to use the graphical style originally used since its debut in 2014 until its rights to that package expired in 2018.
|Key people||Sean McManus (Chairman)|
Joseph Ianniello (Acting President and CEO, CBS Corporation)
|Headquarters||New York City|
|Major broadcasting contracts||NFL|
NCAA college basketball (NCAA March Madness)
SEC college football
|Sister network||CBS Sports Network|
CBS Sports HQ
CBS Sports Network is a sports-oriented American digital cable and satellite channel that is operated by CBS Corporation through CBS Sports. Launched as the National College Sports Network in 2002, then renamed as College Sports Television in 2003, CBS's then-parent company Viacom acquired the network in 2005 and later renamed it CBS College Sports Network in 2008. The network had always focused on college sports, but in 2011, CBS rebranded the network as CBS Sports Network as a move to reposition the network to include mainstream sports—including coverage of minor professional sports leagues such as the Arena Football League and Major League Lacrosse, although college sports are still aired frequently by the network.
CBS Sports Radio is a sports radio network that launched on September 4, 2012 with hourly sports news updates. It began offering a full 24-hour schedule of sports talk programming on January 2, 2013. CBS Sports Radio although originally owned by CBS Radio is now owned directly by CBS Corporation and operated by Entercom, with Westwood One handling distribution and marketing of the network. Sports radio stations that are owned by Entercom and Cumulus Media carry part of the full schedule of programming, while eight Entercom-owned stations carry network programming throughout the day. In addition to carriage on terrestrial stations, CBS Sports Radio also streams its programming on the internet.
CBS Sports HQ is a 24-hour live, free-to-view, ad-supported rolling sports news channel that launched February 26, 2018. News items are broken into segments with a DVR-like functionality that allows viewers to check back the story that they've missed earlier. It is a collaboration between CBS Sports and CBS Interactive. Like its sister station CBSN, it can be watched for free on a multitude of platforms, including smartphones, tablets, computers, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. It can also be accessed through the CBS Sports app for iOS and Android, and CBS All Access.
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) is a professional American football league, founded by Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian. It began play on February 9, 2019, six days after the National Football League's (NFL) Super Bowl LIII championship game. The AAF consists of eight centrally owned and operated teams. All teams except Salt Lake and Memphis are located in cities on or south of the 35th parallel and all teams except Birmingham are located in metropolitan areas that have at least one major professional sports franchise. Of the eight teams in the league, all but Arizona and Atlanta are located in markets lacking an NFL team.CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive Inc. (formerly CBS Digital Media Group) is an American media company and is a division of the CBS Corporation. It is an online content network for information and entertainment. Its websites cover news, sports, entertainment, technology, and business. It is headed by Jim Lanzone.CBS Interactive coordinates with CBS Network Sales to bring together ad sales operations, as well as the corporation's television, sports, and news groups, who will continue to be involved in program development.CBS Sports HQ
CBS Sports HQ is a streaming video sports channel operated by the CBS Sports and CBS Interactive divisions of CBS Corporation focused on airing sports news, highlights and scores, similar to pre-2010 ESPNews. Like its sister station CBSN, it is designed primarily as a digital-oriented service and is available for free on a multitude of platforms, including smartphones, tablets, computers, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. It can also be accessed through the CBS Sports app for iOS and Android, and CBS All Access rather than traditional platforms such as television, broadcast or otherwise. The service is designed with younger audience in mind, allowing a viewer to get continuously updated information from the world of sports in a fast-paced format at any time of the day. It can be watched as a linear channel or as on-demand segments. The network carries eight minutes of advertising per hour and operates live, on average, 10 hours daily.CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network is an American pay television network that is owned by the CBS Corporation. When it launched in 2002 as the National College Sports Network (later College Sports Television also known as CSTV), it operated as a multi-platform media brand which also included its primary website, collegesports.com, and a network of websites operated for the athletic departments of 215 colleges and universities.
After CSTV was acquired by CBS in 2008, the network was re-branded as the CBS College Sports Network. The network initially maintained its college sports focus, but in February 2011, the service was re-branded as CBS Sports Network to re-position it as a mainstream sports service. The network continues to have a particular focus on college sports, along with coverage of smaller leagues and events, simulcasts of sports radio shows both the CBS Sports Radio network and Entercom's WFAN (formerly owned outright by CBS), and studio and analysis programming.CBS Sports Radio
CBS Sports Radio is a sports radio network that debuted with hourly sports news updates on September 4, 2012, and with 24/7 programming on January 2, 2013.CBS Sports Radio is owned by CBS Corporation, operated by Entercom and distributed by Westwood One. Programming on the network features reporters and personalities from CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network, and CBSSports.com. CBS Sports Radio is broadcast throughout the United States on radio affiliates and streamed online. From launch until November 17, 2017, it was operated by CBS Radio until its merger with Entercom. Entercom now operates the network under a CBS Brands License Agreement.CBS Sports Radio airs on more than 300 stations nationwide. The flagship station of CBS Sports Radio is 660 WFAN and 101.9 WFAN-FM in New York City (although WFAN-AM-FM only carry some brief reports from the network with 1230 WFAS in nearby White Plains, New York, serving as the network's full-time outlet).CBS Sports Spectacular
CBS Sports Spectacular is a sports anthology television program that is produced by CBS Sports, the sports division of the CBS television network in the United States. The series began on January 3, 1960, as The CBS Sports Spectacular, and has been known under many different names, including CBS Sports Saturday, CBS Sports Sunday, Eye on Sports and The CBS Sports Show.
The program continues to air on an irregular basis on weekend afternoons, especially during the late spring and summer months. Normally it airs pre-recorded "time-buy" sports events produced by outside companies, such as supercross or skiing competitions, or sponsored documentaries.KTIK (AM)
KTIK (1350 AM, "The Ticket") is a commercial radio station located in Boise, Idaho, United States. KTIK airs sports/talk programming as an CBS Sports Radio affiliate and is under ownership of Cumulus Media.
On January 26, 2011, KTIK began simulcasting on KZMG 93.1 FM, which was subsequently renamed KTIK-FM.KTLT
KTLT is a commercial radio station licensed to Anson, Texas, broadcasting to the Abilene, Texas, area on 98.1 FM. KTLT airs a sports format branded as "The Ticket". Studios are located along U.S. Highway 84 in southwest Abilene, and the transmitter site is in between Anson and Hawley, Texas along U.S. Highway 277 in Jones County.KTOP (AM)
KTOP (1490 AM) is a radio station serving the Topeka, Kansas metropolitan area. The station currently broadcasts a sports talk format, but prior to October 4, 2007, had broadcast an adult standards/oldies format. KTOP is owned by Cumulus Media and licensed to Cumulus Licensing LLC.
They retain local broadcast rights to Topeka's minor league hockey team.
The transmitter and antenna are located in northern Topeka on NW Buchanan Street near the Kansas River.KUJZ
KUJZ (95.3 MHz, "Sportsradio 95.3") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Creswell, Oregon and broadcasting to the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon media market. The station is owned by Cumulus Media and the broadcast license is held by Cumulus Licensing LLC.
KUJZ airs a sports radio format, with CBS Sports Radio programming most of the day and a nightly local call-in show focusing on University of Oregon teams. Nationally syndicated shows from Dan Patrick and Jim Rome are heard on weekdays. KUJZ is the Eugene outlet for Oregon Ducks football and basketball broadcasts as well as Seattle Seahawks football.NCAA March Madness (TV program)
NCAA March Madness is the branding used for coverage of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament that is jointly produced by CBS Sports, the sports division of the CBS television network, and Turner Sports, the national sports division of WarnerMedia in the United States. Through the agreement between CBS and WarnerMedia, which began with the 2011 tournament, games are televised on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV. CBS Sports Network has re-aired games from all networks.
Initially, CBS continued to provide coverage during most rounds, with the three WarnerMedia channels covering much of the early rounds up to the Sweet Sixteen. Starting in 2016, the regional finals, Final Four and national championship game began to alternate between CBS and TBS. TBS holds the rights to the final two rounds in even numbered years, with CBS getting the games in odd numbered years.This joint tournament coverage should be distinguished from CBS's regular-season coverage, which it produces independently through its sports division. None of WarnerMedia's outlets currently cover regular-season college basketball games. Games broadcast on all four networks use a variation of the longtime CBS College Basketball theme music.Sports radio
Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. A widespread programming genre that has a narrow audience appeal, sports radio is characterized by an often-boisterous on-air style and extensive debate and analysis by both hosts and callers. Many sports talk stations also carry play-by-play (live commentary) of local sports teams as part of their regular programming. Hosted by Bill Mazer, the first sports talk radio show in history launched in March 1964 on New York's WNBC (AM).Soon after WNBC launched its program, in 1965 Seton Hall University's radio station, WSOU, started Hall Line, a call-in sports radio talk show that focuses on Seton Hall basketball. Having celebrated its 50th anniversary on air during the 2015–2016 season, Hall Line, which broadcasts to central and northern New Jersey as well as all five boroughs of New York, is the oldest and longest running sports talk call-in show in the NY-NJ Metropolitan area, and is believed to be the oldest in the nation.Enterprise Radio Network became the first national all-sports network, operating out of Avon, Connecticut, from New Year's Day 1981 through late September of that year before going out of business. ER had two channels, one for talk and a second for updates and play-by-play. ER's talk lineup included current New York Yankees voice John Sterling, New York Mets radio host Ed Coleman and former big-league pitcher Bill Denehy.
Sports talk is available in local, network and syndicated forms, is available in multiple languages, and is carried in multiple forms on both major North American satellite radio networks. In the United States, most sports talk-formatted radio stations air syndicated programming from ESPN Radio, SB Nation Radio, Sports Byline USA, Fox Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio, or NBC Sports Radio, while in the Spanish language, ESPN Deportes Radio is the largest current network. In contrast, Canadian sports talk stations may carry a national brand (such as TSN Radio or Sportsnet Radio) but carry mostly local programming, with American-based shows filling in gaps. Compared to other formats, sports radio is not as popular on Internet radio; as a live and interactive format, it does not lend itself well to voice-tracking or automation (thus raising the cost and required labor to keep a station running 24/7), and most sports leagues place their radio broadcasts behind a paywall or provide their broadcasts directly to the consumer, though sports podcasting is a popular alternative to address this problem.
As with most other radio formats, sports radio uses dayparting. ESPN Radio, for instance, insists that its affiliates carry Mike and Mike in the Morning during morning drive time to provide as much national clearance as possible; in contrast, it carries less prominent programming in the afternoon drive to accommodate local sports talk, as well as in the evening (for its first two decades, rolling score updates aired under the banner of GameNight) to allow stations to break away for local sporting events. Somewhat unusually for radio, the late-night and overnight hosts have more prominence on a sports talk network, due to a near-complete lack of local preemption; Sports Byline USA, for instance, only operates overnights.
Sports radio stations typically depend on drawing an audience that fits advertiser-friendly key demographics, particularly young men with the disposable income to invest in sports fandom, since the format does not have the broad appeal to reach a critical mass in the general public. Prominent sports radio stations typically get their greatest listenership from live play-by-play of local major professional sports league or college sports franchises; less prominent stations (especially on the AM dial) may not have this option because of poorer (or for daytime-only stations, non-existent) nighttime signals and smaller budgets for rights fees.WBBW
WBBW is an AM radio station in Youngstown, Ohio broadcasting at 1240 kHz with a sports talk format. The station carries the programming of CBS Sports Radio. It is one of seven radio stations in the Youngstown market owned by Cumulus Broadcasting with studios in "The Radio Center" in Youngstown. Prior to Jan 2 2013, WBBW featured programming from ESPN Radio.
WBBW carries games of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and is the Youngstown affiliate of the Cleveland Browns.
WBBW has been on the air since 1948.Local shows
"Youngstown Sports Live" 3pm-6pm Weekdays Monday - Friday
Hosted by Marc and AJ
"Live On The Air" Monday 6pm-7pm
Hosted by Jeff OndashWIOV (AM)
WIOV (1240 AM) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to serve Reading, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Cumulus Media, Inc., through licensee Radio License Holding CBC, LLC, and broadcasts a sports talk format as a CBS Sports Radio affiliate.
WIOV broadcasts all home and away games of the Reading Fightin Phils, the Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Reading Royals of the ECHL.WLLF
WLLF is a commercial FM radio station in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, serving the Youngstown, Ohio market broadcasting at 96.7 MHz with a sports format featuring programming from CBS Sports Radio. It is one of seven radio stations in the Youngstown market owned by Cumulus Broadcasting. Its studios are in "The Radio Center" in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.WSCR
WSCR (670 kHz, 670 The Score) is a commercial sports talk radio station licensed to Chicago, Illinois, and owned by Entercom. Its transmitter is located just off Army Trail Road in the suburb of Bloomingdale, and its studios are located at Two Prudential Plaza in the Loop. It is known as The Score and has been on the air since January 2, 1992. WSCR is currently the flagship station for the Chicago Cubs Radio Network and the Chicago Bulls, and is also the Chicago home for Illinois Fighting Illini football and men's basketball. WSCR also carries other live sports programming from CBS Sports Radio and Westwood One, including Monday Night Football.
WSCR uses HD Radio on its AM signal 24 hours a day. The station's programming is also available to listeners with an HD Radio receiver via a simulcast on the HD2 subchannel of sister station WBMX.WWFN-FM
WWFN-FM (100.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports radio format. Licensed to Lake City, South Carolina, United States, the station serves the Florence area. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media and features programming from CBS Sports Radio.WXNT
WXNT (1430 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Indianapolis, Indiana. The station is currently owned by Entercom and operated by Cumulus Media, and carries an all-sports radio format, as an affiliate of the CBS Sports Radio Network. WXNT airs a local Indianapolis-centered sports talk show in the afternoon with Kent Sterling. The remainder of the schedule is CBS Sports Radio shows and live sporting events.
WXNT studios and offices are located on N. Meridian Street, along with sister stations 99.5 WZPL and 107.9 WNTR. The transmitter and antenna are located off Knollton Road at West 46th Street, on the northwest side of Indianapolis. WXNT operates at 5000 watts around the clock, using a non-directional antenna by day. But at night a directional antenna is required to protect other stations on AM 1430 from interference.WXSM
WXSM (640 AM) is a radio station serving the Tri-Cities, Tennessee vicinity with a sports format as a CBS Sports Radio affiliate. It broadcasts on AM frequency 640 kHz and is under ownership of Cumulus Media. WXSM also broadcasts Tennessee Titans NFL games, plus ETSU Buccaneer and Dobyns-Bennett High School games.