Fox News Radio

Fox News Radio is an American radio network owned by Fox News.

Fox News Radio
Fox News Radio logo
Broadcast areaUnited States
Canada
BrandingFox News Radio
SloganFair and Balanced
FrequencyVarious AM/FM stations and streaming
First air date2003
FormatNews Talk
ClassSatellite-delivered radio network
OwnerFox News Group
(Fox Corporation)
Websiteradio.foxnews.com

History

In 2003, Fox News began syndicating one-minute radio updates to radio stations via syndication service Westwood One. Some years later, Fox opted to make a full foray into network radio news services. On June 1, 2005, Fox News Radio employed 60 people and provided hourly five-minute newscasts and a one-minute newscast half-hourly. At its launch, 60 stations participated in the network, with more joining under a deal struck between Fox and Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia). This allowed many Clear Channel stations to carry Fox News Radio newscasts and allowed Fox News Radio to use and nationally distribute news content produced by Clear Channel, with several of those stations ending decades-long relationships dating back to the Golden Age of Radio with ABC News Radio (now owned by competitor Cumulus Media) and CBS Radio News to carry Fox News Radio.

Fox also produces Fox News Talk, with talk radio programs featuring Fox News personalities. The programs are broadcast on terrestrial radio stations in the U.S. as well as a dedicated channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio's digital platform on Channel 450.

In late 2015, Fox News Radio began offering Fox News Headlines 24/7 exclusively to SiriusXM subscribers on Channel 115. It's a live-anchored all news station with a dedicated editorial staff, providing a panorama of the day's news "from Hollywood to Wall Street to Main Street[1]" in fifteen-minute blocks. Anchors alternately host 8-hour air shifts, starting from 7 AM ET. Additional features includr sports (Sports Sooner) at :05/:35, business at :12/:42 and entertainment news at :28/:58. The station does not suspend its format for breaking news coverage, which is the role of Fox News Channel. The slogans are "The news you want, the moment you want it" and "It's news, ready when you are". It is a companion channel to the audio simulcasts of the Fox News Channel on SiriusXM 114 and Fox Business on SiriusXM 113.

Newscasts

The network provides around-the-clock newscasts hourly and half-hourly. Depending on a station's affiliation, they either receive a five-minute newscast or a one-minute newscast. Breaking news reports (dubbed 'Fox News Alerts'), correspondent and expert interviews, special broadcasts marking historic or newsworthy events, anchored live coverage and clean feeds of news events complete the affiliate service package. Affiliates also have access to a web site with a constantly updating selection of newsmaker audio and correspondent reports.

The five minute audio version of the hourly newscast consists of two minutes of news, one minute of advertisements or Fox promotions and two more minutes of news. In February 2017 the audio version eliminated the commercial break at the two-minute mark, so that the newscast ran for only four minutes. The commercial minute was restored in May 2017, returning it to a five-minute newscast. It is available as a podcast.[2] As of 2011, typically only one MP3 file, the most recent one, is available at any time. The Eastern Time hour number converted to 24-hour time is incorporated into the file name (for example, 5minpodcast21.mp3 for 9 PM). However, if there has been exceptional news (a 'Fox News Alert'), the file for that hour's podcast will be retained for a few hours. The current hour's file is usually available within 10 minutes of its broadcast, i.e., by a quarter past the hour.

Newscasts are regularly anchored by Dave Anthony, Lisa Brady, Jane Metzler, Joe Chiaro, Lisa Lacerra, Chris Foster, Pam Puso, Rich Denison, Paul Stevens, Jack Callaghan, Kerin McCue, Pat O'Neill, Carmen Roberts, Lilian Woo, Steve Rappoport, and Chris DeMo. Correspondents include Gurnal Scott and Tonya J. Powers in New York; Jon Decker (White House), Jared Halpern (Capitol Hill) and Rachel Sutherland in Washington; in Los Angeles, Jessica Rosenthal and entertainment reporter Michelle Pollino. Jeff Monosso reports from Chicago. Eben Brown reports from Miami. Simon Owen and Kitty Logan in London, Jessica Golloher in Jerusalem, Courtney Walsh in Rome, and Alastair Wanklyn in Tokyo serve as foreign correspondents. Daily short commentaries are delivered by Todd Starnes.

Programming

Fox News Radio also syndicates the following talk radio programs:

In June 2017, Fox News Radio re-organized its talk show line up.[3] After over a decade as "Kilmeade and Friends," the 9 a.m. show was re-branded as "The Brian Kilmeade Show." The noon show, which had been hosted by John Gibson, was turned over to Todd Starnes. Gibson continues his show in syndication via Genesis Communications Network. The 3 p.m. show, which had been hosted by Tom Sullivan, was turned over to Tom Shillue. Sullivan continues on his flagship Sacramento radio stations KFBK and KFBK-FM, and affiliates via syndication by Talk Media Network. Alan Colmes, who hosted the 6 p.m to 9 p.m. slot, died unexpectedly on February 23, 2017. On May 7, 2018, the new program 'Benson & Harf' debuted from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. During prime time hours, Fox News Radio's online feed carries the audio from Fox News Channel's commentary programs (The Five, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity and The Ingraham Angle) on a delay; as Fox News Channel's audio offers these feeds live on another Sirius XM channel, the Sirius XM Fox News Radio feed instead carries repeats of Fox News Talk's daytime radio shows.

Several other radio programs hosted by current or former Fox News Channel personalities are or were distributed by other companies. The Radio Factor hosted by Bill O'Reilly was produced by Fox News Radio but syndicated separately by Westwood One. When Fox News started producing O'Reilly's radio show in 2002, it did not have the resources to syndicate and thus outsourced the distribution to Westwood One. Fox and Westwood One renewed the agreement in 2006 and again in 2007. O'Reilly decided to leave the show in February 2009.

Many Fox News Channel hosts have talk radio programs not carried by Fox News Talk, or syndicated by them, such as Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Ben Shapiro. Many of these programs were launched before the hosts had any affiliation with Fox News. For instance, the talk radio program hosted by FNC's Sean Hannity is syndicated by Premiere Networks. Hannity's show debuted before Fox News Radio had launched. Hannity is also heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

References

  1. ^ Inc., Sirius XM Holdings. "National News Channel FOX News Headlines 24/7 to Debut Exclusively on SiriusXM on October 5th". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  2. ^ "FOX News Radio Newscast".
  3. ^ Inside Radio.com/Fox News Radio Line Up

External links

Fox News Talk

Fox News Talk is a satellite radio channel that showcases talk shows and news reports from Fox News Channel personalities, along with other Fox News and talk programming. Fox News Talk carries a combination of Fox News syndicated radio programming, Fox News Channel show audio simulcasts, and Fox newscasts at the top of the hour.

Fox News Radio programs carried include shows hosted by Brian Kilmeade (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. E.T.), Todd Starnes (12 p.m. to 3 p.m. E.T.) and Tom Shillue (3 p.m. to 6 p.m. E.T.). Each show is repeated late nights and on weekends.

The radio show hosted by Sean Hannity, which predates the formation of the Fox News radio division, is not carried by Fox News Talk. Premiere Radio Networks produces and distributes the show, heard on satellite radio via Sirius XM Patriot Channel 125. The same was true of Glenn Beck's show during his time with Fox News Channel. Beck's show is currently heard on Sirius XM's "Triumph" Channel 132.

KCSI (FM)

KCSI (95.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. Located in Red Oak, Iowa, United States, the station serves the Council Bluffs, Iowa area. The station is licensed to Hawkeye Communications, Inc. and features programming from Fox News Radio .

KEKA-FM

KEKA-FM (101.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic country format. Licensed to Eureka, California, United States, it serves the Eureka area. The station is currently owned by Eureka Broadcasting Co., Inc. and features programming from Fox News Radio and Jones Radio Network.

KFLD

KFLD (870 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Pasco, Washington, United States, the station serves the Tri-Cities area. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media and features programming from Premiere Radio Networks, Fox News Radio and Fox Sports Radio.

KJEL

KJEL (103.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Lebanon, Missouri, United States that broadcasts a country music format. Established in 1973, the station is owned by Alpha Media, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC.

KJEL is a full service country station serving Lebanon and the surrounding area. It provides Fox News Radio at the beginning of the hour, then regional news around the Lebanon area. The station also carries the St. Louis Cardinals.

KKUS

KKUS (104.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Classic Country format. Licensed to Tyler, Texas, United States, the station serves the Tyler-Longview area. The station is currently owned by Alpha Media LLC, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC, and features programming from Fox News Radio. Its studios are located on Broadway Avenue in downtown Tyler, and its transmitter is located near Hideaway, Texas.

KLIX (AM)

KLIX (1310 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format serving the Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, area. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media and licensed to Townsquare Media Twin Falls License, LLC. KLIX features programming from Fox News Radio and Premiere Radio Networks.The station's skywave signal has been received in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bonners Ferry, Idaho and Green River, Wyoming.

KOOI

KOOI (106.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a variety hits format. Licensed to Jacksonville, Texas, United States, the station serves the Tyler-Longview area. The station is currently owned by Alpha Media LLC, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC, and features programming from Fox News Radio. Its studios are located on Broadway Avenue in downtown Tyler, and its transmitter is located north of Jacksonville, Texas.

KOWB

KOWB (1290 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news talk information format licensed to operate in Laramie, Wyoming, United States. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media and features programming from Fox News Radio, Fox Sports Radio and Premiere Radio Networks.

KYKX

KYKX (105.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Longview, Texas, United States, the station serves the East Texas area. The station is currently owned by Alpha Media LLC, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC, and features programming from Fox News Radio. The current studio locations of KYKX are at 4408 North US Highway 259 in Longview and 210 South Broadway Ave., Suite 100 in Tyler. Its transmitter is located north of Longview.

Laura Ingle

Laura Ingle is a correspondent for Fox News Channel.

Joining the network in 2005, Ingle was originally based in Dallas, and is currently based in New York. She has also appeared on the FNC program Geraldo at Large.

Prior to being hired by Fox News, Ingle reported on the Scott Peterson and Michael Jackson trials for talk radio station KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles, and served as a news anchor/reporter for KFBK in Sacramento. At KFBK, Ingle worked with a number of current Fox News personalities, including Fox Business Network anchor/host and Fox News Radio host Tom Sullivan, and Fox News Radio host Spencer Hughes.

Tom Shillue

Thomas A. Shillue (; born June 13, 1966) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and talk-show host from Norwood, Massachusetts. He was a correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central and hosted Red Eye on Fox News. He released his first book, Mean Dads for a Better America, in 2017. In June 2017, Shillue began hosting a weekday afternoon three-hour syndicated talk radio show on Fox News Radio, also heard on Sirius XM's Fox News Talk Channel 450.

WCUB

WCUB (980 AM) is a Country formatted radio station licensed to Two Rivers, Wisconsin, that serves the Two Rivers, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan areas. The station is owned by Mark Seehafer, through licensee Seehafer Broadcasting Corp.

WCUB airs Fox News Radio and is also the Lakeshore home of NASCAR radio coverage from all three NASCAR radio networks, along with the Indianapolis 500's radio network.

WLCT

WLCT (102.1 FM, "Country 102.1 FM") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Lafayette, Tennessee, United States, the station is currently owned by Lafayette Broadcasting Co., Inc. and features programming from Fox News Radio and Westwood One.

WLIV-FM

WLIV-FM (104.7 FM, "Country 104.7 FM") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Monterey, Tennessee, United States, the station serves the Cookeville area. The station is currently owned by Sunny Broadcasting, G.P. and features programming from Dial Global, Fox News Radio, and Motor Racing Network.

WNCO-FM

WNCO-FM (101.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. Licensed to Ashland, Ohio, United States, the station serves the Mid-Ohio area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and features programming from Fox News Radio.

WOKA-FM

WOKA-FM (106.7 FM) is a country music radio station licensed to Douglas, Georgia, United States. The station is currently owned by Coffee County Broadcasters Inc. and features programming from Fox News Radio.

WOMI

WOMI (1490 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Owensboro, Kentucky, United States, the station serves the Owensboro area. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media and features programming from Fox News Radio, Premiere Radio Networks and Westwood One.

WSDQ

WSDQ (1190 AM, "Continuous Country the Q") is a daytime-only radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed in Dunlap, Tennessee, United States, the station is currently owned by Spencer Travis Hickman and features programming from Fox News Radio.

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