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#1 Nuggle

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:50 AM

CNN Radio Boosts Staff and Launches Additional Content for New Platforms

Major staff hires, new programming, and a greater focus on long-form story telling has kept CNN Radio at the forefront of the current international news cycle, serving its more than one-thousand terrestrial radio affiliates, and also launching new content for new platforms.

With a growing amount of CNN Radio content now available on-line and via wireless services as well as traditional radio affiliates Victor Kong, vice president of CNN News Services, a division of CNN Worldwide has put in place an aggressive growth strategy for the team.

“Our goal is to drive CNN’s audio services onto platforms and devices that have not been our traditional businesses, said Kong. “That means surprising our audiences with a dynamic listening experience as well as creating a more personal and intimate product, content which touches the heart but also stimulates the brain with analysis and discussion”

The CNN Radio team has been boosted by the arrival of new correspondents Libby Lewis who is based in DC and John Sepulvado as correspondent in Atlanta. They are joined by Chip Grabow, Susanna Capelouto, Lisa Campbell and Thomas Andres in our newsroom, and Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, Jonathan Binder, and Gavin Godfrey as Associate Producers.

Chip Grabow, who has over 20 years of radio experience mostly with NPR, will assume the role as Senior Editor in Atlanta overseeing the Associate Producers, Producers and Correspondents. Susanna Capelouto has been named Producer and will work with the correspondents to produce high quality audio stories and continue to support our affiliates with live shots and short-form reports from Atlanta, DC, New York and Los Angeles. Susanna joins CNN Radio from Georgia Public Broadcasting, where she was the News Director for the last 6 years.

With the current news cycle firmly focussed on international stories CNN Radio has again deployed Steve Kastenbaum to Tokyo earlier this month and in addition John Sepulvedo will report from London on the upcoming Royal Wedding.

In addition, CNN Radio is also providing its affiliates with unmatched coverage from North Africa and Middle East through the extensive reporting of other CNN correspondents who are on the ground.

While continuing its traditional programming for terrestrial radio, CNN Radio has also launched:

* News Updates with top news from the USA and around the world

* Original radio reports created by radio correspondents

* Audio content leveraged from CNN TV including interviews that happen daily throughout CNN and HLN and shows such as In The Arena, Piers Morgan Tonight, Fareed Zakaria GPS and AC 360,

* Original podcasts series focused on Politics, Entertainment, Technology, and Food

This content is currently available on www.cnn.com/podcasts, on iTunes and Zune. Additionally, the domestic hourly update is available via the CNN app for iPad.



#2 Dabir

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:16 AM

This might be a silly question, but does CNN and CNNI correspondents also file reports for CNN radio?

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:01 PM

During its newscasts on the hour and the half hour, if it's an international story, CNN Radio will usually play soundbite from correspondent's live report aired on CNN/CNNI. If it's a domestic story, CNN Radio will use its own correspondents. Only occasionally a CNN TV reporter might report live or prepare a separate radio report.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:42 AM

A quick question for someone who can hopefully know the answer. Is CNN Radio an actual radio station that broadcasts 24 hours a day, or is it just a service that does news bulletins? If it is a 24 hour station, do they just air shows from CNN tv?

#5 Nuggle

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:35 AM

I can only go from the press release at the top of the page:

Audio content leveraged from CNN TV including interviews that happen daily throughout CNN and HLN and shows such as In The Arena, Piers Morgan Tonight, Fareed Zakaria GPS and AC 360, Original podcasts series focused on Politics, Entertainment, Technology, and Food

It sounds like they have content 24/7 for affiliates who want to take it. But that is just a guess.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:27 AM

Have CNN removed the link from their website where you could listen to CNN radio? I can only find the link to listen to CNN TV (which is CNNUS) but you used to be able to listen to CNN radio online as well.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:12 AM

That's interesting. Now that you mention it, I do remember seeing the link on the old US homepage. Perhaps they stopped streaming to encourage people to use the podcasts?

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:19 AM

Tyler Moody Upped to VP at CNN Radio: http://www.mediabist...nn-radio_b88819

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:30 AM

Longtime CNN Radio anchor Stan Case was killed in a car crash. Never actually saw him on CNN TV, but if I met him somewhere, I'm sure his voice would give him away immediately. R.I.P.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 01:59 PM

Very sad story. Is there any further news on the man's wife, also a CNN employee? She was reported to be in a serious condition in hospital.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:17 AM

With NBC News launching NBC Radio, CNN Radio will lose its national distribution in the US, ending production on April 1. But it's not a complete shutdown of the operation (yet), as the audio content will apparently still be distributed internationally, although I'm not sure there are many non-US affiliates taking CNN Radio.

http://www.mediabist...ionwide_b114525

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:24 AM

That's a shame to hear it will be partially closed down. Feel sorry for those who might lose their jobs.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:54 AM

Well, I guess tomorrow is CNN Radio's last day on air. What's the next thing this management plans to shut, cut, slash, reduce, cancel? Another bureau or two? Another live news hour or two? Content ownership strategy is proving to be a big success. Well done, Tony. Keep it going, please.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

Unfortunately not a lot has been written about the demise since the operations wound down over the weekend. Here's the only article I could find, which doesn't really say much.

http://www.examiner....-radio-stations

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:29 PM

I'm writing this via smartphone, so I can't provide any links (I could, but it would take more time than I have), but over the past few weeks I saw several articles, checked a number of Twitter feeds and to sum it all up - only 6 people kept their jobs (a familiar face to CNN viewers Lisa Desjardins among them); more than a few of those let go are CNN Radio veterans (20+ years with the network); CNN Radio feed is still active, transmitting an announcement about the end of hourly newscasts and previewing new content which is supposedly coming up 'soon'; this new content should be distributed to services such as iTunes and various smartphone apps; nonetheless, they are still calling it CNN Radio (guess it's not easy to give up on a name that's been around since 1982); many podcasts such as the World Update (or a similar name) have been terminated, i.e. don't expect to hear those when this new content arrives. You know, I always thought the pillars of CNN that no one would dare to crush are CNN US, CNNI and CNN Radio. One is down, the other two are leaning.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:38 AM

A picture the Vice President of CNN Radio tweeted to mark the closure. It seems like some of the staff gathered for some drinks.

"Celebrating @CNNRadio"

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https://twitter.com/#!/tylersmoody/status/186314709652357121/photo/1

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:13 AM

This is not so much an update on CNN Radio, but more several of the employees who lost their jobs. I'm happy to hear some of them have found new jobs.

http://blogs.ajc.com...hats-happening/



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