Citadel’s ABC Digital Service off to a Fast Start

ABC Digital, Citadel Media’s recently launched digital content service from ABC News Radio, has already reached the 350 affiliate mark. The service delivers customized, format specific news categories such as World, National, Politics, Business, Entertainment and Health/Lifestyle, which are produced and updated 24 hours a day. Major broadcast groups signing on in the past month include Next Media, Midwest Communications,  Three Eagles Communications, Journal Broadcast Group, Merlin Media, JVC Broadcasting and Times-Shamrock Communications. “ABC Digital is an innovative offering tailored for radio stations with format-specific feeds that no other major news organization provides,” Citadel Media SVP/Programming and Distribution Carl Anderson said. “We anticipate continued growth for this service and expect it will be an extremely successful addition to our portfolio.”

ABC News Radio VP/GM Steve Jones added, “When we break news, we alert  our key radio station contacts so they can promote their leadership position on-air and drive listeners to their station’s site. This is a strong engagement feature that helps our customers increase their digital audience while seamlessly linking the on-air and online experiences.”


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