Tri-Cities, WA – September 1, 2022 – Townsquare Media Inc. announced today that the Company has launched the Washington State News Network (“WSNN”). WSNN is the only source of local, regional, and statewide news that is available to broadcasters and listeners in the State of Washington. Short form news reports will broadcast on select Townsquare Washington radio stations, including KONA-AM 610 (Tri-Cities), KFLD-AM 870 (Tri-Cities), KIT-AM 1280 (Yakima), and KPQ-AM 560 (Wenatchee), as well as third party affiliates throughout Washington State. These short form news reports will come in the form of eight 90-second reports per day, Monday – Friday. Breaking news stories will also be available online at https://washingtonstatenews.net and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/washingtonstatenewsnetwork.
“We are thrilled to bring quality local, regional and statewide news to the many communities in Washington State that are starving for more local information in their communities. Many broadcasters were forced to cut news staff and content during the pandemic and we couldn’t be more excited to fill that void for both broadcasters in need of the service and listeners wanting the latest breaking news,” commented Kevin O’Rorke, Vice President of News & Ag Networks – Western Region for Townsquare Media.
About Townsquare Media, Inc.
Townsquare is a community-focused digital media and digital marketing solutions company with market leading local radio stations, principally focused outside the top 50 markets in the U.S. Our assets include a subscription digital marketing services business, Townsquare Interactive, providing website design creation and hosting, search engine optimization, social media and online reputation management as well as other digital monthly services for approximately 29,000 SMBs; a robust digital advertising division, Townsquare IGNITE, a powerful combination of a) an owned and operated portfolio of more than 400 local news and entertainment websites and mobile apps along with a network of leading national music and entertainment brands, collecting valuable first party data, and b) a proprietary digital programmatic advertising technology stack with an in-house demand and data management platform; and a portfolio of 357 local terrestrial radio stations in 74 U.S. markets strategically situated outside the Top 50 markets in the United States. Our portfolio includes local media brands such as WYRK.com, WJON.com and NJ101.5.com, and premier national music brands such as XXLmag.com, TasteofCountry.com, UltimateClassicRock.com, and Loudwire.com. For more information, please visit www.townsquaremedia.com, www.townsquareinteractive.com, and www.townsquareignite.com.