Audacy Announces Quarterly Town Hall Program Across Twelve Award-winning News Brands

PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 7, 2023 – Audacy unveils “Audacy Conversations,” a new quarterly town hall program involving twelve of its award-winning News brands nationwide. The quarterly program will feature a robust week of coordinated local coverage in Audacy’s News markets, a live town hall broadcast rotationally hosted by one of its brands and a syndicated news special heard across participating News and News/Talk brands and nationwide via the Audacy app. 

“‘Audacy Conversations’ aims to foster meaningful conversations on vital topics, exemplifying the core of Audacy’s news platform and radio’s unwavering commitment to informing and connecting the local communities we serve,” said Bill Smee, Vice President of News, Audacy. “We look forward to leveraging the power and influence of our combined news brands to cultivate conversations and connections on topics relevant to our local communities throughout the year.”

The next “Audacy Conversations” explores the state of downtown. Over three years later, America’s cities are still grappling with challenges and unexpected fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. WBBM Newsradio (WBBM-AM / WCFS-FM) in Chicago will host a live town hall on November 9 to explore those impacts in-depth and what’s at stake for businesses and community members as cities look to revitalize their downtowns. 

“Audacy Conversations: The State of Downtown” will air on WBBM Newsradio, KRLD NewsRadio 1080 (KRLD-AM) in Dallas, WWJ News Radio 950 (WWJ-AM) in Detroit, KNX News 97.1 FM (KNX-FM) in Los Angeles, WCBS 880 (WCBS-AM) in New York, KYW Newsradio (103.9 FM / 1060 AM) in Philadelphia and KCBS All News (106.9 FM / 740 AM) in San Francisco on November 16 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The program will also air on WBEN (WBEN-AM) in Buffalo, 830 WCCO (WCCO-AM) in Minneapolis, WWL (WWL-AM/FM) in New Orleans, KDKA News Radio (101.1 FM/1020 AM) in Pittsburgh and News Radio 1120 AM KMOX (KMOX-AM) in St. Louis, and will be available on demand via the Audacy app.

Throughout the week on November 13 to 17, the all-news stations will air special content catered to the town hall topics, including insightful interviews, news stories and feature reporting. For more information, please visit here.

Additional information regarding future installments of the “Audacy Conversations” series will be made in the coming months. 

Audacy is the No. 1 local news platform in the country, operating over two dozen news stations across the U.S. Its award-winning news portfolio reaches over 16 million listeners monthly via broadcast, digital and connected devices and delivers the highest weekly reach of all-news listeners in 26 markets nationwide. Audacy’s news brands are honored yearly with major RTDNA and NAB awards.

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