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09.25.2009

CBS RADIO'S TOP RATED "ACOUSTIC SUNRISE" PROGRAM COMES TO NEW YORK, HOUSTON, WASHINGTON, D.C., & HARTFORD WBMX'S ACOUSTIC SUNRISE Celebrates 12 Years In Boston; Expands Its National Exposure

          Sunday mornings just got a little bit brighter as ratings leader, ACOUSTIC SUNRISE®, brings its esteemed, eclectic mix of Hot AC acoustic jams to four additional CBS RADIO stations and markets.  Beginning on Sunday, September 27, New York’s Fresh 102.7 (WWFS), Houston’s Mix 96.5 (KHMX), Washington D.C.’s Fresh 94.7 (WTGB) and Hartford’s 96.5 TIC (WTIC) will play the best acoustic songs and in-studio cuts from CBS RADIO’s vast portfolio of Hot AC stations.  ACOUSTIC SUNRISE will be broadcast Sunday mornings on-air, online and via a number of applications available for download on select mobile devices.  Check your local listings or station website for the program’s schedule and for further information.

 

            WBMX, Mix 104.1’s Dan O’Brien will continue to anchor ACOUSTIC SUNRISE, as he celebrates over 12 years hosting the program.

 

            “ACOUSTIC SUNRISE offers CBS RADIO an inspiring and intimate opportunity to delve into our vast library of archives and play rare, exclusive and acoustic tracks which we have been gathering for more than a decade,” said Greg Strassell, Senior Vice President, Programming of CBS RADIO.  “ACOUSTIC SUNRISE is a quality program with a rich and extensive history with the Company, and the program’s playlist serves as the perfect complement to a lazy, relaxing Sunday morning.”

 

Dan O’Brien began ACOUSTIC SUNRISE in 1995 at CBS RADIO’s WPBZ, The Buzz, in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The show migrated to Boston’s WBMX in March of 1997, where it has been a weekly staple of Sunday mornings and continued to be a strong performer in both the Arbitron diary and PPM ratings services.  O’Brien, who has hosted more than 650 consecutive weekly shows, has collected numerous rare acoustic performances over the years which he plays on the diverse program.

 

About CBS RADIO:

CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market operators and the No. 1 online radio service in the United States, with stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, oldies, country, adult contemporary and urban formats, among others, offers audiences an enhanced and customized listening experience through the combination of on-air, online and new media platforms.  CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations throughout the nation’s top 50 markets and broadcasts play by play coverage of more than two dozen of the country’s leading professional sports franchises.  CBS RADIO also has embraced interactive programming through the use of streaming, HD Radio, podcasts and mobile messaging.  The division maintains an exclusive agreement with both AOL Radio and Yahoo! Music Radio through which CBS RADIO powers AOL Radio and Yahoo! Music Radio and distributes their stations to its network of listeners.  Home to the nation’s most listened to news (1010 WINS), sports (WFAN-AM), rock (KROQ-FM) and country (WUSN-FM) stations, CBS RADIO is a division of CBS Corporation. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com.