Metro Traffic and Univision Radio Form Multi-Year Traffic Partnership
NEW YORK, Oct. 27
NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Metro Traffic, a Westwood One,
Inc. business (Nasdaq: WWON) and a leading independent provider of traffic
information to the radio, television and on-line markets, today announced a
partnership for Metro Traffic to be the exclusive provider of traffic content
for Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio broadcaster in the
U.S. Univision Radio owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 16 of the top
25 U.S. Hispanic markets.
"Our partnership with Univision Radio brings together two leaders in the
industry to serve Spanish-language radio listeners with the important traffic
information they need," said Metro Traffic President, Steven Kalin.
"With Hispanics now representing 16 percent of all Americans and growing, it
is important to ensure that Metro Traffic's radio network mirrors the
population of its markets, and provides millions of Spanish-speaking commuters
the traffic information they need from the stations they trust," said Mike
Haake, EVP of Affiliate Sales for Metro Traffic.
"This partnership with Metro Traffic complements Univision Radio's continued
commitment of informing our audiences, and providing listeners with the most
reliable and up-to-date information," said Gary Stone, President and Chief
Operating Officer, Univision Radio.
For more information about Metro Traffic, visit: www.metrotraffic.com
For more information about Univision Radio, visit:
About Westwood One
Westwood One (NASDAQ: WWON) is one of the nation's largest providers of
network radio programming and one of the largest domestic providers of traffic
information in the U.S. Westwood One serves more than 5,000 radio and 170 TV
stations in the U.S. Westwood One provides over 150 news, sports, music, talk
and entertainment programs, features and live events to numerous media
partners. Through its Metro Traffic business, Westwood One provides traffic
reporting and local news, sports and weather to approximately 2,300 radio and
TV stations. Westwood One also provides digital and other cross-platform
delivery of its network and Metro content.
About Univision Communications Inc
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in
the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched
Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 95% of U.S.
Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language
broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85%
of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country's leading
Spanish-language cable network; Univision Studios, which produces and
co-produces telenovelas, reality shows, dramatic series and other programming
formats for all of the Company's platforms; Univision Television Group, which
owns and operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and
Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which
owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic
markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Interactive Media, which
includes http://www.univision.com , the premier Spanish-language Internet
destination in the U.S., and Univision Movil, the industry's most
comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision
Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to
broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S. Univision
Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and
radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit www.univision.net .
SOURCE Westwood One, Inc.
Contact: Chris Miller of Westwood One, O: +1-212-641-2108, C: +1-917-533-7224,
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