July 23, 2017 3:50 PM ET


Company Overview of Westwood One, Inc.

Company Overview

Westwood One, Inc. operates as a multi-platform provider of sports, music, news, spoken word, and digital audio content. The company’s portfolio features various brands, such as NFL, the GRAMMYs, NASH, Rdio, and more. It connects audio companies, advertisers, and audience through stations in the U.S. media markets, as well as broadcast radio affiliates and various digital channels. The company also provides advertising options through huge pop culture events, talent endorsements, local activations, first-to-market opportunities, mobile and geo-targeted programs, native brand experiences, media campaigns, custom content and stunts, and consumer insights. In addition, it delivers branded and i...

220 West 42nd Street

Candler Tower

New York, NY 10036

United States

425 Employees



Key Executives for Westwood One, Inc.

Age: 58
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 56
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 44
President of Programming
Age: 64
Chief Revenue Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Westwood One, Inc. Key Developments

Westwood One Announces Unaudited Earnings Results for First Quarter Ended March 31, 2017

Westwood One announced unaudited earnings results for first quarter ended March 31, 2017. For the quarter, the company reported net revenues of $89,855,000 against $91,565,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income was $2,265,000 against net loss of $2,885,000 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $8,969,000 against $7,758,000 a year ago. Revenue declined by 1.9%, driven almost entirely by the two non-EBITDA impacting items.

Bryan Switzer Joins Westwood One as Vice President and General Manager of Music & Entertainment-Country

Westwood One announced that well-known music industry and network radio veteran Bryan Switzer has joined the company as vice president and general manager of music & entertainment-country, overseeing the marketing and operations of all owned and represented country shows. Switzer will oversee affiliate sales, marketing and operations for Westwood One's NASH-branded shows, including Ty, Kelly & Chuck, NASH Nights Live, The Blair Garner Show, and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks, as well as Country Countdown USA, Country's Inside Track, Country Gold with Terri Clark, The Lia Show, Power Source Country and various country specials and events. Most recently, Switzer held an executive position in JennsCo Chemical Solutions, a chemical manufacturing and distribution company. Switzer will be based at the company's NASH Campus in Nashville.

Westwood One, Inc. Signs Multi-Year Partnership with Loyal Ears Digital

Westwood One, Inc. has signed a multi-year partnership with Loyal Ears Digital to bring Fantasy Free sports and entertainment games to its broadcast radio affiliates. The average fantasy player spends 9.5 hours a week constructing fantasy lineups. Westwood One's Fantasy Free package allows stations to tap into that heavily-engaged audience with FREE games that are 100% legal and that bring all the excitement that comes with fantasy gaming. The games are integrated into a station's website, with station and client branding opportunities. The Fantasy Free package allows stations to increase their digital footprint, bring in local advertisers, and find new ways for local talent to interact with listeners and give away prizes - all at no cost to the audience. There will be local and national winners every week.

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