WSMV-TV Channel 4 News and 95.5 WSM-FM, Supertalk WTN 99.7, WQQK 92Q, and Classic Hits 97.1 RQQ have partnered to deliver Channel 4's 4WARN Weather Forecast on the radio.
"We're extremely proud to announce that effective January 9, 2012, Middle Tennessee will be able to hear Channel 4's weather on these highly rated radio stations." said WSMV-TV Vice-President and General Manager Doreen Wade. "This pairing of our power-house TV station with some of the biggest names in radio is a tremendous service to the people in our community."
Channel 4's 4WARN Weather Forecasts can be heard regularly throughout the day on 95.5 WSM-FM, Supertalk 99.7 WTN, WQQK 92Q, and Classic Hits 97.1 RQQ beginning January 9, 2012. "We are committed to providing our listeners with the most accurate forecast information available. Now listeners can take Channel 4's weather forecast with them, no matter where they go." said Mike Carpenter, General Manager.
In addition to regular weather forecasts the stations will also be able to carry Channel 4's coverage of severe weather during extended outbreaks of tornados or other serious weather events. "WSMV has just unveiled the most powerful, highest-definition weather radar in Middle Tennessee." said Matthew Hilk, News Director of WSMV-TV. "Channel 4 is the only television station with live, real-time radar data, and now radio listeners will reap the benefits while on the go."
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Meredith Corporation (www.meredith.com) is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with core competencies in magazine publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. Meredith owns or operates 13 television stations that reach nearly 10 percent of U.S. television households. Meredith's Broadcasting assets include: WGCL-TV (CBS), Atlanta; WPCH-TV (TBS), Atlanta; KPHO-TV (CBS), Phoenix, AZ; KPTV (FOX) and KPDX-TV (MYN), Portland, OR; WFSB-TV (CBS), Hartford-New Haven, CT; WSMV-TV (NBC), Nashville, TN; KCTV (CBS) and KSMO (MYN), Kansas City, MO; WHNS-TV (FOX), Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC-Asheville, NC; WNEM-TV (CBS), Flint-Saginaw, MI; KVVU-TV (FOX), Las Vegas, NV; WSHM, (CBS) Springfield, MA; and radio station WNEM-AM in Saginaw-Bay City, MI.
About Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the United States with 570 stations in 120 U.S. cities and a fully-distributed network serving over 4,500 affiliates nationwide. Our radio and digital brands target numerous large and demographically-distinct audiences in each of these markets. Cumulus strives to create the next generation radio broadcasting enterprise, based on great people and technological excellence that will provide high quality, local programming choices for Cumulus listeners, targeted audiences with disposable income and buying preferences for its advertisers, challenging career environments for its employees and value opportunities for its shareholders.