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Cumulus to stop distributing ABC News Radio at the end of 2014

Cumulus to stop distributing ABC News Radio at the end of 2014

ABC News Radio's distribution deal with radio giant Cumulus Media is coming to an end.

In a note to employees Thursday, recently appointed ABC News President James Goldston said the Walt Disney Co.-owned radio news organization will handle its own distribution and marketing to stations starting in January.

"We’re taking these important steps now to work more closely with our terrific, long-standing station partners and better position us for digital audio growth in the future," Goldston said in his note.

ABC News Radio's main Los Angeles outlet is currently Cumulus' KABC-AM (790), where it has been broadcast for decades. A number of non-Cumulus stations...

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