WASHINGTON, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, APRIL 19: ALL NEWS
Profile America — Friday, April 19th. The first all-news radio format in the U.S. debuted on this date in 1965, as WINS AM in New York City switched from rock and roll to rip and read. Almost 20 years earlier, the station had notched another first, by broadcasting every New York Yankee game live, both home and away. The station shut off the music — its last record was the Shangri-La's "Out in the Streets" — and became "all news, all the time." The format has been successfully replicated in cities around the country. Today in the U.S., there are over 6,300 radio stations broadcasting over the spectrum, with an additional 3,400 establishments engaged in Internet publishing and broadcasting. Profile America is in its 16th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau