WGN Radio/Chicago Selects Radiate Media as Real-Time Traffic Partner

Iconic station will have access to the most accurate local traffic information

Aug 29, 2013, 09:14 ET from Radiate Media

CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tribune Company's flagship broadcast property, WGN Radio/Chicago, has partnered with Radiate Media to provide the most accurate, up-to-the-minute traffic information to its audience across broadcast, online and mobile platforms.

Radiate Media, the most reliable, independent source of traffic and local condition content, will begin the 24/7 service for WGN-AM 720 on Sept. 1, 2013 as part of a multi-year partnership. Radiate Media currently provides real-time traffic and video solutions to 12 Tribune television stations including WGN-TV/Chicago and CLTV/Chicago. Radiate also serves five Local TV, LLC stations, whose acquisition by Tribune Company have been announced.

"WGN was one of the first stations in the country to provide traffic reports and maintains a rich tradition of service," commented Gary Lee, Vice President and General Manager of Radiate Media.  "We are proud to add WGN to our growing affiliate lineup."

Radiate Media provides Traffic, News and Weather service to approximately 1,000 radio stations. News is offered on association with Associated Press and Weather by The Weather Channel.

"Radiate Media has demonstrated a commitment to quality through its people and technology," said Jimmy de Castro, President/General Manager of WGN Radio.  "This is a good fit as WGN begins an exciting new chapter." 

About WGN Radio

WGN-AM 720 is part of Tribune Company, one of the country's leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing and digital. WGN Radio signed on the air in 1924, one of the first commercial stations, and is known as "The voice of Chicago." WGN has featured many legendary personalities over the years and is the radio home of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks and Northwestern University athletics.

About Radiate Media

Radiate Media provides software and services that empower local media and businesses to find and capture the audience that matters most. From local news, weather and traffic information to online and broadcast marketing tools, Radiate Media's technology and nationwide network allows clients to grow revenue by reaching customers on air, online and on the go.

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