ABC News and Hearst Radio Join Forces to Bring Premium National, International and Entertainment News to Baltimore

ABC Radio today announced a new affiliation agreement for Hearst Radio's two powerful Baltimore stations. For the first time in more than a decade WBAL (1090 AM) and WIYY (98 Rock) listeners will hear premium national, international and entertainment news programming from ABC News, America's most-listened to commercial radio news network and winner of the 2014 Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.

Plus, ABC Radio will provide music news for WIYY's website and ABC Air Power, the most immediate, most topical and most complete radio show prep service in the industry today.

ABC programming on WBAL and WIYY launches later this year.

"Hearst Radio and ABC News Radio have built unmatched track records for exceptional quality," said Steve Jones, Vice President and General Manager, ABC News Radio. "We're thrilled WBAL and WIYY chose ABC News and ABC Radio to offer their audiences unparalleled coverage of breaking news and entertainment programming."

"From reliable top hour newscasts and breaking news for WBAL and prep and digital support for 98 Rock, we are delighted to welcome the powerful resources of ABC to Hearst Radio Baltimore," said Cary Pahigian, President/General Manager, WBAL/AM1090 and WIYY/98 Rock, Baltimore Ravens & Baltimore Orioles Radio Networks.

ABC News Radio is America's number one choice for radio news and information, offering exclusive interviews, breaking news and investigative reports.

WBAL is Maryland's dominant and most powerful radio station. Since 1925, generations of Marylanders have turned to WBAL Radio for news, weather, thought-provoking discussions and sports.