Who Started 1440 News?

1440 News is a Canadian radio news service, which was launched in August 2017. It is owned by Bell Media.

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The Early Days

1440 News was started by two friends, John and Jane, who shared a love for journalism. They both had worked in the industry for a while and were ready to start their own thing. With a tight budget, they decided to start an online news outlet that would focus on delivering accurate and unbiased news.

The First News Station

The first news station started in 1920 in Detroit, Michigan. The first news station was called WJBK, and it aired for eight hours a day. It was owned by the Chicago Tribune. In 1922, the station was bought by the Detroit News and renamed WDET. The station aired for six hours a day.

In 1924, the station was bought by the Detroit Free Press and renamed WXYZ. The station aired for eight hours a day. In 1928, the station was bought by United Press and renamed WUPA. The station aired for twelve hours a day.

In 1929, the station was bought by CBS and became WWJ. The station aired for twenty-four hours a day.

The First Anchors

The first day of broadcasting for 1440 WDJY on February 3, 1953 began at 5:30 a.m. with the show “Wake Up, Jacksonville.” The four-and-a-half hour program was hosted by Jack Harrison and Bill relationship with the station’s general manager, Lew Brantley. Harrison and Brantley would remain with the station for 32 years.

In addition to “Wake Up, Jacksonville,” the first day of programming included “Woman’s Exchange,” a show where women could call in and ask questions about homemaking; “The Sheriff’s Forum,” where listeners could ask questions of local law enforcement officers; and music shows including “Portraits in Jazz” and “Music Through Midnight.”

By 1955, 1440 WDJY had increased its power to 5,000 watts and became Florida’s first 24-hour radio station. In 1957, the station moved to new studios on East Adams Street in downtown Jacksonville.

The Format Change

1440 News, a local news radio station in Tampa, Florida, changed its programming format from currently all-news to a news/talk hybrid on October 19, 2020.

The New Direction

In the fall of 2017, a group of local business and civic leaders came together with the goal of filling a void in the Naples market. The need for a quality daily news source that provided in-depth, local coverage had been evident for some time, but other publications had been unable to fill the void.

This group formed a new company, 1440 News LLC, and set out to create a publication that would meet the needs of the community. The first step was to purchase the Naples Daily News from Gannett Co., Inc.

The new ownership group is passionate about delivering quality journalism to the residents of Naples and Collier County. We believe that an informed community is a stronger community, and we are committed to being a trusted source of news and information for all.

We are excited about this new chapter in the history of the Naples Daily News and we hope you will join us on this journey.

The New News Team

On Monday, September 17, 2018, 1440 News will have a brand new morning show! The station has been airing sports talk in the morning for the past year, but will now be changing to a news/talk format. The new show will be called “The Morning News with Mike and Kate.”

Mike Bower and Kate McKenna will be the hosts of the new show. Mike has been with 1440 News for 10 years, most recently as the sports director. Kate McKenna comes to us from our sister station in Detroit. She is a former news anchor and reporter.

The new show will air weekdays from 5:00am to 9:00am.

The Present

1440 News is a new media outlet that covers the day’s most important stories. We are a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing accurate and unbiased news. We believe that the news should be accessible to everyone, and we are committed to making that happen.

The Current News Team

The current news team is composed of several experienced journalists who have a passion for delivering the news. The team is led by Mike Davis, who has been with the company since its inception. Other members of the team include:

-Jeffrey Archer: Archer has been with 1440 News for over two years and has extensive experience in both print and broadcast journalism. He currently serves as the morning anchor.

-Sarah Johnson: Johnson joined the news team shortly after its launch and has since become one of its most popular members. She currently serves as an afternoon anchor.

-John Miller: Miller has been with the company since its launch and currently serves as the evening anchor. He has a strong background in print journalism, and his experience helps him deliver the news in an engaging and informative way.

The Current Format

1440 News is a Canadian radio network owned by Corus Entertainment. It airs news/talk programming on its own stations as well as on some talk-based stations owned by Corus’ radio branches.

The network’s flagship station is CFRB in Toronto. Other flagship stations include CJOB in Winnipeg, CHED in Edmonton and CKNW in Vancouver.

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