Updated: Oct. 14, 2014
Here’s the list of news “wire” services available in the U.S. other than the Associated Press. If you know of other daily news text services, please contact Randall
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Director of Radio Services
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Collegiate Press Wire
– 2-3 weekly feeds of broadcast-style entertainment news features with a focus on the college-age listener. FREE via e-mail
– daily feed world/national news, NOAA weather and national sports via satellite, e-mail or internet (state news for a few states listed below)
24/7 News Source
– delivery of world, national, state and local news, weather, sports, business and consumer reports, plus numerous entertainment and format-oriented show prep and features, available via internet. Local news gathered by radio journalists and anchors in 60+ U.S. cities. The content is enhanced with scores of ready-for-air audio actualities for both news and sports. Now part of Total Traffic and Weather Network.
USA News Network Fax News Service
– daily fax feed of national/world news, along with news of interest to college students, entertainment news, alternative music news, and national sports.
– website aggregating material from college newspapers and media releases. News stories come from college papers and are printed in newspaper style.
The Weather Center
customized weather forecasts fed via various methods (fax, e-mail, etc.) Voice reports also available. Contact producer for fees.
Aviation Weather, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
– daily feed of state and world/national news, NOAA weather wire, state and national sports via website.
Bay City News Service
General news from the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area delivered by satellite. Contact distributor for fees.
– multiple daily feeds by satellite of state news and sports plus world/national news, features, business reports and ESPN sports ticker. Network Indiana audio also available. Various price packages.
State House News Service
– independent privately-owned wire service covering Massachusetts state government. Available by subscription via password-protected website. www.statehousenews.com
Minnesota News Network
– state news from MN plus world/national news and sports from Metro Networks. Delivered by satellite or website. Various price packages based on number of stations at site.
Wheeler News Service
– Multiple daily feeds of Wisconsin state news and sports via password-protected website. Now affiliated with Learfield for national/international materials.