Here’s the list of news “wire” services available in the U.S. other than the Associated Press as compiled by Randall Davidson. If you know of other daily news text services, please contact Randall.

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NATIONAL
-Collegiate Press Wire
888-621-7721
-2-3 weekly feeds of broadcast-style entertainment news features with a focus on the college-age listener. FREE vie e-mail

-Learfield
800-210-9473
daily feed world/national news, NOAA weather and national sports via satellite, e-mail or internet (state news for a few states listed
below)

-Metro Source Newswire

24/7 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. Free internet trial available.
Contact:  Jim Dubenetzky, VP of Affiliate Sales – Source, Jim@TotalTraffic.com  312-705-1777

-USA News Network Fax News Service
800-880-NEWS
daily fax feed of national/world news, along with news of interest to college students, entertainment news, alternative music news, and national sports.

-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. wxcenter@aviationweatherinc.com


REGIONAL

Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
Iowa
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska
Tennessee
-Learfield Data
800-210-9473
daily feed of state and world/national news, NOAA weather wire, state and national sports via satellite or e-mail
California
-Bay City News Service
415-552-8900
General news from the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area delivered by satellite.  Contact distributor for fees.

 

Indiana
-Network Indiana
317-684-4171
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.

 

Massachusetts

-State House News Service
781-899-9304
independent privately-owned wire service covering Massachusetts state government.  Available by subscription via password-protected website.  www.statehousenews.com

 

Minnesota

-Minnesota News Network
612-321-7250
state news from MNN plus world/national news and sports from Metro Networks.  Delivered by satellite or website.  Various price packages based on number of stations at site.

 

Wisconsin

-Wheeler News Service
417-744-2220
Multiple daily feeds of Wisconsin state news and sports via password-protected website.  Now affiliated with Learfield for national/international materials.


This is not part of Randalls’ list, but we thought it was worth a mention.- U-Wire

    This is a “network” of college newspapers. The stories are intended for print, but broadcast stations can join as well. Stories are sent via e-mail. You can access more detailed information from the members only web site. Membership is free. Click the link and take a look!

Alabama

Arkansas

Colorado

Iowa

Kansas

Missouri

Nebraska

Tennessee

-Learfield Data

800-210-9473

daily feed of state and world/national news, NOAA weather wire, state and national sports via satellite or e-mail

 

California

-Bay City News Service

415-552-8900

General news from the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area delivered by satellite.  Contact distributor for fees.

 

Indiana

-Network Indiana

317-684-4171

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.

 

Massachusetts

-State House News Service

781-899-9304

independent privately-owned wire service covering Massachusetts state government.  Available by subscription via password-protected website.  www.statehousenews.com

 

Minnesota

-Minnesota News Network

612-321-7250

state news from MNN plus world/national news and sports from Metro Networks.  Delivered by satellite or website.  Various price packages based on number of stations at site.

 

Wisconsin

-Wheeler News Service

417-744-2220

Multiple daily feeds of Wisconsin state news and sports via password-protected website.  Now affiliated with Learfield for national/international materials.