Cumulus closing down Westwood One news service

In a letter sent out Thursday evening, Cumulus notified all Westwood One News affiliates its service would be shutting down August 30, due to extraordinary circumstances.

The letter told stations, “Due to the extraordinary circumstances in the current marketplace, Westwood One News will be ceasing operations effective on Sunday, August 30, 2020, following the 11:30pm ET newscast.  Please accept this letter as official notification of the cancellation of this service.”