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Type Radio network (1927–present)
Television network (1941–present)
United States
First air date
January 15, 1929; 93 years ago (1929-01-15)
Availability National
Founded September 18, 1927; 94 years ago (1927-09-18)
by Arthur Judson
Slogan America's Most Watched Network
Only CBS
TV stations By state
Radio stations By state
Headquarters CBS Building, New York City, United States
Broadcast area
United States
Owner ViacomCBS
Parent CBS Entertainment Group
Key people
  • George Cheeks (President and CEO, CBS Entertainment Group)
  • David Nevins (Chief Creative Officer, CBS)
  • Kelly Kahl (President, CBS Entertainment)
  • Sean McManus (Chairman, CBS Sports)
  • Susan Zirinsky
    (President and Senior Executive Producer, CBS News)
Launch date
  • Radio: September 18, 1927; 94 years ago (1927-09-18)
  • Television: July 1, 1941; 80 years ago (1941-07-01)
Former names
  • United Independent Broadcasters (1927)
  • Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System (1927–1928)
  • Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. (1928–1974)
  • CBS, Inc. (1974–1997)
Affiliates By state
By market
Group List of assets owned by ViacomCBS
Former affiliations
By market
Replaced United Independent Broadcasters, Inc.

CBS Broadcasting Inc. (CBS) (full name: Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American television network. Along with ABC, NBC and FOX, it is one of the country's four major television networks.

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KCBS Los Angeles, California

WCBS New York, New York

WBBM Chicago, Illinois

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