Redstone Okay With CBS Radio Spin

By on May, 27 2016 with Comments 0

Leslie-MoonvesSumner Redstone opposes Viacom’s plan to sell a stake in Paramount Pictures, but he supports the company’s plans to sell or spin off the radio division.

That’s according to CBS Chairman/CEO Leslie Moonves.

Speaking at a shareholder’s meeting Thursday, Moonves was asked if a deal to sell or spin-off the 117 radio station group is dependent on Redstone’s approval as controlling shareholder.

“Our situation with radio has absolutely nothing to do with Viacom. We have received full support from Mr. Redstone with what we are doing,” Variety reported Moonves said.

About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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