Central Brasileira de Notícias
Central Brasileira de Notícias (English: Brazilian News Center), or Rádio CBN for short, is a Brazilian news radio network, jointly owned by Sistema Globo de Rádio (Organizações Globo's radio division). It was created on October 1, 1991 as the first all news project on FM radio in Brazil, and broadcast news 24 hours a day.
|Type||Broadcast radio network|
|Headquarters||São Paulo, São Paulo|
|Slogan||A rádio que toca notícia|
|Parent||Sistema Globo de Rádio|
|Launch date||1 October 1991|
|Rádio Mundial, Rádio Excelsior|
Since its creation, CBN's slogan has been "A rádio que toca notícia" (The radio that plays the news). Its anchor journalists are Carolina Morand, Roberto Nonato, Carlos Alberto Sardenberg, Carlos Eduardo Éboli, Fabiola Cidral, Milton Jung and Tania Morales. The company employs more than 200 other journalists.
CBN broadcasts two- to three-minute summaries, which provides the day's five key news stories and some notable sports stories, every half an hour, under the banner Repórter CBN. Six standard hard news strands of the current schedule are CBN Madrugada, CBN Primeiras Noticias, Jornal da CBN, CBN Brasil, Estúdio CBN, and CBN Noite Total. At weekends on a timeframe from 3pm to 9pm, some or all of it is taken up by live commentary of football matches, with the rest of it being covered by Show da Notícia. Other sport shows include Quatro em Campo and CBN Esportes. On weekend lunchtime the news review programme Revista CBN is broadcast. 50 Mais CBN is a human interest programme presented by Alexandre Kalache and Debora Freitas, which was first broadcast in 2015. O Mundo em Meia Hora presents the week's key international stories and how they affect Brazilians. CBN Gerações (CBN Generations) describes itself as providing "stories, trajectories, learning and desires of professionals, intellectuals and artists of different eras..." Many programmes, particularly news-based ones, are also available as podcasts.
- Vincent, Jon. Culture and Customs of Brazil, p. 105 (Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003).
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