Classic Rock (Westwood One)

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Classic Rock
Type Radio network
Country United States
Availability National
Owner Westwood One
Launch date
Dissolved 2014
Former names
The Classic Rock Experience (1972-2011)

Classic Rock (formerly The Classic Rock Experience prior to 2011) was a 24-hour music format produced by Cumulus Media Networks (now Westwood One). It drew an adult mainstream audience between the ages of 25-49 with classic rock music from artists such as Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers Band, The Beatles, Phil Collins, Deep Purple, The Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Queen, and The Rolling Stones.

The DJ line-up included Chaz Mixon, Michelle Michaels, Frank Welch, Jeff Davis, Debbie Douglas, Scott Manning, and Dave Bolt.


The Classic Rock Experience was first aired in 1972 by Satellite Music Network (SMN) and has since then maintained its classic rock format to this day. ABC Radio (now Cumulus Media Networks) acquired this network from SMN in 1989.

In May 2014, it was announced that the "Classic Rock" satellite format has been discontinued after the merger of Cumulus Media Networks and Westwood One.[1]

Sample hour of programming[edit]


This is a partial list.


  1. ^ Cumulus/Westwood One Consolidate Formats - Radio Insight (accessed October 16, 2014)