iHeartMedia launched Black Information Network it is the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service dedicated to providing continual news coverage with Black voice and viewpoint.
“The commitment to service, and the immediate need we saw for a news and information destination for the Black community, accelerated the launch of BIN: Black Information Network to serve this community in an important new way. We are honored to be joined by some of the most valuable companies in the world that are also committed to this mission.” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia.
BIN will be available nationally through the iHeartRadio app and will feature all-news local AM/FM broadcast radio stations providing local news, weather traffic and sports in addition to national news. All news focused on the Black community and from the Black perspective. Accessible in markets including Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, GA, Detroit, Greenville, Macon, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk, Riverside, San Francisco and Seattle, with additional local markets being added over the next 60 days.
BIN is a standalone company division within iHeartMedia, and its directors and talent will reflect the community they serve.