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Radio Moves and Media Quick Takes


GMA3 (Good Morning America) co-anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes both shut down their Instagrams amid rumors of an intimate, off-camera affair. Both are married to other people. We wouldn't be surprised if the ABC program will be looking for new hosts in the near future...


Stephen A. Smith doubles down on his defense of the Jerry Jones 1957 photo and responds to being called a "coon" and a “sellout” on his Know Mercy podcast. “Because I don’t agree with y’all position on a still photo from 66 years ago. Really? We better wake up y’all.” Smith says he is only talking to Black people. White people should just turn off the podcast. >Listen to his podcast if you have nothing else better to do...


Motown Records Chairperson and CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam is stepping down from her position to pursue new endeavors. The label and parent company Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced a successor will be named at a later date.


107.5 WBLS is the TOP RATED radio station in New York City with a 7.0 share of listeners 6+....


Radio One's “Majic 107.5/97.5” is the number two rated station in Atlanta (7.1 share) and just ahead of News/Talk station WSB (7.0). Kiss 104.1 is trending down from 6.6 to 5.7, while V-103 is trending up from 3.4 to 3.9...


iHeartMedia has announced a new lineup of comedy podcasts featuring Rosie O’Donnell, Jason Alexander, Eric Andre, Amber Ruffin and others set to launch in early 2023...


Diamond Tyleir is named night host at “95.7 Jamz” WBHJ Birmingham. Read more...

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August 31, 2020

BIN: Black Information Network Extends Across Four New Stations In Baltimore, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Radio listeners in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. will hear the familiar voices of Patty Jackson with featured reports and Madelyne Woods the prime time news anchor on BIN News. The news service also features commentary from Roland Martin. His news program 'Roland Martin Unfiltered' is available on the iHeartradio App. The Black Information Network is powered by iHeartMedia.


BIN: Black Information Network, the recently launched 24/7 comprehensive national audio news service dedicated to providing an objective, accurate and trusted source of continual news coverage with a Black voice and perspective, announced today that it will now be available on air at broadcast radio stations in Baltimore, Montgomery – AL, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. These four stations join other BIN markets across the country including stations in Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus - GA, Dayton - OH, Detroit, Greenville, Macon, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk, Riverside, San Francisco, St. Louis and Seattle markets, bringing the total to 21 with more to be announced.

iHeartMedia has entered into a Local Marketing Agreement (LMA) and an Asset Purchase Agreement for WUST 1120 AM in Washington, D.C. and LMAs for WQLL 1370 AM in Baltimore, BIN 99.3 in Montgomery and WTEL 610 AM in Philadelphia.

READ MORE: 🔗The Black Information Network Business Model: Quality Reporting Over Ratings


“BIN’s goal has always been to be the most trusted source for news in the Black community, and part of that strategy is of course to be available on both broadcast and digital stations across America,” said Tony Coles, President of BIN: Black Information Network. “We’re thrilled to bring BIN, a full-time news service by and for the Black community, to Baltimore, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. and provide millions of listeners there with both the national and local news that impacts their lives.”

Starting August 31 (with Montgomery starting Sept. 2) listeners in these new markets will be able to tune in to the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service focused on service to the Black community and providing an information window for those outside the community to help foster communication, accountability and a deeper understanding. BIN is also distributed nationally through the iHeartRadio app, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices.

About BIN:  Black Information Network

BIN: Black Information Network is the first and only 24/7 national and local all-news audio service dedicated to providing an objective, accurate and trusted source of continual news coverage with a Black voice and perspective. BIN is enabled by the resources, assets and financial support of iHeartMedia and the support of its Founding Partners:  Bank of America, CVS Health, GEICO, Lowe’s, McDonald’s USA, Sony, 23andMe and Verizon.  BIN is focused on service to the Black community and providing an information window for those outside the community to help foster communication, accountability and deeper understanding.

BIN: Black Information Network is distributed nationally through the iHeartRadio app and accessible via mobile, smart speakers, smart TVs and other connected platforms, and on dedicated all-news local broadcast AM/FM radio stations.  BIN also provides the news service for iHeartMedia’s 91 Hip Hop, R&B and Gospel stations across the country.  Please visit www.BINNews.com for more information.



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