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September 10, 2020

iHeartRadio Will Buy the Legendary 1600 WWRL and Launch Black Information Network in New York


BIN: Black Information Network, the 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 on WWRL AM 1600 in New York City.

iHeartMedia has entered into a Local Marketing Agreement (LMA) and an Asset Purchase Agreement for the historic station, which has been on the air in New York for 94 years; the station joins other BIN markets across the country, including the Atlanta, Augusta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus – GA, Dayton – OH, Detroit, Greenville, Macon, Minneapolis, Montgomery-AL, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Riverside, San Francisco, St. Louis, Seattle and Washington, D.C. markets, bringing the number of BIN markets to 22 with more to be announced.

“We are excited to welcome WWRL AM as the newest member of the Black Information Network family,” said Tony Coles, President of BIN: Black Information Network. “This station has a long history of service in New York City, and in the ‘60s was an important voice for change for the Black community. At BIN, we are proud to continue that legacy, and to once again make AM 1600 a trusted source for the news and information that impacts Black New Yorkers.”

Starting November 2nd, listeners in New York City will be able to tune in to BIN, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service focused on service to the Black community, 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.




A special program on WWRL that aired in 1997 with host Bob Law and legendary jocks Douglas "Jocko" Henderson, Frankie Crocker, Gary Byrd, Jeffrey Troy, Bobby Jay, and Al Grannum.







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