Bank of America Announces Partnership With iHeartMedia to Bring First-of-Its-Kind National Audio News Service to the Black Community

June 30, 2020 at 9:30 AM Eastern

As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to advance racial equality and economic opportunity, Bank of America has signed on as a founding partner of iHeartMedia’s latest venture, Black Information Network (BIN).

There is a void for a 24/7 national and local all-news audio service focused on the Black community, and many stories important to the Black community have gone untold. BIN aims to bridge that gap and provide an objective, accurate and trusted news source with a Black voice and perspective.

“When we can invest in opportunities that genuinely serve communities, like BIN, we are living up to our values and achieving the highest and best use of our resources,” said Meredith Verdone, chief marketing officer of Bank of America. “Keeping informed about events in our rapidly changing world has never been more important, and BIN’s goal of delivering relevant, local news tailored to the needs of Black communities across the U.S. directly aligns with Bank of America’s goals to strengthen and better serve local communities across the country.”

Read the full press release.

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