iHeartMedia is preparing to launch a new network on fifteen of its US stations, all of which are currently stunting with speeches targeting African American audiences.
The stations come from a variety of formats including Sports, Conservative Talk, and Alternative Rock and all target markets with larger Black populations. The stations are promoting “Our Voices Will Be Heard” and an announcement to take place on Tuesday, June 30 at 12pm eastern.
The list of stations currently stunting include:
- Conservative Talk “Fox News 640” WGST Atlanta
- Sports “Fox Sports 1340” WYNF Augusta GA
- Christian AC “Up 98.7” W254AZ Belmont/Charlotte NC
- Alternative “Alt 99.1” W256BT Cleveland
- AC “Mix 94.7” 1460 WGSY Phenix City AL/94.7 W234BX Highland Pines/Columbus GA
- Sports “1130 The Fan” WDFN Detroit
- Sports “Fox Sports 1440” WGVL Greenville SC
- Sports “Fox Sports 1670” WMGE Macon GA
- Alternative “Alt 93.3” W227BF Minneapolis
- Gospel “Hallelujah 97.5” W248BQ Nashville TN
- “Sports 1280” WODT New Orleans
- Alternative “Alt 105.3” WNOH Norfolk
- Spanish Oldies “La Preciosa 1440” KFOO Riverside CA
- Liberal Talk “Real Talk 910” KKSF San Francisco
- Conservative Talk “South Sound Talk 850” KHHO Tacoma/Seattle WA
With the flip, multiple staffers have exited the affected stations. At WODT New Orleans, 10am-12pm host David Grubb, 12-2pm host Eric Asher, and 4-6pm host Kaare Johnson depart.
Later in the day Wikipedia added some interesting detail. The 15 stations are all in markets with large African American populations. And the announcement taking place Tuesday, June 30 at Noon Eastern is expected to launch a nationwide news/talk network to be branded the “Black Information Network”, as several domains with that nomenclature were registered by iHeart the previous Friday, the 26th.