Tuning in Black Information Radio

Radio Survivor reports the debut of a new USA radio network targeted at African-American audiences.

The format mirrors that of conventional 24-hour all-news stations like KCBS, Los Angeles’ KNX, New York’s WINS or Philadelphia’s KYW, with regular headline news, business and entertainment segments alongisde breaks for local weather and traffic. But that’s also supplemented with short segments on Black history and other topics for Black audiences.

Though different in approach and tone than what many folks from progressive community radio might prefer – it is definitely more mainstream – the emphasis on Black issues, history and culture is nevertheless front and center, and the network does not shy away from the politics of race. The mix is lively and useful.

The network is owned and operated by the large commercial iHeart Radio conglomerate. You can learn more here.