RENOWNED JOURNALIST ROLAND S. MARTIN JOINS BIN: BLACK INFORMATION NETWORK AS NEW ON-AIR COMMENTATOR
“#RolandMartinUnfiltered” Podcast Joins the iHeartPodcast Network
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 acclaimed American journalist, Roland S. Martin, has joined the network as a Commentator. Martin will exclusively curate custom commentary segments for BIN to be broadcast daily throughout the network’s 24 hour news feed. Listeners can hear Martin’s BIN Commentary on the iHeartRadio app, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, as well as on local AM/FM broadcast radio stations across the Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, GA, Detroit, Greenville, Macon, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk, Riverside, San Francisco and Seattle markets, with additional local markets being added.
Martin’s commentaries will spotlight a variety of conversations, perspectives and topics that are top of mind with the African American audience as it relates to politics, economics, lifestyle and more.
“When we launched BIN: Black Information Network, we knew how extremely important it was to provide a forum for trusted voices within the Black Community and there’s perhaps no one more trusted and reliable in Black media today than Roland Martin,” said Tanita Myers, Director of News Operations for BIN: Black Information Network. “He has built a legacy that has paved the way for other Black journalists and continues to use his platform to bring a much needed perspective on topics that matter to both Black Americans and the nation in general.”
Martin currently serves as the host and managing editor of “#RolandMartinUnfiltered” a daily digital show. Over the course of his journalistic career, he has captivated listeners and fans from all over the world with his memorable interviews with multiple U.S. presidents, top athletes, entertainers in Hollywood and more. He has been named one of the top 50 political pundits by the Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom and has made numerous appearances on a variety of American networks, as well as media outlets in Canada, Columbia, Italy, Australia and South Africa. He was awarded the 2008 President’s Award by the National Association of Black Journalists for his work in multiple media platforms and is a member of the Texas A&M University Journalism Hall of Honor at his alma mater. In addition, Martin has more than 30 awards for journalistic excellence, including Journalist of the Year in 2013 by the National Association of Black Journalists. He is also a four-time NAACP Image Award winner including being named Best Host for two years in a row as well as a recipient of the coveted Peabody Award for Best Political Team on Television for his coverage of the 2008 election.
In addition “#RolandMartinUnfiltered” is now available on the iHeartPodcast Network. “#RolandMartinUnfiltered” is a daily show broadcast from Washington, DC, that focuses on news, politics, culture, entertainment, social justice, sports, education, business and finance. The podcast features some of the top minds in education, public policy, and academia, discussing the news of the day and why it matters.
“I am excited to provide daily commentaries to BIN. We are living in a time where we need more coverage about the issues facing African Americans,” said Martin. “In addition, I am really thrilled to partner with the iHeartPodcast Network to distribute and market the ‘#RolandMartinUnfiltered’ audio podcast. We have seen tremendous growth with the daily video show, and we can’t wait to do the same with the audio podcast.”
The iHeartPodcast Network is home to more than 750 original podcasts with over 215 million downloads each month. iHeartRadio Original Podcasts span every category from business, sports, spirituality and technology to entertainment, family, comedy and true crime – and everything in between – making iHeartRadio the largest publisher of podcast content in the world. These shows are distributed on all major podcast platforms including the iHeartRadio app, which additionally distributes more than 320,000 shows.
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