These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate Radio.com Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of news content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2010, Radio.com is a broadcast and internet radio platform that aggregates 235 local radio stations. According to their about page, radio.com “lets you listen to your favorite radio stations for free – anytime, anywhere. Listen to more than 500 stations along with thousands of your favorite podcasts.” They are also available as an iTunes and Android App.
Funded by / Ownership
Radio.com is owned by Entercom after it bought radio.com from CBS Radio in 2017. Revenue for the website is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, radio.com provides links to their radio stations and partners such as CNN, Bloomberg, and Fox News. The website also publishes news stories from their local radio stations with minimal bias in wording such as this States encouraged to vaccinate low-risk people with unused doses sitting in freezers: HHS. This story like all others reviewed is properly sourced from credible sources such as NBC News and the CDC.
Editorially, they do not publish opinion pieces and when reporting on politics maintain neutral language such as Democrats to introduce articles of impeachment Monday to remove Trump from office: Reports. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- Radio.com links to radio stations that may fail fact checks, but the news reported on the website does not.
Overall, we rate Radio.com Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of news content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 1/9/2021)