Put on the tin foil hat
IHeart (Clear Channel) has announced a partnership with NBC to carry top of the hour news. For several years, IHeart stations have been carrying Fox Radio News.
NBC Radio died as a brand when GE bought NBC and immediately bailed out of the radio business. The rights to “NBC radio” were sold to Westwood One, now owned by Cumulus Media. A couple years ago, Cumulus revived the NBC news radio brand and it went nowhere and was canceled after a year. Cumulus itself currently uses a generic news service with content provided discretely by CNN
The press release doesn’t mention the timing or whether all stations are affected. Most music stations don’t carry top of the hour news.