In 1969, Rev. John H. Allen founded Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Inc. (the AIB Network). His vision for the nonprofit was to connect people from all walks of life and faiths to share their perspectives with the community.
In the 1990s, AIB began to broadcast programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our audience continued to grow. To keep pace with this growth, the AIB Network constructed a 1600 square foot studio production facility in 1999. This new facility was designed with an eye to Georgia’s growing production needs and has since accommodated productions small and large. Also in 1999, AIB Network became the largest interfaith broadcast network in the United States.
In 2006, AIB began streaming online. This allowed AIB’s original programming and partnership programs to be seen worldwide. In 2008, AIB won its first Emmy for “World Pilgrims, A Sacred Journey to Turkey.” Now, AIB produces over 180 hours of original programming each year with a commitment to excellence in storytelling and high production values. AIB Network also provides more than $1 million annually in in-kind production services and airtime to other nonprofit organizations to create awareness of their services to the community and to promote volunteerism.