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henry hinton

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Founder & President

Henry Hinton, President of Inner Banks Media, LLC is a broadcaster and businessman in Greenville, NC.  

Henry and his son, Hank, own Inner Banks Media which owns and operates FM radio stations in eastern North Carolina along with some affiliated companies and commercial real estate holdings.

In June of 2015 Henry was inducted into the North Carolina Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  He has done radio and television in North Carolina and Virginia since 1976.  His Talk of the Town morning program airs on 2 FM stations with coverage from the Virginia line to near Wilmington along with a local cable television audience in Pitt, Beaufort and Martin Counties.

In 2022 the Greenville Pitt County Chamber of Commerce awarded Henry their highest and most prestigious honor - The Legends Award.  The award is only given when someone has been deemed to have contributed to the community at a level in which the history of Pitt County could not be written without them.  It has only been awarded 9 times in the history of the Chamber.

Henry is the former chairman of the ECU Foundation.  He is also former chairman of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce and former president of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters.  He also served North Carolina on the UNC Board of Governors. 

Henry was named Greenville’s Small Business Leader of the Year in 2002.  He has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from both the ECU Alumni Association and the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters.  He received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America in 2018.

Henry lives in Greenville with his wife Debbie, a 1975 graduate of ECU.  He has two children, Hank, the Vice President of Inner Banks Media in Greenville and Courtney who resides in Charleston, SC.  He also has two grandchildren, Holt and Hunter.

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