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Race and RadioPioneering Black Broadcasters in New Orleans$
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Bala James Baptiste

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496822062

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496822062.001.0001

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Organized Action Colorized White Radio in the Crescent City

Organized Action Colorized White Radio in the Crescent City

(p.3) Chapter One Organized Action Colorized White Radio in the Crescent City
Race and Radio

Bala J. Baptiste

University Press of Mississippi

Black voices on radio provided community building opportunities for African Americans. As such, blacks created an alternative public sphere which allowed them to engage in discourse that unifies people into a collective. The Urban League on the national and local levels aided community building by organizing its members to approach radio station managers beginning in 1941. The organization's directives led to the establishment of the “Negro Forum,” an Afrocentric talk show that integrated the airways in New Orleans in 1946. WNOE station owner James Noe provided O. C. W. Taylor 15 minutes of free airtime on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Noe's decision to accept the “Religious Forum” was also influenced by his interest in gaining Federal Communications Commission approval to change his position on the dial and increase the station's broadcast power from 250 watts to 50,000 watts.

Keywords:   community building, Urban League, “Religious Forum”, WNOE, James Noe

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