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Race and Radio: Pioneering Black Broadcasters in New Orleans

Bala James Baptiste

Abstract

Race and Radio: Pioneering Black Broadcasters in New Orleans explicates the emergence of blacks in broadcasting in New Orleans. The racial integration of changed the medium making it a channel for African American discourse, the music and interviews of local black musicians, and innovative black rhetoric. O.C.W. Taylor was the city's first black radio announcer. He hosted an unprecedented talk show, the “Negro Forum,” on WNOE beginning in 1946 and continuing for 22 years. Doctors, journalists, owners of funeral homes, directors of non-profits, and other professionals spoke. Clergy from various ... More

Keywords: black radio, New Orleans, O. C. W. Taylor, Dr. Daddy-O, Larry McKinley

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496822062
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496822062.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bala James Baptiste, author
Miles College