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RIP Vaughn Harper: The Quiet Storm Was Music -- and a Voice -- From Heaven

David Hinckley | Posted 07.10.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Call it velvet or call it silk, Vaughn Harper's voice became one of the defining sounds of New York City. Harper, who died Saturday at the age of 71...

The Late Doug Banks Talks About the Power and the Glory of Radio

David Hinckley | Posted 04.12.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Doug Banks was one of the answers to the oft-heard question, "Does radio matter anymore?" The answer is yes. Banks, who died Monday at his Florid...

Liberating Black Radio: The Robert Glasper Experiment

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 05.09.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

As a medium, black radio was historically critical to the black freedom struggle. The infusion of black thought and musical expression onto the radio airwaves, particularly after Memphis's WDIA, broke the color barrier and began programming Black music 24-7.

"Obama, Throw A Lifeline To Black And Hispanic Radio"

New York Daily News | Pierre M. Sutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a meeting today with senior Obama administration officials, minority broadcasters will make our case for emergency federal assistance. We appreciat...