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Black Women in Radio

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At the mike and behind the scenes, Black women have been in Black radio from the start. Roberta Roland was on the air with WJLD in 1944, and WBCO had Willa Lee "Honey" Brown on air 1951 - 1952, and Lora Gary from 1952, who later switched stations to WJLD. In the late 1970s, Charlotte Mitchell worked the night shift at WJLD, and was known to her listeners as "Miss Love." Their stories, and those of other Black women in the Birmingham Black radio commuity, are shared here.

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