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Willie Clark with All-Star Panel: On the Air: The History of Black Radio in Orlando
October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM| Free
Revisit the beginnings of minority broadcasting in the Orlando area and chronicle its emergence as a dominant media platform in the community. In the 1950s and early ’60s, radio personalities such as Clyde on a Cloud, Bigfoot Saul and the Hossman were household names in Orlando’s black communities. Enjoy a brief retrospective on the city’s black radio pioneers and the history of WOKB-AM 1600 (“Tiger Radio”), the area’s first full-time black station, followed by what promises to be a lively panel discussion with legendary radio personalities, executives and at least one former radio station owner, “telling it like it was.”