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Second Owned Station

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Second Owned Station

Post by sfpcc » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:02 am

It is common kmowledge the WGPR Channel 62 was the first black owned station in the US. Does anyone out there know what was the second ? I'm not counting BET vwhich is a Cable Network not a local station.

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Re: Second Owned Station

Post by k8jd » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:00 pm

I believe WJLB and WCHB were black owned stations

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Re: Second Owned Station

Post by SolarMax » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:00 pm

WGPR-TV was the first U.S. black-owned television station. Dr. Banks and the International Free and Accepted Modern Masons already owned WGPR-FM, purchased from Ross Mulholland in 1964.
WCHB 1440 Inkster was Michigan's first black-owned and operated radio station (1956)
WERD in Atlanta was the first black-owned radio station in the U.S. (1949)
WJLB was not minority owned, though I believe Evergreen, which was a holding partner for a while, may have been.
Don't know who was the second TV, though.

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