Bay State Banner First Newspaper To Comment On WILD

Donna Halper
Fri Jun 10 13:11:46 EDT 2011

On 6/10/2011 9:36 AM, Martin Waters wrote:

> The Banner says that WILD "was a local, black-owned station from 1973 
> . . ." Within the context of the article, especially, this suggests 
> that's when it first carried a "black" format -- which is incorrect. 
> That goes back to at least the late '50s or early '60s.
Well, it was white-owned till at least the 1960s.  It very gradually 
migrated to black programming, beginning around 1960-61 and increasing 
as the decade progressed.

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