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Black Broadcasting (1983)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-10-30

Duration: 00:26:39

Subjects: Radio stations | African American business enterprises | People with disabilities


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Twohey, Patrick Interviewee
  • McLean, Robert T. Interviewee
  • Leman, Pel Interviewee
  • Reed, Lillian Interviewee
  • Lee, Dennis Interviewee
  • Clear, Lee Interviewee
  • Tucker, Willie Interviewee
  • Jackson, Joshua Interviewee
  • Darnell, Rick Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from October 30, 1983, focuses on minority radio stations in Louisiana. Rob Hinton first profiles WRBH-FM in New Orleans, the first open channel radio reading service for the blind. He interviews: Patrick Twohey, the executive director; Dr. Robert T. McLean, the founder; and Pel Leman and Lillian Reed, volunteers. Genevieve Stewart then reports on the growing competition between two African American-owned and operated radio stations in the Baton Rouge area, WXOK-AM in Baton Rouge and KQXL-FM in New Roads. She interviews: Dennis Lee, program manager at WXOK-AM; Lee Clear, the general manager of KQXL-FM; and Willie Tucker, the owner of KQXL-FM. Lastly, Hinton profiles KJCB-AM, a black-owned radio station in Lafayette. He interviews Joshua Jackson, the owner, and Rick Darnell, the general manager.