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"Williams provides a significant discussion of the historical role of black disc jockeys in the US….This interesting book provides a history of a unique group of media pioneers and is recommended for all collections."
"Williams has compiled and impressive lineup of djs, including Eddie Castleberry, Moses Lindburg Lucky Cordell, Normand W. Spaulding, and Richard Stams….The interviews demonstrate a fine interplay between Williams and his subjects, building for the reader a relaxed, warm atmosphere….The interviews will furnish insight into an important time in culture and broadcasting….[A]nyone interested in this area will find the book quite valuable."
"Legendary Pioneers of Black Radio is a seminal contribution to Black Studies, as well as Amerian broadcasting and popular culture studies."
The Midwest Book Revie
"For the first time, Gilbert A. Williams, professor of broadcast and cable programming at Michigan State University, gives us an up close and personal backstage look into Black radio and the legendary voices behind the microphones. Filling an overdue void, these one-on-one interviews examine the role African Americans have played in the development of American broadcasting and how these announcers transcended their jobs as radio station employees, often to go on to become cultural heroes….Legendary Pioneers of Black Radio would be useful for high school students or college freshman considering broadcasting as a career, and instructors teaching courses on race and media."
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|1||Introduction: On-Air Power - Legendary Pioneers of Black Radio||1|
|2||William T. "Hoss" Allen||29|
|4||"Sir Johnny O." Compton||47|
|5||Moses Lindberg "Lucky" Cordell||61|
|6||Larry Dean Faulkner||73|
|8||"Joltin' Joe" Howard||91|
|9||Maurice "Hot Rod" Hulbert, Jr.||105|
|13||Norman W. Spaulding||157|
|15||Roy Wood, Sr.||173|