Today In History: First Black-Owned Radio Station Founded

On Oct. 3, 1949, the nation’s first radio station owned by an African-American was founded right here in Atlanta. WERD became a mouthpiece for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a rallying point for the civil rights movement.

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