BLACK MUSIC MOMENT #79: First Black-Owned Radio Station In The US, WERD Is Founded

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Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)Original Site of WERD Radio Station
334 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA

When: October 3, 1949

What: J.B. Blayton, Atlanta’s first Black certified public accountant, purchased WERD in 1949. In turn, WERD held the distinction of being the first radio station to be owned and operated by an African-American in the United States.


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