Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio
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An audio documentary examining the legacy of Black radio, with a special focus on the legendary WDAS station in Philadelphia. Hosted by legendary Sound of Philadelphia music producer Kenny Gamble, “Going Black” is the story of a music that would have gone undiscovered, of Civil Rights and progress in the African-American community, and of how the radio medium has changed in the last century.
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An audio documentary examining the legacy of Black radio, with a special focus on the legendary WDAS station in Philadelphia. Hosted by legendary Sound of Philadelphia music producer Kenny Gamble, “Going Black” is the story of a music that would have gone undiscovered, of Civil Rights and progress in the African-American community, and of how the radio medium has changed in the last century. For “Going Black,” I led a small team of producers to research the history of Black radio in Philadelphia, collect archival audio recordings, and conduct over 65 interviews with disc jockeys, reporters, musicians, fans, community leaders, and scholars. And I worked with the talented Alex Lewis to write and produce a 1-hour and 2-hour documentary, which aired on over 75 stations across the country, including WNYC, WBEZ, and WHYY.