Vocalo To Pay Tribute To Chicago’s First Black-Owned Radio Station

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Vocalo To Pay Tribute To Chicago’s First Black-Owned Radio Station

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“The Soul of Chicago”— that was the tagline for Chicago’s first black-owned radio station, WJPC, back when it first got its start 45 years ago in May 1973. Those call letters JPC standing for the owners of the station: Johnson Publishing Company, who also owned Ebony and Jet magazines.

WJPC isn’t around anymore, so Vocalo’s Reclaimed Soul host Ayana Contreras stops by Morning Shift to take listeners on a trip down Chicago radio memory lane to pay tribute to WJPC.

GUEST: Ayana Contreras, host of Vocalo’s Reclaimed Soul and producer for WBEZ’s Sound Opinions

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