“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
WJPC Hosts Big Bash To Kick Off Name Change (Ebony 1973)
“Backstage” (Ebony, 1980)