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Say Brother
Candid Look at Boston’s Largest Black Radio Station, A
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Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program focuses on Gretchen Wortham's recent appointment to Station Manager of WILD Radio, Boston. Host Barbara Barrow and Wortham discuss the personal and professional events that led to her appointment, equal employment and FCC regulations, listener/viewer feedback, women in the workplace, African American radio programming, advertising, and other issues related to WILD. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with anchors Eric Sampedro and Leah Fletcher, an excerpt from a film on early indigenous peoples in North America, and the "Community Calendar."



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WILD (Radio station : Boston, MA)
Affirmative action programs
Wortham, Gretchen
Television broadcasting of news
African Americans in television broadcasting
African American radio stations
African Americans in radio broadcasting
African American women
Sex discrimination against women
Race and Ethnicity
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Barbara Barrow (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Sampedro, Eric (Reporter)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Assembly)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Assembly)
Wilson, Bob (Stage Manager)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Fletcher, Leah (Reporter)
Balhatchet, Tom (Audio Editor)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Floyd, Michael (Camera)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Correia, Dennis (Video)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Norton, Chas (Lighting)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Plausse, John (Lighting)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Candid Look at Boston’s Largest Black Radio Station, A,” 12/10/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D68307661A0642559B54D419768A8FD7.
MLA: “Say Brother; Candid Look at Boston’s Largest Black Radio Station, A.” 12/10/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D68307661A0642559B54D419768A8FD7>.
APA: Say Brother; Candid Look at Boston’s Largest Black Radio Station, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D68307661A0642559B54D419768A8FD7
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