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Encyclopedia of African American Society

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Encyclopedia of African American Society

Gerald D. Jaynes

Pub. date: 2005 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412952507 | Print ISBN: 9780761927648 | Online ISBN: 9781412952507 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.

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National Black Radio Network

A radio network dedicated to serving the black community. In 1954, black businessman Leonard Evans started the National Negro Network, a small radio network that consisted of forty member stations, but the network survived only four years. For nearly twenty years after the demise of the National Negro Network, there were no radio stations specifically aimed at an African American audience. Then, in the early 1970s, African American radio was reborn with the founding of two separate black networks: the Mutual Black Network and the National Black Network. The Mutual Black Network (MBN) was created in 1972 ...

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