Black History Month specials airing this February 2022 on KCLU
From Monday, February 14 through Saturday, February 19 between 7-8 p.m. you'll hear “Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was” — the story of radio’s role in the 20th-century transformation of the African American community.
The series reveals the remarkable correlation between Black radio programming and African American culture milestones through interviews, historical airchecks, comedy, drama, and music. It explores radio during the great migration of Blacks from the South, trail-blazing Black DJs and stations, and Black radio during the Civil Rights movement.
Then on Sunday, February 20 between 7-8 p.m. tune in to "Selected Shorts, Celebrating Toni Morrison", with guest host Tayari Jones.
The special invites audiences to celebrate Morrison, the American master who died in 2019. Morrison’s novels, including Beloved, Jazz, and Song of Solomon, have become an indelible part of the American canon. Her fierce, poetic visions earned her the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was also an editor, advocate, teacher, and mother.