Mighty Writers

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Mighty Writers is a Philly nonprofit that teaches city kids how to write. In 2012, Mighty Writers launched Mighty Radio , a student-run Internet radio station dedicated to honoring the pioneering legacy of Philadelphia’s early Black broadcasters, the music they played and the stations that employed them.

Series

Caption: Legenday Philadelphia disc jockey Georgie Woods, Credit: Temple Urban Archives
9 Pieces

These short segments are stand-alone companion pieces to the documentary special, "Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio" (http://www.prx.org/series/33464-going-black-the-legacy-of-philly-soul-radio). Starting in the 1950s, Black radio stations around the country became the pulse of African-American communities around the country, and their megaphone during the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. These sound-rich, non-narrated pieces profile some of the documentary's main characters and explore the legacy of African-Americans on the radio in Philadelphia.

Caption: Legendary Philadelphia disc jockey Georgie Woods, Credit: Temple Urban Archives
2 Pieces

Starting in the 1950s, Black radio stations around the country became the pulse of African-American communities, and served as their megaphone during the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. "Going Black" examines the legacy of Black radio, with a special focus on the legendary WDAS in Philadelphia. Hosted by Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) music producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Kenny Gamble, a 1-hour version and 2-hour version of this National Edward R. Murrow Award-winning documentary special are both available.


Pieces

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Harvey Holiday was one of the few white disc jockeys who made it big on Black radio in Philadelphia in the 70s. His highly-rated Sunday night “Holi...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 05:13
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Legendary Philadelphia disc jockey Georgie Woods, Credit: Temple Urban Archives
Starting in the 1950s, Black radio stations around the country became the pulse of African-American communities, and served as their megaphone duri...

Bought by KBBI, Red River Radio Network, WXXI, WVAS, Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 34