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Etling, Laurence W
DescriptionEncyclopedia article about WERD. WERD in Atlanta became the first radio station in America to be owned by an African American when Jesse B. Blayton, a professor at Atlanta University and a bank president, bought it in 1949 and hired his son, Jesse Blayton Jr., as station manager. The 1,000-watt station, purchased for $50,000, was located in the Prince Hall Masons Grand Lodge at 334 Auburn Avenue.
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- African American Bankers
- African American Businesspeople
- African American College Teachers
- African American Executives
- African American Men
- African Americans
- Blayton, Jesse B., 1897 1977
- College Teachers
- Radio Stations
- Werd (Radio Station : Atlanta, Ga.)