Radio is a medium that has, for nearly a century, entertained Metro Detroiters and chronicled daily life in the city. African-Americans have played a significant role in fulfilling those missions. But many of those personalities who helped change broadcast history in the region aren’t widely known today.
Ken Coleman is the author of Soul On Air: Blacks Who Helped to Define Radio in Detroit. It’s his third book.
Coleman spoke with WDET’s Jerome Vaughn about the project.