Soul On The Air Chronicles Role of Blacks In Detroit Radio

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.

Image credit: Photo by Jerome Vaughn

About the Author

Jerome Vaughn

News Director & WDET Host, All Things Considered

Jerome Vaughn joined WDET in 1992 to help chronicle Detroit’s comeback and let people around the world know the truth about his hometown.   Follow @jvdet

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