Today in Black History: September 29, 1975 “WGPR-TV Detroit The First Black-Owned Station To Broadcast”

WGPR-TV Detroit

On September 29, 1975, WGPR-TV Detroit, became the first black-owned station to broadcast in the United States! WGPR-TV Detroit, was founded by Doctor William Banks, Brother George White and Jim Panagos. The main goal for WGPR-TV Detroit, was “to provide a public, open communication source to the black community in Detroit.” The call letters WGPR-TV stood for “Where God’s Presence Raidates.”

Check out a short biography clip on Doctor William Banks, as well as some content from WGPR-TV Detroit below!

Source: Examiner

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