WERD Radio Atlanta                                             Original & Official Station of the NBRHOF                                  Library of Congress Copyright   SR 1-10385215201                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

With the rich history of WERD in America; as the 1st Black owned Radio Station in the United States and the historical comprisement of its members Marsha Washington George (niece of the station's 1st Program Director; Ken Knight, who later became owner of the call letters).  Jill Gibson Bell (daughter of Jack "Jockey Jack" Gibson later known as "Jack the Rapper".  Casual Cal - of UniverSol Circus Fame as the Station Manager.  Along with Radio Consultant Harry Lyles and many other talented announcers.  The Atlanta Chapter of the organization is proceeding with professing all of what the station once procured for the city.  Along with sharing what the Hall of Fame's meaning would be for projecting African American History.  The renovated properties of the WERD Station will comprise of a walk in view of the original station.  Host a historic museum comprising of the former years of radio broadcasting that embellished the local listeners ears over the airwaves of the 860 AM station.  Reopening of the historic station is Winter 2023 at its original home 330 Auburn Avenue; Atlanta, Ga., and with the graces and permission of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge located at 7340 Old National Hwy Riverdale, Ga. 30296.

 

The National Black Radio Hall of Fame is the parent company of the WERD Historical Radio Station.

 

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Pictured below are a few of the people who made the historical station WERD possible.

 

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