WVON 1390 AM - "We Are Family" (Commercial, 1980)
This station has a bit of a confusing history, but it now occupies the frequency 1690 AM.
WVON was a "heritage" station to Chicago's black community featuring great Black air personalities like Lucky Cordell, Bruce Brown, Herb Kent "the cool gent", Yvonne Daniels and many others. WVON became well-known outside the Chicago area as well. Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, sent every song he produced immediately to WVON before any other station. Other similar stations across the country took inspiration from WVON's format. The station also had an active role during the Civil Rights Movement, covering it extensively.
They now have a lineup of various talk shows with hosts such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dorothy Tillman, and Al Sharpton.
"WVON's ON 1390 AM"
This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, May 19th 1980.
Date Uploaded: 11/10/2007
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