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Esmond Patterson, Legendary Gospel Announcer, Atlanta, GA

Creator:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters
Atlanta Interfath Broadcasters Oral History Collection
Subject:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters
Physical description:
1 U-matic 3/4" video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Place:
Atlanta (Ga.)
Notes:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Inc. is the nation's largest regional interfaith cable network. AIB has been providing faith-based communities and nonprofit service organizations access to a larger audience since 1969. AIB remains a destination for international dignitaries and media representatives due to its unique programming platform, which promotes dialogue between all faiths, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Seen in over 1,000,000 homes across 19 metro area counties, AIB is a self-supporting organization and does not allow the solicitation of funds or attacks on other faiths. Viewers can find Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others presenting their views.
Summary:
Esmond Patterson hosts the number-one rated Sunday morning gospel show on WAOK Radio in Atlanta, Georgia. The legendary Esmond Patterson has been with WAOK since 1963 and is both an announcer and a salesman. He began his radio career at WERD, the first black radio station in the nation. Brother Patterson was the recipient of the Diamond Award for AM Personality of the year in 1988 and is currently a nominee for a spot in the Emerson Radio Hall of Fame along with Dick Clark, Casey Kasem and Wolfman Jack.
Cite as:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters
Topic:
African American radio stations
Local number:
ACMA AV000126
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Atlanta Interfath Broadcasters Oral History Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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