About This Show
FreshTouch Communication - Topics include communication tips, sharpening negotiation strategies, keys to effective presentations, customer service skills and more. Subscribe,review and repost these short segments hosted by communication consultant D.A. Williams.
Most Recent Episode
The importance of Urban Radio
The power of R&B disc jockeys of the ’60s cannot be underestimated. The popularity of stations such as Chicago’s WVON, Philadelphia’s WHAT, New Orleans’ WYLD, San Francisco’s KSOL and others rivaled that of pop stations at a time when black artists were not immediate mainstream successes, as they are now. The disc jockeys, with their on-air (and on-top-of-the-record) patter and clout in “breaking” hit records, also had lots of impact in the music business as record promoters, nightclub owners, and, occasionally, as recording artists. Most 45s featuring these DJs would generally consist of instrumentals on which the DJ would do patter or recitations and are interesting artifacts of that era.