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KJLH-FM and the Los Angeles Riots of 1992: Compton's Neighborhood Station in the Aftermath of the Rodney King Verdict

KJLH-FM and the Los Angeles Riots of 1992: Compton's Neighborhood Station in the Aftermath of the Rodney King Verdict (Paperback)

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As the only independently Black-owned radio station in South Central Los Angeles, KJLH-FM was thrust into the national and international media spotlight in the aftermath of the Rodney King trial. During the ensuing riots, KJLH introduced the world to South Central Los Angeles as only those who lived and worked there could. Owned by musician Stevie Wonder since 1979, the station upheld his legacy of community commitment, becoming an essential hub for the African American community and earning a Peabody Award along the way. This book explores the social, political, and economic impact of KJLH, drawing heavily upon more than 200 pages of interview and program transcripts from the 1992 radio coverage.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesRadio & television industryFilm, TV & DramaRadioPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia Studies Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 01/09/2009 ISBN-13: 9780786443864  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Phylis Johnson is an associate professor and former (now interim) chairperson of the Radio-Television Department at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

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