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Candid Look at Boston's Largest Black Radio Station, A
Program 709
Original Airdate: 12/10/1976

Subject Keywords
Affirmative action programs
Afro-American radio stations
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans in radio broadcasting
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Sex discrimination against women
Television broadcasting of news

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Wortham, Gretchen

Corporate Names
WILD Radio - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program focuses on Gretchen Wortham's recent appointment to Station Manager of WILD Radio, Boston. Host Barbara Barrow and Wortham discuss the personal and professional events that led to her appointment, equal employment and FCC regulations, listener/viewer feedback, women in the workplace, African American radio programming, advertising, and other issues related to WILD. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with anchors Eric Sampedro and Leah Fletcher, an excerpt from a film on early indigenous peoples in North America, and the "Community Calendar."

Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Conrad White

Barbara Barrow

Gretchen Wortham

Tom Balhatchet (audio editor)
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Brian Clarke (assistant to the producer)
Brian Clarke (still photography)
Dennis Correia (video)
June Cross (production assistant)
Leo Demers (videotape assembly)
Doug DeVitt (videotape assembly)
Leah Fletcher (reporter)
Michael Floyd (camera)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Dick Holden (camera)
Danny Horne (intern)
Lenita Johnson (intern)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Carolyn Marshall (production secretary)
Milan Merhar (videotape recordist)
Chas Norton (lighting)
John Plausse (lighting)
Eric Sampedro (reporter)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Jahid Songai (intern)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
Mario Valdes (researcher)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Bob Wilson (stage manager)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03331
Original footage 2" videotape A2-04317
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01256A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01257
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 3119-30
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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