The Ghetto: Five Years of Black Radio, The Tech, 1975

The Ghetto: Five Years of Black Radio, 1975

Author(s): Mike McNamee/The Tech
  • Type: Article
  • Researcher: Other Researchers
  • Timeline: 1970s
  • Affiliation: Student

Created and run by Black Students' Union members, The Ghetto was a soul-music radio show that gained popularity in the Cambridge/Boston area. Show creators Waayl Ahmad Salih ’72, SM/EAA ‘73 (aero-astro major and future physician) and James “JC” Clark ’76, SM '81 named The Ghetto radio show after Donny Hathaway’s 1970 song. Their faculty advisor was longtime MIT electrical-engineering professor Amar Bose ‘51, founder of the Bose company.

McNamee, Mike. "The Ghetto: Five Years of Black Radio." The Tech Vol. 94, No. 17 (11 April, 1975).