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ALAN FREED - BROADCASTS

Event Date: 11th July 1951
 
 
EVENT DESCRIPTION
 
Alan Freed broadcasts his first Rhythm and blues radio programme from station WJW in Cleveland
 
EVENT SUMMARY
 
Disc jockey and music promoter Alan Freed broadcasts his first Rhythm and blues radio programme from station WJW in Cleveland, Ohio. Freed uses the term rock and roll to describe R&B, in an effort to introduce the music to a broader white audience.
 
 
 
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