Dyana Williams: broadcasting music, plus

Dyana Williams is one of the most prolific radio deejays of the Black Arts Movement and beyond. From WHUR at Howard University to WBLS, New York City’s legendary black radio station, Dyana has touched her listeners with her love of black music. She’s known as The Mother of Black Music month, which she helped found with her ex-husband Kenny Gamble, a record producer and award-winning R&B soul music songwriter. As a radio activist, Dyana campaigned for a month that would recognize the wide-reaching influence of black artists on American music. Behind the mic, she dedicates her work to perpetuating black music and culture. The relationship between the listener and the broadcaster is not one she takes lightly. She strives to bring her listeners music, plus. With an emphasis, of course, on the plus.

This podcast was created for the Worlds of Ntozake Shange & Digital Storytelling course at Barnard College, New York City

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