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Archive preserves pioneering gay radio broadcasts from the 70s

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We’re partial to the medium of radio – so, too, were LGBTQ activists in Houston, Texas in the 1970s.

Openly gay hosts led listeners, out or not, into pride parades, and tough conversations. The archivists who’ve digitized these recordings share their most interesting finds.

Guests
Emily Vinson, Preservation Coordinator at the University of Houston

Bethany Scott, Head of Preservation & Reformatting at the University of Houston

Leoneda Inge is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Leoneda has been a radio journalist for more than 30 years, spending most of her career at WUNC as the Race and Southern Culture reporter. Leoneda’s work includes stories of race, slavery, memory and monuments. She has won "Gracie" awards, an Alfred I. duPont Award and several awards from the Radio, Television, Digital News Association (RTDNA). In 2017, Leoneda was named "Journalist of Distinction" by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Cole del Charco is an audio producer and writer based in Durham. He's made stories for public radio's All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Marketplace. Before joining Due South, he spent time as a freelance journalist, an education and daily news reporter for WUNC, and a podcast producer for WFAE in Charlotte.