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NEW YORK'S MOST SUCCESSFUL BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS

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[[caption]] PERCY SUTTON, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD [[/caption]]

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[[caption]] KEN WILLIAMS, NEWSCASTER [[/caption]]

Ken Williams, Thirty year old Jamaican born's "The Caribbean Affair" is regarded by most as "the biggest thing outside of the Caribbean." On WLIB, Saturdays from 6 a.m. to noon, Williams keep the Caribbean culture alive by discussing topics and news items from the islands, "dealing with matters affecting the Caribbean community in the metropolitan area," and playing reggae music. Here, only four years, Williams was newsman for WNYC radio's "Focus on the Community" and hosted a half hour Caribbean program on WNJR in Union, New Jersey before coming to 12B.

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[[caption]] HAL JACKSON, VICE PRESIDENT [[/caption]]

Hal Jackson, vice president and program manager for Inner City Broadcasting and veteran radio and television air personality, brings more than 25 years of experience in the communications field to Inner City. Often called the "Dean of Black Broadcasters," Jackson holds a record of "firsts": the first Black play-by-play sportscaster on the air; the first Black to host an interracial network television show (NBC's Frontiers in Faith); the first Black to produce a prime time network program for television. He also broke the color barrier at ABC Radio Network with a nightly jazz show. Hal knows everybody in the business and he is working to make sure everybody learns about Inner City.

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[[caption]] DAVID LAMPEL, NEWS DIRECTOR [[/caption]]

David Lampel, a native New Yorker, is at 22, the youngest news director of a major market radio station in the nation. Formerly news director for Black Audio Network news service, Lampel came to WLIB in 1969 asa news writer. Of his news philosophy, Lampel says, "We try to negate all that which is traditional in news and present a product which is dynamic in scope, indepth in nature and Black in concept."

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the communications business, he attended the University of Toledo and New York University. He formerly was managing editor of the New York Courier, one of the nation's top Black newspapers and later was public service director of WLIB-AM.

When Inner City acquired WBLS-FM in 1973 and was named head of the company and has helped make it one of the major growth businesses in the New Yort, area.

Sutton is a Board Member of the Minority Investment Fund, New York City Marathon, Hayden Planetarium, and Better Business Bureau of Harlem. He is first vice president of the National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters, chairmen of the Harlem Boy Scouts and Board Trustee of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.

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[[caption]] Frankie (Hollywood) Crocker WBLS-FM New York City [[/caption]]

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