King Coleman Blasts Racism In Radio – BROADCASTING Magazine (1968)

BROADCASTING MAGAZINE, AUGUST 26, 1968

Carleton “King” Coleman, former disc jockey and now head of Platinum Records, shouted, “I detest this whole program,” and told the FCC official he had no business making such a speech to NATRA.

“He should have made this talk to the station owners,” Mr. Coleman said. “We are announcers and we have no control over programming.” Launching into criticism of “$200,000 dollar a year” black personalities on top New York stations who submit to white control (exception: “William B. Williams on WNEW in New York is the only man in radio who can say his own views.”)

Mr. Coleman concluded: “We just want to do what white people can do.”

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