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The Untold History of Oakland’s Soul Beat, a Pioneer Among Black-Owned TV Networks

Channel 37 wasn’t just one of the first Black-owned stations in the country — it was a launchpad for Bay Area stars

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Writer and editor living in the great state of California. You can find his work at the New York Times, The Ringer, NPR and other outlets. ericducker@gmail.com