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Memphis, TN - (May 14, 2012) - WLOK (1340 AM), the first black-owned radio station in Memphis, will celebrate its 35th anniversary of African-American ownership with an anniversary dinner Friday, May 18, at the Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The dinner will bring together gospel celebrities, dignitaries, and loyal listeners to pay tribute to the local radio station that has become Memphis' leading source of gospel music and news.
"When WLOK began in 1977, there were many people who didn't believe that a black-owned radio could succeed in Memphis. But 35 years later and we're still here,'' said Art Gilliam, president of Gilliam Communications, Inc.