We Remember Hal Jackson: Broadcast Pioneer

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  • We Remember Hal Jackson: Broadcast Pioneer
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Man of Firsts

Adding to his impressive lists of famous firsts, Jackson became the first African-American host at WINX in Washington, hosting the nightly interview program The Bronze Review in 1939. He eventually moved on to hosting the jazz and blues program, The House That Jack Built, on WOOK. By the 1940s, Jackson was hosting four different daily programs for four different Washington-area radio stations.


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