Black History: Recognizing Broadcasting Firsts In Metro DetroitIt was such a big deal that President Gerald Ford publicly congratulated WGPR-TV when it hit the air in 1975.
WGPR-TV 62: Where God’s Presence Radiates! [BLOG]I can easily recall the day, September 29, 1975 when WGPR-TV 62 went on the air live for the first time.
WGPR-TV62’s Imprint Lives OnWGPR-TV62 was the first black-owned TV station in the nation, started by the late attorney and minister William Banks in 1975, on East Jefferson in Detroit.

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