DETROIT (AP) — A museum about one of the country’s first African-American owned and operated television stations is set to open in Detroit next month.
The William V. Banks Broadcast Museum & Media Center will open to the public beginning on Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.READ MORE: Police Officers, Civilian Injured By Driver On 3-Wheeled Vehicle In Detroit
The interactive museum details the historic achievements of the station, WGPR-TV 62. The facility is named after the late Dr. William V. Banks, the station’s founder, and is located inside the building that housed the original studios.READ MORE: Westland Police Investigating After Man Kills Ex-Girlfriend, Barricades Himself In Trailer
Joe Spencer, former WGPR program director and current president of the WGPR-TV Historical Society, says the station launched the media careers of many successful African-Americans and paved the way for minority programming.
WGPR-TV’s first broadcast was in 1975 on Channel 62 in Detroit.MORE NEWS: Whitmer Calls On Insurance Companies To Ensure Michigan Women Have Reproductive Health Coverage
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