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    Mutual Black Network August 29, 1979 The first completely Black owned radio network in the world, "Mutual Black Network" was purchased by Sheridan Broadcasting Corp.

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    Mary Dee Dudley, one of the nation’s first black female disc jockeys, was in the air chair at a special Hill District studio for what was then known as WHOD (860) in Homestead. (Pittsburgh Courier archives)

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