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The Business Of Making Music (1980)

Of Equal Value



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-05-07

Duration: 00:28:46

Subjects: African Americans | Music | Radio | Sound recording industry


  • Wilmore, Hedi Host
  • Myers, Cheryll Host
  • Miller, Sidney, Jr. Interviewee
  • Sheeler, Homer J., Sr. Interviewee
  • Singleton, Charlie Interviewee
  • Dobbs, Ronnie Interviewee
  • Duke, Cecil Interviewee
  • Wilford, Win Interviewee
  • Howard, Ed Interviewee
  • Henry, Reginald Interviewee
  • Wallace, Al J. Interviewee


This episode of the series “Of Equal Value” from May 7, 1980, focuses on African Americans and the business side of the music industry. Host Cheryll Myers visits River City Recorders, a minority owned recording studio in Baton Rouge, and WXOK, a black radio station in Baton Rouge. She interviews: Sidney Miller, Jr. of Black Radio Exclusive; Homer J. Sheeler, Sr., the president of Royal Shield, Inc.; Charlie Singleton, musician; Ronnie Dobbs, the chief engineer at River City Recorders; Cecil Duke, musician; Win Wilford of CBS Records; Ed Howard, an artist manager; Reginald Henry of Security Broadcasting; and Al J. Wallace of WXOK. Hosts: Hedi Wilmore and Cheryll Myers