Black Women In Radio Honors the Life and Legacy of St. Louis Radio Personality Tammie Holland Who Lost Cancer Battle

Tammie loved Josephine Baker. Baker, born in St. Louis (like Tammie) was the famous African American entertainer who excelled in France.  In one of her NAACP speeches Baker said, “You know, friends, that I do not lie to you when I tell you I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents. And much more. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad. “  Tammie Holland is a cherished member of our professional broadcasting community and one of the luminaries in the Black Women in Radio (BWIR) Distinguished Inaugural 39, with her voice preserved in the BWIR National Historical Collection in partnership with the Library of Congress’ Radio Preservation Task Force, a testament to her lasting impact and extraordinary career contributions. 

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Two National Historical Collections:  One Black Radio Heritage Treasure

The LEGENDS Collection and the Black Women in Radio National Historic Collection and Oral History Project are two national black radio heritage treasures that guide us through the untold stories of resilience, determination, adversity, and triumph. 

These collections deliver unique perspectives from the men and women who have helped shape black radio culture. The Black Women in Radio National Historic Collection and Oral History Project is especially significant as it resolves one of the biggest archival oversights in American history, as it is the largest contemporary collection for black women broadcasters. 

Business and corporate partnerships are needed. Contact Felesha Love at or  As we continue educational research, everyone can  play a part by following, joining, participating, and donating to BWIR/ BWIRHS. 

If you have a piece of black radio history, we encourage you to let us know and contribute to these important collections. Through the BWIR and LEGENDS collections, we add value to American History and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the impact of black radio and the individuals who have dedicated their lives to it. 


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 White House Invite Plus Library of Congress Presentations Signal Importance of Preserving Black Voices

Before Black Women in Radio (BWIR) revealed its much-anticipated National Historic Collection and Oral History Project, the Inaugural 30 met with President Biden’s Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre, and Public Engagement Director Steve Benjamin.

Radio professionals traveled from all over the country for the Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) Conference April 27-29, 2023, at the Library of Congress. 

The BWIR Collection revealed thirty-nine stellar professionals known as the distinguished “Inaugural 30” and each woman’s unique contributions to radio on a local, regional, and national scale. Curator and BWIR Founder Felèsha Love announced plans a national traveling exhibit. To donate click the Donations button. Business and corporate donors request more information at   Photo

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Introducing the new Radio LEGENDS Collection Research Project

Black Women In Radio (BWIR), and the Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) of the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board investigate unexplored radio culture impacting industry, advertising, and music through sound in a new contemporary project called LEGENDS: The Evolution and Legacy of Black Radio Culture.

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