WOOK-TV Building

WOOK-TV Building (HM223V)

Location: Washington, DC 20011
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 57.306', W 77° 0.256'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

—5321 First Place, NE —

WOOK-TV, on the air from 1963 to 1972, was the first "all-Negro" television station in the nation. White founder Richard Eaton also started its predecessor, WOOK-Radio, in 1947 in the nation's first "Negro-oriented" radio station. Viewers fondly remember Teenarama Dance Party, DC's first black teen dance show. Hosted by Bob King, Teenarama aired from 5 to 6 pm Monday through Saturday, from 1963 to 1971 (and before that on WOOK-Radio). It featured hand dancing, DC's unique form of swing. The Temptations, Marvelettes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, and many other performers often dropped by Teenarama while in town to appear at the Howard Theatre.
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HM NumberHM223V
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326329 N 4313704
Decimal Degrees38.95510000, -77.00426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.306', W 77° 0.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 18.36" N, 77° 0' 15.36" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5321 1st Pl NE, Washington DC 20011, US
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