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St. Louis hip-hop station becomes an outlet for locals to speak about Ferguson

by Alex Cohen and Jacob Margolis | Take Two

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Protesters walk in front of a line of police as authorities try to disperse a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo. early Wednesday. The St. Louis suburb saw less violence than recent nights of protests. Charlie Riedel/AP

Throughout the events in Ferguson, many residents  have been tuning in to two local radio stations in the St. Louis area — WFUN and WHHL — which serve primarily African American audiences. And while usually they play hip hop and R&B music, they've changed up their format recently. In the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, the station made the choice to stop the music and open up their phone lines so that listeners could talk about what was happening in their hometown.

Alex Cohen speaks with Operations Manager Jowcol Dolby, or Boogie D, about what he's been hearing from the community.

 

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