Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Statement by Mayor Duffy Regarding Andrew A. Langston

Rochester has lost a pioneer and leader in the community. Andrew Langston provided a voice for African Americans in our community. He was a visionary who saw the need for a Black-owned radio station in Rochester and filled that void by creating WDKX, which remains a mainstay 36 years later.

Mr. Langston provided a source for African American businesses to advertise that hadn’t existed before. During times when radio stations were being bought by major corporations, Mr. Langston held on to WDKX, which is now one of the few independently owned radio stations in the country.

My prayers go out to Mrs. Gloria Langston, their son Andre and the entire Langston family. We pray and hope that WDKX will continue to be the voice of the community for generations to come. -30-

News Media: For more information, contact Gary Walker at 428-7405. City of Rochester
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