Christine Cooper Spindel

Christine Cooper Spindel was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She worked at radio station WDIA as continuity chief and program director from 1947 to 1954. She currently lives in Memphis.

February 02, 2014

I was twenty-three and had been working at WDIA for one year, as long as the station had been on the air. Unexpectedly, Bert asked me to move a little closer to him on the seat. I edged over and waited but he didn’t speak. After a long moment he whispered, just loud enough for me to hear, “What do you think of programming for Negro people?”