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.
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?”