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Power Players

Art Gilliam

Chairman and President, Gilliam Communications, Inc.


B.A., Yale University; M.B.A., Michigan. Founded WLOK, first black-owned radio station in Memphis, in 1977. Named many times #1 Gospel Station in nation by Religion & Media Quarterly. WLOK recognized as a Tennessee Historical Landmark. Inducted into Society of Entrepreneurs. Longtime sponsor of WLOK Stone Soul Picnic. Received 2011 Visionary Award from Downtown Memphis Commission.

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Issue: May 2012