Hello!  I am conducting research on an African American broadcaster, reporter, and civil rights activist named Joseph Richardson Jones (ca. 1901-1948).  Jones began his career in vaudeville in the 1920s, turned to radio in the 1930s, and produced films and wrote for the historic black newspaper The Atlanta Daily World in the 1930s and 1940s.  I am trying to locate transcription discs containing the following radio shows for which he acted and/or directed:

The Life of Uncle Ned (1934-35): aired on WAVE in Lousiville, KY, and WENR and WAMQ in Chicago

Welcome Valley and Lights Out (1935) aired on WENR and WAMQ in Chicago

Happiness Ahead and Harlem Penthouse (1935): aired on WCFL in Chicago

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P.S.: For more information on Jones, please go to this link on the New Georgia Encyclopedia:

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