Dorothy Edwards Brunson (March 13, 1939 – July 31, 2011) was a notable African-American broadcaster.
After leaving Inner City Broadcasting, Brunson was the first African-American female to own a radio station in 1979, WEBB (1360 AM) in Baltimore, Maryland, a longtime popular feature and pride of the city's black community since its establishment in 1955. The purchase was made from the famous "Godfather of Soul", entertainer/performer/singer James Brown, (1933-2006). She also later purchased radio stations in Atlanta and Wilmington, North Carolina.
Brunson would sell off her radio stations eleven years later in 1990 to provide funding to establish WGTW-TV (Channel 48), licensed to Burlington, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia, to the east across the Delaware River, becoming the first African-American woman to establish a television station. She later sold WGTW-TV to the Trinity Broadcasting Network in 2004, as the station was experiencing additional hardships with limited financial resources in acquiring additional quality syndicated programming. She died in July 2011 in Baltimore.
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- Baltimore Sun: "Dorothy E. Brunson, radio station owner, dies", August 4, 2011.
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