Archives November 2023

New Improvements to The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Website

We at The Greenwood Beat – WFPG are always striving to provide the best service, music, and shows to our loyal listeners. In order to achieve this, we regularly perform maintenance on our website to ensure its optimal functionality. Unfortunately, this sometimes requires us to take the website offline temporarily. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We are incredibly grateful for the support and patience of our amazing listeners. Your dedication to our station is what motivates us to continually improve. We truly believe that The Greenwood Beat – WFPG has the best listeners in the world!

Now, we are excited to introduce some new enhancements to our website. You will notice a new “Play” button located at the bottom of the page. By clicking on this button, you can easily listen to our music and shows. Additionally, we have added a feature that displays the song and artist details while you listen.

We have also given our website a fresh new look. We invite you to explore the updated design and share your feedback with us online or on our Facebook page. Your input is invaluable to us as we continue to grow and improve.

Lastly, we would like to ask for your ongoing support. The Greenwood Beat – WFPG relies on the support of our listeners to keep bringing you the music and shows you love. You can stay connected with us by emailing us at info@thegreenwoodbeat.com.

Supporting Black Media Firms: Correcting and Creating History

Supporting black media firms is crucial in correcting and creating history that includes us. Black media plays a vital role in providing information and telling our stories. It sheds light on the other side of history that has not been readily known for generations.

One such black media firm is The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, a pioneering black, women-owned radio station in Oklahoma. This remarkable achievement alone is reason enough for the entire community, city, and state to support it.

WFPG gives a voice to Greenwood, but it also serves as a voice for the community, especially the disadvantaged, by highlighting important issues and facilitating meaningful discussions. The station covers a wide array of topics and shares valuable information. Some shows and music are there for entertainment and feel-good moments, while others delve into more serious matters.

Currently, Dr. Angela K. Chambers and Dr. Francetta L. Mays, the founders of The Greenwood Beat, are running a fundraiser on GoFundMe to seek support for their radio station. They are requesting funds to purchase equipment, software, and memberships for advertising and promotion, with the aim of taking the station to new heights.

Supports can donate, purchase advertising or merchandise or sponsor a show to effort to support and help the station grow! For more information contact the station via email at info@thegreenwoodbeat.com or click on the links below.

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Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Announces Itinerary for 3rd Annual World Class Winter Gala

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce (GCC) has just released the highly anticipated itinerary for their upcoming 3rd Annual World Class Winter Gala. Taking place on December 9, 2023, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa – Warren Place, this gala promises to be an unforgettable evening of elegance and fun.

Starting at 4:45 pm, the event kicks off with registration, followed by a delightful cocktail hour and silent auction at 5:00 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle and bid on an array of exciting items while enjoying delicious drinks.

At 6:00 pm, the ballroom doors will open, revealing a stunning setting for the gala. The program officially begins at 6:15 pm, featuring a lineup of local, regional, and national partner presentations. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the GCC’s important work and the impact it has on the Greenwood District.

As the evening progresses, guests will be treated to a delectable dinner served promptly at 6:30 pm. The menu promises to be a culinary delight, offering a variety of delicious options to suit every palate.

At 6:45 pm, the much-anticipated awards ceremony will commence. This is the perfect moment to recognize and honor individuals and businesses who have made significant contributions to the Greenwood District. It is a time to celebrate their achievements and show appreciation for their dedication.

Following the awards ceremony, guests will be entertained with captivating performances starting at 9:15 pm. The entertainment lineup promises to be a highlight of the evening, with talented artists and performers taking the stage to create a truly memorable experience.

For those who want to keep the celebration going, an after-party will take place from 11:00 pm to 1:00 am. This is the perfect opportunity to dance the night away and enjoy the company of fellow gala attendees.

Tickets for the 3rd Annual World Class Winter Gala are now available for purchase on Eventbrite. Don’t miss out on this incredible event that combines elegance and fun for a worthy cause. The gala serves as the GCC’s annual fundraising event, supporting various initiatives such as preservation, stadium taxes, grants for businesses on Greenwood Avenue, and ensuring the long-term viability of the Greenwood District.

If you are unable to attend the gala but still want to contribute, donations are greatly appreciated. Every contribution helps make a difference in the Greenwood District and supports the GCC’s ongoing efforts to uplift the community.

Discover the Fascinating History of Greenwood District with Terry Baccus

When it comes to exploring the rich history and vibrant culture of historic Greenwood District, there’s no better guide than Terry Baccus. Dubbed the ‘Mayor of Greenwood,’ Terry has been captivating tourists with his extensive knowledge, quick wit, and magnetic personality. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply curious about this iconic area, a tour with Terry Baccus is an absolute must.

Thousands of visitors have flocked to Tulsa in recent times to embark on the historic Greenwood Tour led by Terry Baccus. It’s not uncommon to bump into Terry while strolling through the historic Greenwood District, as he is always eager to engage in conversation and share his wealth of knowledge and a laugh or two.

What sets Terry apart is his deep understanding of the history and significance of Greenwood, also known as the original Black Wall Street. This area, spanning 36 square miles, holds a remarkable story that Terry is able to recount with passion and authenticity.

But Terry’s commitment to Greenwood goes beyond being a tour guide. He actively looks out for the tenants and patrons of the historic Greenwood District, ensuring that the area continues to thrive. Additionally, Terry is the producer of the documentary ‘The Greenwood Ave Project, a captivating exploration of Greenwood’s history. This documentary serves as a valuable resource for those unable to visit Greenwood in person.

You can rent or purchase the documentary online through Terry’s website at www.tourofblackwallstreet.com. It’s an opportunity to delve into the stories, struggles, and triumphs of Greenwood from the comfort of your own home.

Terry Baccus has a natural gift for storytelling and entertaining his audience. Many have even remarked that he should have been a teacher. His tours offer an immersive experience, providing an up-close and almost surreal account of the history of Greenwood. You’ll walk away with a newfound appreciation for this remarkable district.

If you’re ready to embark on a journey through time and discover the fascinating history of Greenwood, get in touch with Terry Baccus to schedule your next tour. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to explore the heart and soul of the original Black Wall Street.

Uncovering Injustices in Oklahoma: The Conversation Continues

The internet was buzzing yesterday as many watched various live streaming videos from those attending the event at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Our Chief Operating Officer (COO) and host of the Refocused and Informed Radio Talk Show, Dr. Francetta L. Mays, was present at the event. She, along with others who have been on the frontlines fighting for justice and reform in Oklahoma, witnessed the Wooley family’s struggle for justice.

The justice system failed the Wooley family, and those in power were allowed to get away with cover-ups and misdeeds for far too long. Power is being misused, and it is up to the public to get involved. We must support those who are fighting for the rights and fair treatment of others.

Lawmakers, law enforcement, and those working in the public service industry must be held to a high standard and be held accountable for their actions. The uncovering of injustices in Oklahoma is just the beginning of a larger conversation that needs to take place.

Join us today for the Refocused and Informed Radio Talk Show, where Dr. Angela K. Chambers and Dr. Francetta L. Mays will delve deeper into the issues surrounding the Wooley case and the broader implications for justice and reform in Oklahoma. This is an opportunity to stay informed and be part of the conversation.

Listen live at www.thegreenwoodbeat.com, Apple Music or TuneIn radio app. Refocused and Informed broadcasts every Thursday, 2PM CST. Connect with the show on Facebook.

 

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