The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Announces New Sponsorship

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Announces New Sponsorship

UPDATE: 7/28/23 11:17 PM

Correction made: The song “Outstanding” was written about a woman. Please accept our apologies for the inaccurate information. 

A lot is happening on Greenwood these days. Since its launch on June 8th of this year, The Greenwood Beat WFPG station owners have been on the gas to build something big to bridge the community gaps.

Thursday on Greenwood, Angela K. Chambers, Chief Executive Officer of  WFPG; Linda Wilson, wife of Ronnie Wilson, founder of the GAP Band; and Francetta L. Mays, Chief Operations Officer of WFPG, pictured above, met to seal the deal on a sponsorship. Linda Wilson is the executor of the Estate of Ronnie Wilson and has collaborated with the first black, woman-owned radio station in Oklahoma to preserve the legacy and share the history of the GAP Band.

The GAP Band was founded in 1967 by Ronnie Wilson, the eldest brother of the group. GAP represents Greenwood, Archer, and Pine Streets, where the members grew up. The area is famously known as the Historic Greenwood District, also known as The Original Black Wall Street.

The group is famous for R&B hits such as “Outstanding” and “You Dropped a Bomb on M.” 

The GAP Band is one of the most favorite crossover groups ever. “Outstanding” has been sampled in over 100 songs by various artists.

Preserving the legacy and sharing the group’s history in Tulsa is vital to Linda Wilson because it’s a defined part of Tulsa’s history, and it was a request from the late Ronnie Wilson.

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG will have a weekly one-hour show dedicated to the sounds of the GAP Band for the fans to enjoy every Friday at 5:00 PM for the drive home.

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