Show Notes – November 30th, 2015

THIS #GIVINGTUESDAY give to the station that has something for everyone! WHCR will be 30 years old in 2016! We need your help to continue to empower

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THIS #GIVINGTUESDAY give to the station that has something for everyone!


WHCR will be 30 years old in 2016! We need your help to continue to empower listeners by providing informative, educational and cultural programming that speaks to the diverse populations of Harlem, upper Manhattan; and some sections of the Bronx, Queens, and New Jersey.


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