Looking for digital audio of "Radio Free Dixie"
January 4, 2017 10:12 AM   Subscribe

Radio Free Dixie was a musical/political program that was broadcast out of Cuba in the early 1960s (Wikipedia). You can find a few snippets on Youtube, and a few other places online but in general, it seems that archives of the show are either not digitized or very hard to find. Perhaps someone else has better Google-Fu than me and can help find some more!

Just to avoid duplication, I have found a few other snippets of audio online, but these are either dead links or small excerpts of audio. Ideally there is a trove of unedited primary-source audio out there!
posted by jeremias to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
According to that PBS article, a few US stations were apparently rebroadcasting the show back in the day. This isn't much, but: There were bootlegs floating around as well but so far I'm not turning anything up.
posted by christopherious at 11:05 AM on January 4, 2017

Oh and obligatory Archive.org searches (no hits I don't think but probably worth digging into):
posted by christopherious at 11:24 AM on January 4, 2017

You might try contacting historian Timothy Tyson, author of Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power, University of North Carolina Press (1994). If anyone would know about an audio archive, it'd probably be him.
posted by mediareport at 3:32 AM on January 5, 2017

Alright, the hunt continues then. Thanks folks!
posted by jeremias at 7:23 AM on January 6, 2017

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