Black Jewish History Month: Magnificent Montague

Today in Black Jewish History Month, Magnificent Montague.

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Nathaniel “Magnificent” Montague is an American R&B disc jockey notable not only for the soul music records he helped promote on KGFJ Los Angeles and WWRL New York City, but whose trademark catch-phrase, “Burn, baby! Burn!” became the rallying cry of the 1965 Watts riots.

Semi-retired by the mid-1970s, Montague relocated to Palm Springs, California, where he was instrumental in the launch of easy listening KPLM, today a successful country music station. His was the first radio station construction permit issued to an African-American in four decades.

His autobiography, Burn, baby! BURN! was published in October, 2003 by the University of Illinois Press.

This is Black Jewish History Month at MaNishtana’s Musings.

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