The Dial

Institute History

  • 2014 Episodic Story Lab


The Dial is inspired by the true story of Nat D. Williams, America's first black radio DJ. His weekly show on WDIA-Memphis starts a music revolution when he introduces the public to blues and soul. While tensions arise as whites and blacks begin working together at the radio station, the conflict within mirrors what is happening outside as the civil rights movement gathers thunder.


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