Mary Mason

She's been tagged a "Philadelphia Institution." Humanitarian, on-air personality and entrepreneur, Mary Mason has been involved with radio since 1958 when she joined station WHAT. During a 28-year run, Mary switched from gospel to popular music and became the first black radio talk show host in October 1970.

The co-owner of several radio stations throughout the country, Mary formed the Mary Mason Community Foundation several years ago. The organization has been responsible for distributing close to a half-million dollars to radio disc jockeys that are down on their luck throughout the past ten years. A founding member of the Black Music Association, a National Board Member of the Martin Luther King Foundation for Non-Violence and a National Board Member and Executive Vice-President of the National Black Media Coalition, Mary continues to minister to people through her highly-rated and much-loved daily morning talk show on WHAT. There she enjoys the highest ratio of listeners per week for any morning drive time host in the Philadelphia area.

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