Betty Ramey (c. 1924- ) co-founded WRKL Radio with her husband Al Spiro in Rockland, New York in 1964. WRKL radio grew into a pioneering, indomitable station which, despite setbacks, provided community members with a means of voicing their opinions over the airwaves.
After Spiro's death in 1968, Ramey, a former art teacher, succeeded her husband as manager of the station and as the host of its controversial, news-making discussion program "Hotline." She continued to run WRKL as a very successful, local radio station until 1985, serving as host of "Hotline" until November of that year.
This gallery presents samples from the Betty Ramey/WRKL Station Collection at the Library of American Broadcasting.
The collection spans the years 1953 to 1989 and contains business records, photographs, awards, audio materials, and clippings. It was donated to the Library by Betty Ramey in 1998.