Pat Prescott Shares Powerful Words At Black Business Association Celebrating Women Event
In honor of National Women’s History Month and the National Women’s History Project’s 2023 theme of “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” the Black Business Association (BBA) presented their 20th annual Salute to Black Women Business Conference, Vendor Faire & Awards Luncheon. As part of the event, radio personality Pat Prescott spoke to Dr. Moshe Lewis about her nearly 50-year career in radio and the importance of advocating for oneself.
Originally from Hampton, Virginia, Pat started her radio career in New Orleans before moving to New York City to host the midday show at WRVR, a heritage jazz station. She went on to work at several other New York stations, including WBLS, WLIB, The National Black News Network, and contemporary jazz station CD 101.9, during her 23 years in the city.
In 2001, Pat moved to Los Angeles to co-host the morning show at 94-7 The Wave with saxophonist Dave Koz, later taking over as the solo host. She is also the producer and host of Making Waves, the annual Black History Month tribute, and Justice Now, a 20-part social justice series. In 2022, Pat returned to the New York airwaves as host of My Favorite Things on WBGO.