Black History Month has led to the beginning of important discussions regarding the perceptions of race - especially during the turbulent times that included the coverage of the reportedly racially motivated deaths of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Eric Garner - and brought noted speakers to the campus of Texas Tech.
But the month is only 28 days, and some are hoping that it could evolve into year-round conversations about race and culture in America.
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Dr. Clive Kinghorn, the only person to manage all of Texas Tech University's broadcast entities - KTXT-FM and KOHM-FM, later KTTZ-FM, passed away last month. He was 77.
Fondly remembered by many at Texas Tech and those in the Lubbock radio community as "Dr. Radio," Kinghorn was loved for his knack of bringing the community together.
Todd Chambers, the interim associate dean for undergraduate affairs and former colleague of Kinghorn's, said when Lubbock was in the process of obtaining an NPR affiliate station, Kinghorn was a prominent figure in the efforts.